I like this Regular Guy Beanie pattern. It has a nice look about it. The crown is my favorite part of this pattern; I call it a 6 point star. The instructions are well written.
My gauge is 4.5 stitches per inch but I don’t like knitting this yarn on US 7 so went with an 8. I wanted it larger too so that worked out well. It measures flat about 22.5” wide not stretched and unblocked with lots of “head room” (will measure again after blocking).
Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Hand Dyes yarn is a favorite yarn of mine. My knitting looks flawless because the stitch definition is that great!