I am going to use the same yarn and pattern for my father-in-law as well. They both are like peas in a pod, and I think this will be a good hat for him as well when he goes hunting.
I like this yarn because it has very cool little flecks of other yarn in it which you can't see in this picture but I think that it makes it look a little bit more rustic. I might make one for myself with a cable stitch in it. Not sure yet.