It's a top-down hat.
And the beginning is designed along the lines of vintage doilies.
There's a lot of cosy warm ribbing to cover your ears on a chilly day.
And my favorite part: a big luxurious pompom on the top.
It's knit from Valley Yarns Berkshire, a nice fat single wool yarn with alpaca for softness. Even if it isn't in your own oddments box, I recommend trying it!