Love this Linen yarn! Yum!
If I were to do this pattern over again, I would probably use the worsted weight yarn throughout the whole thing, instead of DK weight for the body of it. It's a little on the short side (which could be because I have an over-sized noggin) and I would make the ties a little longer too.
I love the way the pattern was written though, insanely easy to understand, even picking up the stitches along the band of it was explained in detail.