This hat actually looks better from a distance. If you are too close, the middle patterns aren’t as distinct. I have avoided the colour combination of red and black for decades because they were the colours of my high school, which I hated with a passion. Anyway, I do recognize the strength of the colour combo, even if I can’t like it personally. It uses Basket Stitch (top and bottom) with Fancy Basket Pattern in between, both can be found on pg 63. If I were to redo it, and i did briefly consider it, I would maybe do only the middle two sections of the Fancy Basket Pattern with wide red bands above and below. This would look like arrows on a red field.