Zigzag Hat
2 Needle Hat Pattern

This zigzag hat pattern was really fun to create and knit plus it's a 2-needle pattern for everyone who enjoys them.  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 it's quite fun to knit. 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). 


Zigzag Hat - 2 Needle Hat Pattern
zigzag hat


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.


Here is a printable PDF of my hat pattern  click here



Here's My Zigzag Hat Pattern


Skills Required

Knit

Purl

K2tog (knit 2 stitches together)

Slip 1 stitch 

Materials

1 skein of worsted (medium) weight yarn. I used Patons Canadian 100% Acrylic

Needles: Size US 9 (5.5 mm)

Abbreviations

K = knit

P = purl

K2tog = knit 2 together

sts = stitches

Sl 1 = slip 1 stitch as if to knit to right needle

Gauge

3.5 sts and 5.5 rows = 1 inch



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



Hat Pattern

Holding 2 strands of yarn together cast on 74 sts.

Knit garter stitch for 1 inch

Body of Hat

Work 2 complete 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.

Shape Crown 

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

Finish

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!  






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