There aren't many patterns out there for men. I wanted a beanie with a more interesting pattern. This has multiple layers of ribbing. Still easy enough for a beginner, but more interesting than a basic beanie.
4 stitches and 5 rows per inch in stockinette
I have been knitting for since 1998, crocheting since 1988, spinning since 2006, designing since 2007, weaving since 2008 and dying yarn and roving since 2009.