I started this hat for my Dad on October 19, and managed to finish it on October 22. It took a bit longer than I would have liked, but that’s just life I guess.
My husband tried it on multiple times for me while I was knitting. It fits him nice and snug so it should fit my Dad just fine. I just need to wash it and then I can mail it off to him
** edited to add: So it turns out that my husband has a much larger head than my father. Haha. The hat is a little larger than it should be on my father. You might try using a smaller needle when you make a hat, or cast-on less stitches. **
I didn’t use any specific pattern, I pulled many parts from many patterns, picking and choosing and went from there. I did write it out as I went. So if you’re interested in a men’s size worsted weight winter-type hat with some striping, you can download the FREE pdf pattern here.