For this pattern I used:
Notions: Cable needle.
Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 32 rows to 10cm square over cable pattern when slightly stretched using 5mm needles.
Measurements: to fit average size head.
My design ideas and advice: This hat has been so much fun to knit! I used one strand of merino+ aran and one strand of mohair luxe held together to knit this hat and really enjoyed the feel and look of these two fibres together. You can knit the hat just in one strand of aran weight yarn too, it will have a soft drape compared with the firm feel of the merino and mohair together.
The hat was knitted as a request from a friend, and I gifted the Bempton Mittens to go with the hat too. The stitch pattern I used for this hat is one of my favourites, I have used it on a few other items and will keep using it because I love knitting it! I hope you do too.