We are keeping our holiday local and heading to Tasmania. The Boy has never been this excited about a holiday before, its very cute. Being a park ranger he's rather chuffed to be heading to one of the most scenic and serene places in Australia (or so we keep hearing from those who have already been), and not have to work!
The beanie is a mix-mash of treble, double and single crochet adapted un-cleverly and with multiple mistakes from a beanie pattern on Ravelry, an online knit and crochet community. I like it so far, loads of free patterns.
I went all out and used expensive wool (light grey Patons Wool Tweed and dark grey Cleckheaton Country Naturals), which actually contains 'wool'... lol. I am a bit of a thrifty acrylic girl myself I must admit. But for loved ones special things are necessary don't you think!?