Ditmas by co-founder Meghan Babin is a deceptively stretchy beanie, featuring a clever elastic-like lattice stitch that accommodates a wide range of head sizes. This cozy double-brim hat is worked from the bottom up with an optional tubular cast on, and features simple braided cables which frame the lattice work cables, mimicking the chain-link fence inspiration found everywhere in Brooklyn (and all of NYC).
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
Skill Level: 2 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): lake (denim blue), 1 skein.
One Size; 16” [42 cm] finished circumference (unstretched); 9.5” [24 cm] finished height, brim folded; 11.75” [30 cm] finished height, brim unfolded.
Size A (for 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 (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size C (for 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.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.
4” [10 cm] = 1 Chart rep on Size A needle, after blocking.
28 sts and 31 rnds = 4” in 1x1 Rib on Size B needle, after blocking.
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle; decreasing; increasing; 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 de- signs 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.