A beginner Knitter can easily follow this pattern. There are pictorials to help along with stitches you might not be familiar with.
The beanie is constructed with a 2 x 2 twisted rib and ribboned stockinette. Measures 11 in. from cast on edge to tip and sizes Small (16-17 in.) Medium (18-19 in.) Large (20-21 in.) in diameter
The rib is knitted with size 4 knitting needles and the body with size 5 knitting needles.
For a denser knit, you could easily use a Sport or DK weight yarn.
The beanie has a reversible texture and can be folded at the brim for a less slouchy fit.
The colorway used for the sample is: Well Worn by Kismet Fiber Works in Refuge base.