Okay here's the cable pattern such as it is and disclaimer/notes:
CO 48 stitches and divide evenly over 3 DPNs (16 stitches)
K1P1 for about 1 - 1.5 inches
Pattern - switch to one size larger DPNs
Row 1- [k2, p3, k6, p3, k2] on each needle
Row 2- repeat row 1 on each needle
Row 3- [k2, p3, C6(put 3 stitches on cable needle and hold in front, knit next 3 stitches and then knit stitches off cable needle) p3, k2] on each needle
Row 4- repeat row 1 on each needle
Row 5- repeat row 1 on each needle
Row 6- repeat row 1 on each needle
Row 7- repeat row 1 on each needle
Row 8- repeat row 3 on each needle
Row 9- repeat row 1 on each needle
Continue in this manner until hat measures appx 5 in from CO edge. Now the notes/disclaimer part..I don't have a good plan for the decrease because I've never made a cabled hat before. My method was sorta hit or miss.. I tried decreasing before and after the cable stitches by k2tog, k2. It's not a perfect method though and needs work. I am planning on making another one and I'll post my results on that one if I can do it better. Let me know if you come up with a good way to do it, too.
Another note: This cable ended up being almost a twist, if you want a more traditional cable I think adding another couple rows of row 1 inbetween cabling will do that.