Here's another custom order (before I washed it), just finished a few nights ago.
I'm still amazed when I see my own hair from the back, it seems like it was just yesterday that it was pixie-short.
Here's the pattern for the cap:
Fiber: Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed, 1.5 skeins
Needles: size 9 dpns
Gauge: 4 st/in in stockinette
Finished size: 22 in
Cast on 76 st, arrange as 19 st on each of 4 needles. (I cast on to two size 9s held together.)
Knit 5 rows with size 8 needles (to make it roll more), then switch to size 9 needles for 25 rows (to row #30). Decrease 4 st evenly on rows 31, 34, 37 (every third row), knitting plain the in between rows. Then decrease 4 st evenly on rows 39, 41, 43, etc (every other row) until row 67 when only 4 st are left. I-cord for 20 rows, bind off.
I also knit this in a sock yarn, you can see it here (it's available for sale), there's quite a difference in the feel of the knitted fabric, and in how the hat stands on the head, between sock yarn and bulky yarn. I like them both, they're just different.