My DH likes hats that have a 'native' look. Merigold's husband is really great at designing his own "cultural" hats, but alas, I'm not that inventive. I found a pattern on Ravelry called the Machu Picchu Earflap Hat
. My husband loves the two color design work, but not the flaps, so I left them out. Earflaps are a young thing, my DH is not.
The pattern uses bulky yarn, so this project took one day.
Elann's Peruvian Highland Bulky: not quite two skeins of Coffee Brown and not quite one skein of the Indian Red. Each skein has 54 yards. The yarn is quite nice, and I would use it again.
It is surprisingly soft, and not dry feeling.
Stranding bulky yarn makes the hat real thick in those areas, but he likes a fat hat. He had a brown & tan bulky weight hat for years and years, don't know where he got hold of it. It finally gave out due to moth holes. I think it got moths cuz of where he stashed his precious hat. (not in the house) I think with his hunter stuff in the garage or the hunting bunk house. I dunno. I darned it a couple times, and that was that. I don't know where he has it now!
The red "took" to the camera a little "off". It is more of an Indian Red.