Detail of the crocheted cables and popcorn stitches.
The pattern is from Crochet Garden on Etsy : Rugged Mountain Hat Collection for Men.
I spun the yarn last year from a bag of alpaca roving from Sabamba Alpaca Farm. Really nice stuff! It' is unbelievably soft and warm. It's dense, too. Tested at -11 degrees F.
What immense satisfaction to know that I could create this straight from the alpaca fiber to yarn to making a practical and useful item!
DH says he wants one, too. I told him it would take a while to spin the yarn from roving again ... He's willing to wait for it.