Unfortunately it called the Tabby Tam (what is it with women and cutsey pattern names) and as horrible as it was to knit it turned out really well. The pattern is by Asami Kawa and it is knit in Kathamdu DK on size 5 needles.
Here it is blocking:
and here is finished on my husbands head - couldn't find a cute brunette.
Damn! I might have to make it again.