I knit Coronet back in December 2006. Again, like most of my handknits, it didn't see much wear in Austin. Boston, however, gave it new life. If it's cold enough for a toque, this is the one I reach for every time. The cabled band around the bottom is perfect for non-helmet-like toque wearing. It gives it just enough of a chunky weight that it doesn't suck down to your melon giving you that little desired Q-tip look. Plus it's perfect to wear straight across my eyebrows in that old-school ski resort employee way. (Check it out next time you go up the hill. Five bucks says all the employees wear their hats low across their foreheads.)
The only downside to this hat is the yarn I chose. The Cashmerino Aran while soft, doesn't hold up to any sort of wear. It's beyond fuzzy and pilly. So much so that I'm going to eventually knit myself another Coronet in some other yarn that will look nicer for longer than the FO photo shoot.