I just finished knitting this "head warmer" - my substitute for a hat. A spun this yarn from angora rabbit fur. Not fur from MY rabbit, since I started this before I trimmed her fur last Nov. This fur is from her daddy, given to me by the rabbit people. I don't know what the rabbit's name is, but we've been calling him "Fluffy King" - since my bunny was named Fluffy Queen by my son! Anyway, so this is my Fluffy King head warmer, hand spun and hand knitted.
With my dreadlocks, I have a problem that when I wear a hat, it jams my dreadlocks against my neck, where they scratch, and prevent me from turning my head properly. I hate wearing hats because of this, but my head gets so cold! This is my solution. I made up the pattern myself and I'm very pleased with how it tucks away under my dreadlocks, but sits right over my forehead and ears and warms a goodly portion of my head. I particularly like the band around the face, which rolls up.
I can't believe how smooth the knitting looks. Fluffy King was full of knots, and so the yarn was lumpy as anything. But somehow it's all evened out and looks like regular yarn. Wow.
This should be really warm, since Angora is 7 times warmer than wool. I reckon I'll live in it next winter! Best thing is it fits snugly under my bike helmet so I'll have warmth while I'm riding, too!