These mittens turned out to be much hairier than I expected. The halo comes from both the fiber and the yarn. I hate Lamb's Pride but I bought it as a new knitter and it's been in my stash for 8 years so it was time for me to get rid of it. I used BFL for the thrums. The technique is a bit of a novelty but it soon wears off. Luckily, these are a quick knit!