The. Classic. Hat. The one hat in the world that everyone will wear. If you can knit and purl and want to start in the round, start here. You only have to make one (but you'll make many, of course). All men wear this hat quite happily. They would also wear a brioche rib in the same style, but that does not have the advantage of being at a beginner level. This design also has the great advantage of looking smashing in every kind of hand-dyed yarn, so pick a colourway that appeals and knit this extremely easy, clear, short pattern. Gauge is given over 2 x 2 rib (probably stretched somewhat).