I based my pattern off of a hat my brother passed down to my oldest kid and it turned out
I interfaced the hat portion, but not the front flap--next time I definitely will.
The hat is made from one long rectangle (top middle) flanked by half ovals on either side. Then I eyeballed the ear flaps and front. I did take two darts out of the front rectangle--you can see them in the bottom picture. The ties are made by braided yarn.
I quilted the lining to some red flannel. It's beautiful.
Topstitched everything even over the fur--it took pretty well--better than I expected.
Obligatory picture of me wearing hat. All in all I love this hat but I won't make one again. Unless it is for my boys.