I'm delighted to add another beanie hat pattern; a simplified version of the Small Spiral Cable Beanie which would make a great cabling project for beginners. Only one circular knitting needle needed, and (if you play your yarn cards right!) only one skein of yarn (but make sure that yarn has about 100 metres!)
The self-striped hats pictured were knit in Adriafil Zebrino, a lovely soft Italian yarn. The green hat is pure wool; and I've also just added a hat knit from some luxury Irish wool, by Debbie Bliss, in an unusual colour, Blackberry.