Actually, I wasn't totally sure if his hat was crocheted or some other way of put together - I just knew the inside didn't look stranded, or knit, but it was the only way I could come close. Good to know it was crochet - too bad I haven't learned to do that well yet (crocheted YEARS ago as a kid, but never did more than granny squares). Thankfully it's coming out close enough so far.
Oh, and yeah, the colors are BRIGHT! the hat has faded too, but once it was just as bright.