Thanks for all the compliments on the hat! I appreciate that. Here's the link to the pattern many of you were asking for:
AND! A couple of you remember the messenger I was working on some time ago. Yes, the beautiful thing IS finished (and ironically made for the same gentleman receiving the hat). The whole thing is done in the round, with Paton's wool, the alchemical star to match his tattoo is done in blue cashmere. The pattern is in the book, "Knitting for Peace."