My husband Shawn was happy to have me finally knit something for him. I used the "Turn a Square" pattern by Jared Flood. Instead of the pricey, hand-dyed Noro yarn that I'd love to try, I used Knitpicks Swish worsted in black, lemongrass heather, and squirrel heather. I used the jogless stripe method as recommended. I casted on only 88 stitches because my husband like his hats to fit snug.