This zigzag hat pattern was really fun to create and knit plus it’s a 2-needle pattern for everyone who enjoys using straight needles. I wanted something that was a little more fitted and cozy.
It’s an easy knitted hat pattern using simple knit and purl stitches so can have fun knitting it. And since it has some shaping to it, it would be more suitable for advanced beginners. By that I mean the pattern has the knit 2 together decrease (K2tog) for shaping the crown.
If you’re a new knitter and you’d really like to practice knits and purls…that’s great! The pattern isn’t too difficult, Although you may like to review how to knit the K2tog decrease. Then you’ll be set to try out my zigzag hat pattern too.
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Zigzag Hat Pattern Details
K2tog (knit 2 stitches together)
Slip 1 stitch
Materials: 1 skein of worsted (medium) weight yarn. I used Patons Canadiana 100% Acrylic
Needles: Size US 9 (5.5 mm)
K = knit
P = purl
K2tog = knit 2 together
sts = stitches
Sl 1 = slip 1 stitch as if to knit to right needle
Pattern Notes: I wanted this zigzag hat to be warm and cozy so I held 2 strands of yarn together, one strand from the inside of the skein and the other strand from the outside. When you knit with the 2 strands just knit as if its one strand. If you prefer you could also use a chunky yarn being careful to match the knitting gauge.
*Zigzag Stitch Pattern*
Row 1(WS) and all wrong (odd) side rows: Slip 1, Purl to last stitch, K1
Row 2: Slip 1, *K3, p3; rep from * to last stitch, K1
Row 4: Sl 1,P1, *k3, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1
Row 6: Sl 1, P2, * k3, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1
Row 8: Sl 1, *P3, k3, rep from * to last stitch, k1
Row 10: Sl 1, P2, *k3, p3 rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1
Row 12: Sl 1, P1, *k3, p3, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1
Zigzag Hat Pattern Instructions
Holding 2 strands of yarn together cast on 74 sts.
Knit garter stitch for 1 inch
Body of Hat
Work 2 complete *zigzag stitch patterns* (above) for the body of the hat.
Next Row: (WS) Knit
Knit next 2 rows as well.
Work should measure approximately 6″ from cast on edge.
Over the next 17 rows you will be decreasing stitches in order to make a nice round flat top to your hat. Each decrease row is followed by a knit row.
Row 1: Slip 1, (K7, K2tog) 3 times, (K6, K2tog) 5 times, Knit 6 66 sts remaining
Row 2: And all alternate even rows knit
Row 3: Slip 1, (K6, K2tog) 3 times, (K5, K2tog) 5 times, Knit 6 58 sts remaining
Row 5: Slip 1, (K5, K2tog) 3 times, (K4, K2tog) 5 times, K6 50 sts remaining
Row 7: Slip 1, (K4, K2tog) 3 times, (K3, K2tog) 5 times, K6 42 sts remaining
Row 9: Slip 1, (K3, K2tog) 3 times, (K2, K2tog) 5 times, K6 34 sts remaining
Row 11: Slip 1, (K2, K2tog) 3 times, (K1, K2tog) 5 times, K6 26 sts remaining
Row 13: Slip 1, K1, K2tog across to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 15 sts remaining
Row 15: Slip 1, K2tog across row 8 sts remaining
Row 17: Slip 1, K2tog across row 4 sts remaining
Cut yarn. Thread yarn into tapestry needle and pull through the last 4 sts. Make sure to put tapestry needle through the last stitch on your needle first. Pull tight.
Seam up and enjoy you zigzag hat!
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