This is the Chromosome Cap by Carissa Browning. I linked to her pattern through Ravelry. I was so excited to be knitting a hat for myself that I got it done in less than a week. I finished it up while the kids played Rockband at a friend's kid's birthday party.
Moments After Finishing:
This hat totally appeals to my inner geek (the cables are chromosomes!) and I'm on the prowl for more science geek inspired knit patterns... any suggestions??