Gowanus by co-founder Meghan Babin an “allover” cabled beanie, featuring a striking and unexpected interlocking cable motif that mimics the scaffolding and fences ubiquitous around all NYC boroughs. This cozy, warm unisex beanie sports Meghan’s signature folder double-brim and optional tubular cast on for a polished finish.
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]): red feather (burnt orange), 1 skein.
One Size; 14” [40 cm] finished circumference (unstretched); 9” [23 cm] finished height, brim folded; 11.25” [28.5 cm] finished height, brim unfolded.
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.
Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.
3.75” [9.5 cm] = 1 Chart rep on Size A needle, after blocking.
28 sts and 31 rnds = 4” in 1x1 Ribbing on Size B, 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.