The two most important criteria for a knitted gift were fulfilled:
1. It fit.
2. He really liked it!
Here are a few pictures of it in all its navy blue, burgundy, and white glory:
As usual, I made up my own pattern for this hat.
When doing so, I leaned a bit on the Precip pattern because I wanted this Avalanche hat to (at least vaguely) remind the viewer of snowy avalanches. See it? Maybe a little bit?
Anyway, Justin seemed really pleased with it, and I ended up learning a valuable life lesson:
Boys love receiving gifts in their favorite sports team's colors.
I'll be keeping that knowledge in my back pocket for further holiday use, and I'll also be writing up a pattern for this little guy sometime soon.