the Cadillac* of needles that is; a pair of Addi Turbo Lace needles.
The lovely wee bonnet has you knit the back crown in the round and set aside, then knit beginning at the front brim back to the crown. I only had size 1 dpns so nothing long enough for the brim stitches.
A quick trip out to the LYS and I was home and content. This pattern is super satisfying. It's like an Evelyn A. Clark only in a bonnet.
High praise in my book.
*or Prius - insert luxury car of your choice. : )