I'm so much happier with this hat than the previous one. It's also 80%Baby Alpaca and 20%Bamboo.
I grew up in Canada and we called any hat that was knit a tuque - even the ones people bought in stores. My mother made ribbed ones that were quite long and could be turned up for extra protection over the ears. I would call your hat a tuque as well. It is beautiful and the colour is so rich. Very impressive cable.
I call it a tuque too (or is it a toque?). But I too think ours all had turned up brims. I guess these tight-fitting ones without the rolled up brim could be called beanies. Oh semantics!! You can call it a hat, if you want... it's still a toque to me!
Nicely done, btw.
Great hat Bob! I love the open cable and the color! Due to my being follicular-ly challenged, I wear these hats nearly daily around this time of year.
The Knitting Mill
great color and detail. Well done, you!