i got this cool looking hat pattern here: http://stitchcafe.com/freepatterns.html
and i started this hat despite the lack of gauge in the pattern. however i found it to be too short and i'm not sure if thats on purpose or a pattern mistake. but anyways, i took it apart, modified it, and added p3 k3 ribbing before the cabling and this is what i got! i made it out of woolease thick and quick.
its acutally more like this color, thou: