Well, this gift had a bit more strife connected to it but I am damn proud of how it turned out. I actually put a label in it and it's been a year since I've done that with anything!
The first go-round the gauge was off hopelessly and I had to start over with different yarn and a new attitude. I knitted it in white wool/alpaca and black merino. On the lower edge I ran a strand of elastic on the inside, invisibly to hold it firmly on the wearer. On other examples of this I had seen knit, it seemed to flair slightly at the bottom.
The pattern is We Call Them Pirates.