A more intricate pattern but the simple, but very effective, cabling is created using twists (knit 2nd stitch on needle, then the 1st one) so no separate cable needle is required.
I used left over DK yarn to make this so it will match the dress I made.
I would make this again but note if you are tempted there is a published errata for this on-line.
Well #9 marks the end of 'headwear' on my epic knit a book challenge. I've enjoyed making them all but my favorite had to be #5, turbantime. It was fun and different. I don't think I would ever make #2, knothead, again but that is down to personal taste, it was just silly (or I'm getting old!).
As I've said before the only issue I've had with all the hats is size, they were on the small size so if you do have a bigger head or loads of hair you might need to adjust to fit.
Well onwards and downwards, gloves/mitts next x