I am very excited to have finally come up with my own pattern. I found this hat the other day and loved it but not the price. So after many pages of notes and frogging, this is what I came up with.
I used Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends in cream and brown. Next time I think I would make the hat a little longer (it is really short in the back) and use a lighter color for the top of the hat. With the brown color, the cables just don't show up well.