Pattern for present for my mum in australia

I want to knit somethinf for my Muum for Australian Mothers day which is mid May an the beggining of their winter - although in Sydney i dont think it gets as cold as int he UK!

My mum is a bit of a tomboy (nothing fluffy or ‘mumsy’), and young for her age (shes 50 but is learning to body board and has developed a taste for dub and break beat music)

Im still a begginer but would like to do somethign like a shrug or simple cardi. does anybody know an apropriate pattern please?

Lok at some of these

thank you some nice ideas there, now i have to decide which one and not get scared off by the patterns.