The Ada Beanie
An easy pattern to knit that produces a classic cabled beanie. This pattern features four different sizes, and offers written instructions. As a bonus, there is also a tutorial for creating the faux fur pompom featured in the photos.
You'll need two different sizes of needle.
Skills for cables and increases are explained in the pattern with fully written instructions.
More experienced knitters could easily modify the stitch and row count to turn this beanie into a slouchy knit hat.