The Diamonds and Lace Hat by Linda Permann is a stylish cabled beanie worked in a fine sock-weight yarn. This textured hat is a great introduction to cables, and the detailed stitch diagram is invaluable to visual crocheters who want to learn to crochet cables. For a different look, try working this crochet beanie hat in a self-striping sock yarn with long repeats.
For an easy crochet beanie, try Nicole's Cap by Sarah Read. A quickly memorized V-stitch pattern creates the feminine body of this beautiful hat. The lace design makes this crochet topper the perfect accessory or gift for those who live in warmer climates.
The Flash Beanie by Judith is the perfect pattern for the whole family. This quick beany is easily customizable with a variety of stripe and color patterns. Try using a larger hook for a bigger hat or substitute your own stitch pattern for the single crochet or double crochet options given.
Galen's Manly Hat by Anne Lecrivain is the perfect guy's hat. This basic beanie has a classic look guys will appreciate, and the simple color work will ensure it is an exciting project to crochet. The sidebar on changing colors makes this beanie pattern accessible to beginning and experienced crocheters.
A simple crown highlights the rich cluster-stitch body of the quick-to-make Gloria's Happy Hat by Dora Ohrenstein. Worked in DK weight yarn, this stylish beanie is the perfect blend of warmth and fashion.