This hat is the London Beanie which is one of my favorite all purpose patterns.
Here is a closeup of my cable cast on edge. I love this pattern. I made Jeremy a plain black hat using this pattern which I duplicate stitched his fraternity letters on. I found it a pain to do the duplicate stitch on the black as it was difficult for my old eyes to see the stitches. I'm getting ready to make him another one. He wanted one in the colors of his fraternity which is royal blue and gold. I have some royal blue Cascade 220 and some gold Patons Classic merino. I will use fair isle to do the letters this time. I love this knitting graph paper that you can customize to the gauge you are knitting. I printed out a piece and graphed the Greek letters and they turned out great! I'll be sure to post a photo of the new hat when it's done. I want to complete it for Valentine's Day since he and Maddy will be coming home on Friday.