My boyfriend is incredibly patient, and will try anything once. I love these qualities about him, and they make him the perfect guinea pig for men's patterns.
Because he loves the outdoors, even in winter, I thought I'd make him a warm head and neck cozy. The free Lion Brand pattern was cool, because I'd never seen anything that hugs your neck like this in stores, and it had been originally designed for soldiers deployed in cold climates.
Unfortunately, I decided to go rogue and improvise so I wouldn't have to sew anything together at the end. I thought I'd be fine if I just tried it on his head a lot as I progressed. Well... it fits too loosely around the neck and has so much material around his face that it really, truly looks like a baby bonnet.
To Scott's credit, he received the bonnet warmly and even wore it once. It now lives in the back of his car, lying in wait for a subzero day or impromptu costume party. In return for his kindness, I'm not going to post a pic of him wearing the bonnet. Here he is just doing what he loves best.