This pattern is published in the book, and as a free sample on the Idiot’s Guide website!
Allover braided cables on stockinette (stocking) stitch make a scrumptious fabric. This is a versatile hat, and you can easily customize it to suit men, women, or youth. For a younger wearer, try making the hat slouchier by working an extra repeat of the cable pattern. For a traditional toque, you can work twice as many rows of ribbing for a folded rim. And for a whimsi- cal wintery look, try topping it with a pom-pom or tassel.
To fit Youth or Adult Small (Medium, Large), about 18 3⁄4 (20 1⁄4, 22) inches (47.5 51.5, 55.5 cm) around, slightly stretched, and 6 1⁄2 inches (16.5cm) from brim to crown.