This zigzag hat pattern was really fun to create and knit plus it's another two needle hat pattern for everyone who enjoys knitting flat.
I enjoy knitting hats on straight needles rather than fussing with circulars and double pointed needles.
I must say though that I have a new fascination for the teeny tiny 9 inch circulars so that might be a game changer for me.
So I kept this easy zigzag hat pattern simple by using knits and purls and had fun creating the crown of the hat.
It was so fun getting a little more creative and it made the hat more cozy too.
The shaping is done by using the the knit 2 together decrease (K2tog). It's a very easy decrease in knitting to make the crown of the hat fit better.
Don't worry, there's a link just below that will take you to my decreasing stitches page where I'll show you how easy it is to decrease stitches. :)
If you're a beginner knitter and you'd really like to make this knit hat pattern, that's great! The pattern isn't too difficult.
You may like to familiarize yourself with decreasing stitches and review my page section on knit decreases knitwise K2tog then you'll be all ready to tackle my zigzag hat.
Click here to download my zigzag hat pattern
K2tog (knit 2 stitches together)
Slip 1 stitch
Materials: 1 skein worsted (medium) weight yarn.
Gauge: 3.5 sts and 5.5 rows = 1 inch
Abbreviations: 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.
Note: This is the stitch pattern only for the body of the hat. The beginning of 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
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.
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!