This is my version of the Pilot hat from Twinkle's Big City Knits, modified to have 5 cables, garter stitch border, more stitches for my big fat head, and more functional earflaps/ties. I made this in the airport while waiting to board my flight, and an actual pilot commented on it.

To give you a better idea of just how comical the giganto-pom is, here it is on my head: