I'm knitting Steven West's Honegart Hat for my oldest child, who goes to school up north. He asked for a new hat a while back, and I had been rather obsessively stalking Ravelry for a basic hat he would like when I stumbled across this pattern.
I'm into the second repeat of the honey comb cable pattern. After one more set of cable patterns, I'll be ready to start on the decreases. It's a simple knit with enough variation to keep you interested throughout.
The yarn is Elliebelly Alpaca & Merino. I opted for a blue and a green, rather than the gray and yellow high contrast hat in the sample. I loved the sample hat, but thought the boy might be more prone to actually wearing the hat knit in these softer colors.