The trademark accessory of H+W—the classic cabled beanie. Red Hook by co-founder Meghan Babin is a densely cabled beanie made to block the coldest winter winds. Featuring antler and braided cables worked in rapid succession for a toasty textural fabric ideal for chilly dog walks, winter hikes, and daily errands. Made from the bottom up from an optional tubular cast on, the cables flow out of the 1x1 folded rib brim and cleverly decrease away into the crown.
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]): charcoal (natural dark heather gray), 1 skein.
One size; 15.75” [40 cm] finished circumference (unstretched); 8.5” [21.5 cm] finished height, brim folded; 10.75” [27.5 cm] finished height, brim un- folded. Stretches to fit a 20-23” [51-58.5 cm] circumference.
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” [7.5 cm] = 1 Chart rep on Size A 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.