It has been really fun to knit so far, even if I did have to start it over four or five times ;)
The pattern is by Veronika Jobe of Yarn On The House yarns, is FREE on Ravelry and is called "Father Cables".
I haven't knit many cables in my life, so this has been a great project to jump back into knitting with.
The yarn I'm using is worsted-weight, 2-ply merino wool by Cestari (I wrote about it here if you'd like to learn more). Veronika has a very beautiful blog over at yarnonthehouse.blogspot.com - be sure to check that out!!! I have never tried their yarn before, but it looks amazing.
You can knit either a slouchy or fitted version of this hat - I chose the slouchy for now. I will probably knit another one of these in a neutral color because the cables are really beautiful and it is a really simple pattern to follow once you get the hang of it. I did mess up the edge and the cabling a bit - that is part of why I want to give this another go in a neutral color. I do, however love imperfect knitting - it's part of what makes it beautiful. It'll also be interesting to see how the two compare.
I'll be posting a video soon about my experience knitting this so far - so stay tuned!