This hat is soft, warm. Fits my head. I wear a med in a hat size if that help this does have a little stretch not much. As for complements, I had so many from several ppl. Everyone love the hat, the style. It fits below my ear lopes. Love it. This is the 5th hat I have brought. 3 as gifts and they loved them. I brought the black hat. The style you will love. In person the hat looks much beautiful than here in the picture.