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.
Designed for Hudson + West Co's Forge - you need 1 skein.
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One Size; 54 cm / 21.25” finished circumference; 24 cm / 9.5” finished height, brim folded; 30.5 cm / 12” finished height, brim unfolded.
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)
Samples shown are knit in colorways Tobacco and Dusk.
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.
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.
54 cm / 21.25” finished circumference; 24 cm / 9.5” finished height, brim folded; 30.5 cm / 12” finished height, brim unfolded.
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.
Forge and its little sibling Weld are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Forge is spun up to a worsted weight. It's a round, extremely well-balanced 3ply yarn that works so, so well for cables and texture. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking. One of our new favorites!
Explore our range of Hudson + West Co patterns here.
Haven’t started knitting with Forge but it’s lovely!
Feels lovely. I’m familiar with the wool after living in New Mexico Going to make a hat with it
Glad I tried it!
I am glad I you gave me the chance to try this yarn out for a little one skein project. It is smooth and shows of cables and texture very well. I like the hat I knitted from this yarn, but honestly I wouldn‘t knit a garment out of it, because it‘s on the upper price range and not affordable for me. But with one skein I now have a very special luxurious treasure.
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