Rhett by Meghan Babin is a classic cabled beanie made for gatherings around fall campfires, weekend hikes, blustery days, and is a go-to hat that will surely be stuffed into coat pockets from fall through the winter. Made with a deep, squishy fold-over brim, the cables flow naturally from the brim ribbing and decrease away seamlessly into the crown.
This beanie is worked in the round from the bottom up beginning with an optional tubular cast on for a polished finish. The hat is work from a chart through the crown decreases for a simple, straightforward project that will have you itching to cast on another.
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 tobacco (warm brown) and dusk (light pink), 1 skein.
One Size; 21.25” [54 cm] finished circumference; 9.5” [24 cm] finished height, brim folded; 12” [30.5 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.
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; 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.