I like that this has a cabled appearance without actually being a cabled hat. It's just different. It's also very graphic, to me. It could easily work for a man or woman.
Cowl Neck Raglan, Shifting Cables, and the Quixote Shawl.
So, here are the details: I used January Yarns' Merino Worsted, as I mentioned, and size...uh. I don't remember. The pattern called for size 7, so I probably went with size 3s for the ribbing and 5's for the hat, because I usually go down 2 needle sizes. (This is such a vast improvement from knitting everything on size 1s. I owe it all to Karbonz.) I am also not needing to reduce stitches for ribbing as much as I once did, either.
I did rate this pattern's difficulty as a medium, because, though there's nothing difficult about it, the instructions had to be followed closely. So, I had to ignore the tv while knitting it.
I've got to walk the dog tonight and maybe, just maybe, it'll be cold enough for this hat.