This is a cashmere hat. I got the yarn and original pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, but resized the pattern a bit so it would fit the giftee. The yarn is wonderful. I mean it's 100% Italian Cashmere, how can you go wrong? If blogs were tactile, I would pass this around so you could all feel it and give it a squoosh. You'll just have to use your imagination. It's glorious. I used the Charcoal colorway so it will go with either black or navy coats. Did I mention it's really amazing yarn?