I like doing the braided cable, but I could never remember how many stitches since the last cross from the other side and I'm not so good at counting. Still it came out well.
You can't see it in the pic, but there are a total of six cables - three braided and three doubles with a simple repeating right to left cross - alternating around the hat.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Worsted DK - French Grey
Same comments on Tosh worsted. Looks beautiful on the skein, but the hand isn't so luxurious as I hoped.
It looks good though. We'll see how it wears/pills.