That Hat — the ubiquitous staple from Brooklyn to Santa Monica — is a brioche rib version of the classic ribbed beanie using Spark x Weld for a soft cloud of a hat. That Hat is worked at a puffy, slightly loose gauge, allowing Spark to bloom in a delightful halo, making an ethereal but practical hat.. Available in two sizes and versions for ample customization choices, including a deep folded + tacked brim for extra warmth.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz [50 g]): aspen (natural white), 1 skein.
Hudson + West Co. Spark (72% kid mohair; 28% silk; 459 yds [420 m]; 1.76 oz [50g]): snowmass (natural white), 1 skein.
Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz [50 g]): raven (black), 2 skeins.
Hudson + West Co. Spark (72% kid mohair; 28% silk; 459 yds [420 m]; 1.76 oz [50g]): abyss (black), 1 skein.
Adult Small - Medium (Adult Large - XLarge; 16” (18”) [40.75 (45.5) cm] finished head circ, unstretched; Version 1: 11.5” [29.25 cm] finished height, unfolded, Version 2: 17.5” [44.5] finished height, unfolded.
Size A (for hat body): US 6 [4.5 mm]: 16” [41 cm] circ needle and 1 set of DPNs, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle; waste yarn.
15.5 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Brioche St on Size A needle, after blocking (unstretched).
Brioche knitting, circular knitting, decreasing in brioche.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin (she/her/hers) 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. Find more of her designs on Ravelry.