These pictures are all of the same toque which can be worn slouchy or for a closer fit you can easily fold up the edges. When folded up, you can see the two styles of ribbing at once which adds a quirky element. Eyelits were knitted along the small ribbing for interest and lightness.
The yarn I used was merino worsted weight and was made by one of my favourite companies, malabrigo. It is hand dyed and you can see the subtle variation in colour of blue which really adds to the texture and richness of this piece. If you are a knitter, you should visit the malabrigo yarn site: www.malabrigoyarn.com .