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.
I received the yarn for this design for free from Lion Brand.
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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
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.
- k = knit
- p = purl
- w&t = wrap and turn (see Special Technique)
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- RS = Right Side
- WS = Wrong side
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.
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)
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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