Closeouts. Made of the soft, hollow fibers of alpaca, ML Kessler's Honeycomb beanie hat is both insulating and stylish -- the perfect companion for everything from the bunny hill to the wintry walk home.
Reviewed by Hiker Chic from Cambridge, MA on Monday, October 29, 2012
Did not like. The hat was too thin to wear for much warmth due to holes in the weave, yet also a bit tight and not relaxed in the fit so was not something I'd want to wear for style either. The yarn was _not_ special or soft. Skip this one.
Reviewed by comfort crazy from Maryland on Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I liked this beanie so much that I bought a second one, considering the price. The second one is much smaller and too tight even for my small head. I guess they are hand-made, which is a good thing, but size is more of a gamble. About the insulating issue: you really need to wear it outdoors on a cold day to see that alpaca is really very insulating despite being so thin and light.
Reviewed by comfort crazy from Maryland on Sunday, January 15, 2012
I have a small head and this beanie fits perfect, covers ears and won't slide over my eyes. Alpaca wool is very thin and light but very warm, more insulating than sheep wool. It won't keep you warm during a heavy blizzard but when temperatures are in the 20's or 30's it keeps my head very warm without feeling stuffy and sweaty. I have very short hair and for the average winter temperatures where I live this is perfect. I will get another one in a different color.
Reviewed by YogaChick from Chicago on Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I was excited to order this hat because the color (blue purple) is very pretty and, judging from the picture, the shape looks like a slouch beanie. It is also reasonably priced for hand knit alpaca. When I received it, I thought I must have been sent a child's hat by mistake! I was able to get it on my head, but the fit was like an extremely tight and thin skull cap--not flattering or particularly warm. I returned it. I wish the dimensions of the hat were included and/or it were shown on a model. Otherwise, there's no way to tell its actual size.