What would a fall collection be without a beanie? We’ve got you covered this year with a lightweight, cabled beanie for everyone. Ridley, by Meghan Babin, features a rhythmic interlocking cable with a high visual pay off. Worked in Weld from the bottom up, this beanie has a deep, foldover ribbed brim and gorgeous and inventive cable motif for a ready-for-fall beanie.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): red feather (burnt orange), 2 skeins.
Youth L/Adult S (Adult M/L); 15.75 (17.5)” [40 (44.5) cm] finished circumference; 8” [20.5 cm] finished height, brim folded; 10.5” [26.75 cm] finished height, brim unfolded.
Size A (for hat body): US 2 [2.75 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circular needle and 1 set of DPNs or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (for ribbing): US 1 [2.25 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circular needle (or longer for magic loop).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (optional); stitch markers; tapestry needle.
1.75” [4.5 cm] = width of 1 Chart rep (16 sts) on Size A needle, after blocking.
5.5” [14 cm] = height of 1 Chart rep (Rnds 1-65) on Size A needle, after blocking.
37.5 sts and 44 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in 2x2 Rib on Size B needle, after blocking.
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle; decreasing; circular knitting; reading chart.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her designs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.