Because I can.
I really love the way that this design came together; I love the way the texture of the pattern stitch and the plain single crochet add to the illusion that this is a hat with a ribbon wrapped around it, and not just a two-color hat.
Wren liked it better before it had the bow on it. Fortunately, bows are one of those design elements that aren’t integral to the piece, and can therefore be taken or left by the person executing the pattern.
Which brings me to my next point – I wrote the pattern up this morning, and hope to get it in testing today. That means you’ll be able to buy it within the week (assuming all goes well)!