You take a chance when ordering a hat online, unable to try it first, and hats are such an individual style choice. I am happy to say that this hat looks just as expected. It flatters me and would probably easily flatter most. Color is a pleasing violet. Feels so soft and warm. Excellent quality, but it is a delicate knit that may easily snag on a fingernail, ring or zipper, so take care.
My new hat is so soft, airy-light and comfortable (and not at all tight) that I now know alpaca wool is nothing like the wool I am used to. What a delightful way to keep warm! I also love the way it sits on the head, softly falling back. I am so pleased.
Once the weather turns cold, I never go anywhere without a hat. This one is both warm and very lovely. I get comments and questions about it all the time. It is true to the measurements listed in the description, and has held its shape well over a great deal of wear. If Ms Guevara made it in an other color, especially greens or blues, I would buy that one as well.