Summer Knitty is up, and my Trilobite hat pattern is a Holiday Head Start item! It's a quick knit, especially if you cable without a cable needle.
Knit it in Berroco Pure Merino Nuance for a stratographic color fade:
Or go with good ol' Malabrigo Merino Worsted, for that smooshy semi-solid effect we all know and love:
More details on Ravelry.
Nicole - thanks for being the best test knitter and model a girl could ever want!