I have been playing around with these colors in the last couple of weeks. All the colors were hand blended on my drum carder, and some of the fibers in them were also hand dyed by me. The dark brown/black color is Merino, and I started with a bag of raw fleece, which I washed, combed out lock by lock, spun, and plied.
The hats and colors all have a common theme, but are intended as a surprise for Someone, so I can't say much more than that. I am pleased with the way these have come out, and I have enough yarn to make at least one more -- possibly two! -- in slightly different styles. Theme and variations, if you will, so Someone will have a choice when the proper time comes.