Free Pattern – November Skies

November will be here soon, and there’s already a brisk chill in the dusky, evening skies. It’s time for a cozy new hat! The November Skies hat is soft and warm, and makes a great gift too. It works up quickly and is super stretchy to fit almost everyone. Wear it as a slouchy hat, or turn the brim up for a more snug fit.

November Skies - a free knitting pattern on Stitches n Scraps

I received the yarn for this design for free from Lion Brand.

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November Skies

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  • 125 yds Lion Brand Scarfie yarn – #218 Teal/Silver
  • Size 9 (5.5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle


Skill Level:

Intermediate – garter stitch with short rows. 2 options for seaming (easy or more advanced).


Adult – one size fits most. Hat circumference is 19 inches unstretched (should stretch to 23 inches or more).


14 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.

Abbreviations used:

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • w&t = wrap and turn (see Special Technique)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong side

Special Technique:

Wrap & Turn (w&t):

Slip next st purlwise, with yarn in back.

Wrap and turn step 3 -

Bring yarn to front, and slip the stitch back onto the left needle.

Wrap and turn step 2-

Turn your work and you’re ready to knit back across the other way.

Wrap and turn step 3 -

When working back into a wrapped stitch:

Slip stitch onto right needle.

work into wrapped stitch, step 1-

Pick up wrap with left needle.

work into wrapped stitch, step 2 -

Slip stitch back onto left needle and knit through both the wrap and the stitch together. This helps to close the gap that would otherwise be created with a short row.

work into wrapped stitch, step 3 -


Cast on 35 stitches

Advanced option: For a more seamless finish, cast on using a waste yarn and knit 1 extra row before starting. Then see “advanced option” under finishing.

Row 1 and all WS (odd number) rows: K.

Row 2: K 34, leaving last st unworked, turn. (34 sts)

Row 4: K 32, w&t. (32 sts)

Row 6: K 31, w&t. (31 sts)

Row 8: K 29, w&t. (29 sts)

Row 10: K 28, w&t. (28 sts)

Row 12: K 26, w & t. (26 sts)

Row 14: K all stitches, pick up and knit wraps as you come to them. (35 sts)

Repeat rows 1-14 seven more times. (112 rows total)


Bind off.

With right sides together, sew bind off and cast on edges together.

Advanced option: Do not bind off. Remove waste yarn from cast on, placing live stitches onto 2nd needle. Join live stitches from first and last rows together using a kitchener stitch / grafting.

Sew top of hat closed.

Weave in ends.


I hope you enjoy the pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store or on Ravelry, for a small fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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