I got turned onto the "Ida" when a friend of mine bought a pink one for herself & it didn't fit her (her head was too small). I convinced my husband to purchase it from her for my stocking 2 Xmas' ago.
I made a point last Xmas to let him know how much I wanted a white "Ida" & low & behold there it was Xmas morning.
This Xmas I have hinted that a Partridge Paid under the tree would be the best thing I could receive!!!
I too think black in the "Ida" would be great. In fact "Ida's" should be in all the colors that "Stormys" are in. Love that short brim!!! Great hat!!! My goal is to have one in every color!!!