Zigzag Hat - Fun Knit 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 fun knitting hat pattern using simple knit and purl stitches so it's quite simple 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 (K2tog) knit 2 together decrease . 

Zigzag Hat Knitting Pattern
Back view of hat knitting pattern

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

Zigzag Hat Pattern

Skills Required:

Knit

Purl

K2tog (knit 2 stitches together)

Slip 1 stitch 

Materials:  1 skein worsted (medium) weight yarn. I used Patons Canadiana 100% acrylic

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

This is the stitch pattern used. The hat pattern is just below.

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

Knit 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 Knitting

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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