Standard Route, a classic ribbed beanie, came about when my son asked for a standard ribbed hat like his brother had bought in a store. I wasn’t satisfied with all aspects of any certain pattern I found, so I created my own.
Worked in 1x1 rib from bottom to top, the decreased are worked to not have a pointy top, but a well rounded crown to fit the top of the head. It can be worn with a rolled brim for a fitted beanie, or without a rolled brim for a nice slouchy fit.
Can be knit with DK or 2 strands fingering weight held together throughout. See notes for amounts needed.
The hat may very well fit larger sizes than listed as the stitch is very stretchy. However, I listed the sizes for a comfortable fit with a mid-stretch to the fabric. Fully stretched will fit larger but will take away from some of the height of the hat.