The Zig and the Zag

Designed by Shannon Squire. This pattern was originally published as part of Twisted’s Head to Toe Club in February 2012. Now you, too, can share the love. Get a hard copy in our shop or on our webstore, or an electronic version via Ravelry.

Zig and zag your way through this fun project. This hat is a little bit slouchy and a lot bit fun to knit. The added bonus is that it’s completely reversible – the reverse- stockinette look is the one you are actually knitting. It only uses about 200 yards of a heavy sport to DK-weight yarn, and looks great with a highly variegated skein.

Yarn: Approx. 200 yards DK weight yarn. Samples shown in one skein of madelinetosh tosh dk, (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 225 yds/100g), colorway Filigree (green) and Malabrigo Arroyo (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 335 yds/100g), colorway Arco Iris. We also recommend Malabrigo Silky Merino and Hazel Knits DK Lively.
Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette st.
Needles: US #5/3.75mm needles (or size YOU need to get gauge), for your preferred method of circular knitting, and a needle one size smaller.
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Skill level: Intermediate.
Size/Finished measurements: One size fits most. It’s meant to be a bit slouchy.