A trip to an iconic Fifth Ave, New York menswear shop brought about an idea for a classic rib beanie worked in luxurious, semi-bulky, yet lightweight Osprey yarn. Adding one (or two) stitches in the wide rib all around can change the style back to a man's hat (where you borrowed it from his shelf in the first place).
16½" [42 cm] brim circumference and 7¾ (9¼)" [19.5 (23.5) cm] deep / shown in taller size
osprey / storm 104 / 1 skein
16" circular in size US 10 [6 mm] / set of 5 dpns in size US 10 [6 mm]
18 sts and 23 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in wide rib, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, three-needle bind off, kitchener stitch/grafting (links provided); decreasing, working in the round.