I had bought a handmade gift for my brother, but it was not as described-and to make a long story short, that whole transaction took a bad turn. But another artisan saved the day. She stepped up to the challenge of making something she had not tried before, and got it to me just in time for Christmas! Without a pattern to go by, Aundie (a.k.a. Beanie Corner) crocheted a mohawk hat from a photo example.
Justin also got a couple of earflap beanies from KraftyLady . They fit really well, and my brother complains that most of the beanies he gets are too small for his head.