|I tried it on and threatened not to give it back, as it's so warm but it's way too big for me ;)|
It's the Ribbed Watchman's Hat by Channah Koppel http://hatsforisraelisoldiers.blogspot.com. He wanted a "manly" hat, so what better than an Israeli Soldiers hat. Lovely to knit, but I did use 8 ply/DK as I had no 10 ply. I added a few extra stitches in the cast on (about 110 stitches instead of the 98 that the pattern said) but I think I could have just stuck with the 98 or even 100 as it's a wee big loose around the bottom.
That should keep him happy, now I can get back to some colourful crochet!