I finished my cable hat today! I am so proud of myself for completing this project, as I had some issues reading the pattern and almost quit on it several times. I'm very glad that I did finish it though, because I love it!
I used Caron Simply Soft Eco in Soft Taupe, an I hook, and only did 3 rows of the edging for the band (I felt like 5 would have been just too long). It's a very thick warm hat, and I haven't taken it off all day long!