I've made Hubby a touque just from what we saw on some of his historical seafaring movies.
Lovely red. Just use either a medium-short circular needle. I used sports-weight yarn and size 5 or 4. Then cast on enough stitches to easily fit around the head [can be quite loose-fitting, since the hat is so wonderfully long and roll-up-able] and then... rib your heart out!
Did his for 3'. Then just thread a double-strand of the yarn through all the stitches, pull tight and tie. Add a tassel or a pom-pom and you're good to go!