Little Rhett, by co-founder Meghan Babin, is a mini-version of her popular Rhett hat. Sized for toddlers to big kids, this hat is the sweet companion to its grown up original. It features the same handsome cables, which flow seamlessly from the 2x2 rib brim. The smaller sizes are slightly cropped for smaller heads, but still sport the same rugged warmth of the original.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): shown in mustard (yellow), 1 skein.
Toddler (Youth Large); 17” (21.25)” [43.25 (54) cm] finished circumference; 7.5 (9)” [19 (23) cm] finished height, brim unfolded; 5.5 (7)” [14 (17.75) cm] finished height, brim folded.
Size A (hat body): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circ needle and 1 set of DPNs, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size C (optional, for tubular cast on): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn; tapestry needle.
4.25” [11 cm] = width of 1 Chart rep (23 sts) and 2.5” [5 cm] = height of 1 Chart rep (Rows 2-17) on Size A needle, after blocking.
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle; decreasing; circular knitting; (optional) tubular cast on.
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.