I first knitted this hat back in 2011 and it was my first attempt at a different type of pattern. (Back then I thought it was cables but I now know the difference.) I don't think that first try was very good but now, 4 years later, I can see that I have learnt a lot over the past few years.
I know I puzzled over some of the stitches back then and the tension was terrible. My daughter lost that first hat and I can't say I blame her.
The pattern is by Gundrun Johnston and is called "Breiwick Beret" and you can still buy the pattern on Raverly. I used 8ply wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills.