A hat made for the cold. Trail by Meghan Babin is worked from the bottom up, featuring a tubular cast on and a bold interlocking motif. This hat comes in both slouch and watchcap versions, with the option for a fluffy pom pom. Finish the look with a Hudson + West Co. leather label.
View the Deep Winter 2020 Lookbook.
Type: Printed Pattern (8.5" x 5.5" booklet)
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]):
Watch Cap Version: MC - evergreen (deep green), 1 skein; CC - aspen (natural white), 1 skein;
Slouch Version: MC - charcoal (natural dark grey), 1 skein; CC1 - fawn (natural beige), 1 skein; CC2 - barn red (deep red), 1 skein.
Adult S (M, L): 18 (20, 22)” [46 (51, 56) cm] finished circumference, 8.5 (9.5)” [ 21.5 (24) cm] finished Watch Cap (Slouch) height. Watch Cap shown in Size M and Slouch shown in Size L.
Size A (for hat body): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 16” [41 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” [41 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” [41 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); waste yarn; (optional) pom pom maker; tapestry needle.
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] over colorwork on Size A needle.
Stranded knitting; decreasing; circular knitting; (optional) tubular cast on.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits (2015-2018) and hails from the Hudson Valley where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East.
Find all her designs on Ravelry.