I love wearing this hat, even if its just around the house, lol. It's ridiculously fun.
Followed the Tricorn Hat Pattern by knitlikeapirate.com using Patons Wool Merino. Felt the hat in my washing machine and then blocked it into shape by pinning on a styrofoam head.
I made my own cockade using this lovely tutorial (http://www.jennylafleur.com/study/cockade.htm) and finished it with an awesome pewter skull button. I then stitched on some silver trim, attached the cockade and added a couple ostrich feathers. I've found the ostrich feathers located in the floral section at craft stores work great as the base has floral tape wrapped wire which helps in securing it to the hat.