Made at the same time that I made my son't Halloween hat. It is knitted from some Merino wool/Possum hair blend yarn that a friend brought back for me from New Zealand. Possum are a problem species there, so someone has figured out what to do with them.....this is incredibly soft yarn, almost angora-like. I love it. It's a super warm hat. I wear it splitting wood on the coldest of days. Now there's a funny sight!