Here's my bro in the Queen Charlotte Islands, he said the toque was really warm and great for fishing up north in the winter:
a closer view of the toque:
I decided to make my friend Richard a simliar toque out of the same yarn, but rather than crocheting it, I returned to my old friend knitting this time. For the ribbing I did knit 2, purl 1. He was kind enough to take a photo of the finished product in action:
The knit toque was a lot less bulky than the crochet one.
You can also see some of my boyfriend's artwork in the background there... pretty great eh?
I must say, I really do enjoy a nice ribbed toque. They are super stretchy, and if you make them long enough to fold up the brim, they will really fit almost any head nicely. And if you want to be super stylish you could always unfold the brim and wear it all slouchy like the cool kids are doing these days!!