Novemberist Hat by Vanessa Smith

Novemberist Hat

January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded color work, in the round, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
176 yards (161 m)
Small (Medium) / 16¾ (19¼)” / 42.5 (49) cm circumference at brim
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The Novemberist hat is part of a hat and mitt set dreamed up during an especially memorable November. Made in two high-contrast colorways, this hat is doubly thick throughout with a turned hem and a chevron stitch pattern achieved by stranded knitting—both features that make this hat very warm while being equally stylish!

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Small (Medium)

Finished Measurements
16¾ (19¼)” / 42.5 (49) cm circumference at brim

Approximately 187 yards (171 meters) DK weight yarn:

  • 95 yards (87 meters) main color
  • 92 yards (84 meters) contrasting color

Needles & Hooks

  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm)
  • Spare US 6 (4 mm) or no more than 2 sizes smaller circular needle, 16” (40 cm)
  • Appropriate needle(s) of the same size for your preferred method of knitting small circumferences in the round
  • Size G (4 mm) crochet hook (for provisional cast on)

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


Stockinette Stitch: 20 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm), in the round, after blocking

Stranded Colorwork: 28 sts and 26 rnds = 4” (10 cm), in the round, after blocking


  • (1) Stitch marker for beginning of round

  • Waste yarn (in a third, contrasting color; smooth; and no thicker than working yarn)

  • Tapestry needle

  • (1) Size ⅞” (22 mm) slightly concave button

  • (1) 4” (10 cm) pom pom (with an elastic loop attached)