I am a crocheter, and I have been using this yarn for several years. It is unsurpassed in silky softness and is fantastic for hats and mitts. The price is very reasonable and the yarn is amazing. It is incredibly warm and wonderful to the skin while crocheting up nice and soft - never stiff. I plan to make more hats and scarves and (hopefully soon!) a jacket with Eco Alpaca. I also recommend Eco Wool by Cascade.