I made this hat over 5 years ago. I based it on the Andean Chullo Hat pattern from Knit Picks.
I'm planning on doing the hat again, mainly to do a different color than gold as the main color. Finances were tight when I made the hat and I had to knit from stash. When the new hat happens, I'll do a whole new post, explain things in detail, and put up new pictures and charts. Hopefully I'll be able to fix them so they don't take up quite so much space.