Chullos are worn by men and boys as well as babies, and frequently worn perched on top of the head versus pulled snugly around the ears. Ear flaps or woven bands with beads may be attached at both sides of the hat. Beads may also be incorporated as decorative elements.
Men predominately design and knit the chullos in Chahuaytire.
In Accha Alta, both men and women knit the “bobble” style hat—the grutas, strings of lumps or bobbles, are made separately and then knitted into the hat to create geometric patterns.
Young male from Chahuaytire community knitting chullo (hat).