I knitted this hat ages ago. I used some crappy acrylic yarn that I got at a thrift store for 30¢. I used a cable pattern from 220 Aran Stitches and Patterns. But I think it's beautiful. I managed to close the cables down at the end to create a very finished look, and I've always been pretty proud of it. Of course, now, it's dirty and pilling. But back then, it was bright white and beautiful.