ZigZag Hat

I wanted to design something chunky, yet not too heavy with this yarn, using an interesting pattern that would be suitable for knitters of all skill levels.

This is a reversible hat that can be worn in two ways – with the insides of the diamonds facing out (wrong side out) like the first picture, or with the diamonds facing in (right side out) like the bottom picture.

There is a lot of stretch to this hat as the ZigZag pattern is ribbed – I have a small head at 55cm/21.5″ and it fits nicely, yet there is so much room in there for a larger head!

The yarn I have used is Erika Knight’s ‘Vintage Wool’. It is an worsted weight yarn made from 100% British Wool, spun in Yorkshire. It works great with this pattern, the wool is super warm but because the hat doesn’t cling too much you don’t over heat.

What I love about this pattern is the flower that appears on the crown of the hat after you have made the decreases.  The ‘petals’ reach right down to the brim, and depending on which way around you wear the hat you can vary how much this stands out, as the inside is inverted.

The pattern is knitted in the round on 5mm needles.

Size 
To Fit Head Circumference
50-60cm
19.75-23.5in

Actual Head Circumference
54.5cm
21.5in
(Note pattern is really stretchy)

Length Crown to Hem
19cm
7.5in

Materials 
• Erika Knight Vintage Wool (Worsted Weight, 100% new wool, 87m/95yds per 50g skein)
1 skein of Drizzle (09)

• A set of 4mm (UK 8/US 6) double pointed needles or a circular needle, 40cm long

• A set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) double pointed needles or a circular needle, 40cm long

Gauge  
20 sts and 26 rounds to 10x10cm over pattern, using 5mm (UK 6/US 8) needles.     

Available for £3.95 on Ravelry

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