This is something I started last winter and wasn't really pleased with. I basically made the whole thing three times to tweak the shape, and I am relatively pleased with it now. The bill was another thing I had to do a few times to get to work out, but I think I have found a pattern that works. I may add a few details later, but here it is for now:
It's nice to have something done just in time for the proper season. I usually start things when I want them and finish them when they're just going out of season (see bow ties).