I found this pattern in a booklet from 1963. It still looks good today and everyone needs a good winter coat. I copied the instructions from the booklet as best I good. I cleaned it up a little to make it easier to understand. I have noticed the older knitting instuctions can be quite vague compared to today's patterns.
1 ball of Mohair or an oz. of worsed weight yarn, 1 pair of #6 knitting needles,
3 buttons; GAUGE: 4 sts=1 inch
Starting on the bottom of the back cast on 16 sts. with #6 needles. Work in stockinette stitch for 2 rows. Purl 1 row on the right side for hemline. Continue in st. st. and work even for 5 inches.
Cast on 10 st. at the beginning of the next 2 rows for sleeve.(36 st.)
Work even for 7 rows. K across 15 st. and slip them to the holder, bind off 6 sts. for neck, K across remaining 15 sts. only for front.
Work even for 3 rows, cast on 6 sts. at beg. of the next row for neck(21 sts.)
Work even for 3 more rows.
Bind off 10 sts. at sleeve edge and work on remaining 11 st. for 5 in. P1 row on right side for hemline, work 2 more rows st. st. and bind off.
Connect yarn to other side of neck edge, slip sts. off holder back to needle and finish this front to correspond, reversing all shapings.
Wrong side facing you pick up with number #6 needdles and work in ribbing k1,p1 for 3 rows . Change to st st and work even for 8 rows. Bind off loosely.
Cast on 5 stiches and work in st st for 6 rows. Bind off loosely.
Sew up underarm and side seams. Turn up hem and sew to wrong side. Sew pockets and buttons in place and block to size.
Cast on 24 st. and work in K1,P1 ribbing for 6 rows.
K2 tog across next row.
P2tognext row. K2tog across next row.
Break yarn leaving 8 inch tail, thread a tapestry needle with this end and run through rem. 3 sts. Pull sts tog. tightly and sew up back of hat.