I wanted to make a hat that was masculine, but none of the patterns I found were what I wanted. So, in true me style, I set out to create my own. Thank God for Tracie and Brandee helping me put into practice what was in my head! Here are the results, as modeled by my loving husband, Hans. Incidently, Hans hates crocheting and crocheted items. I had to beg him to put the hat on the first time so I could be sure I liked it. However, now I can't get the damned thing off of him!