Thanks for looking at Tom's hats. He is very talented. I never tried to knit anything without a pattern until 2001! That was because I was away from home and my knitting stuff and wanted to knit so I tried it. That was a hat too, and I've made a lot of hats free style since. I don't know why so many of us knitters are afraid to try to "just do it". Sweaters.... a little harder.
But a hat. Anyone can do that.
Thanks for the comment on my stuff too.
You just never know when/if the man in your life may decide to try your favorite hobby. After 40 years as the supportive husband to a knitter, I really had given up any realistic hope that DH would ever want to knit and then.... SURPRISE!
(I saw what you said to Riss, and I agree, for sure.)