When I first planned this beanie my shweetie recommended the classic fold up brim style, extolling the virtues of added warmth over the ears. So I looked through my favourites and found Jared Flood's Turn a Square and decided the pattern could be easily adapted to include a fold up brim. The yarn I used, Entwine, is a bulky weight, so I followed the 60 stitch cast on others had used for bulky weight - which worked out brilliantly!
The colours are so perfect for Dad, and the geometrical crown pattern adds a nice element of interest. Dad is a keen snowboarder (yes, I'm aware he out-cools me by a long way!) and this year he plans to learn the jump 180 degree turn (okay, by a long long way) - so I've christened this project Turn a 180, and hope it will keep Dad's bonce and ears nice and toasty, whatever awesome moves he gets up to on the slopes!