The Zig and the Zag

In DK weight yarn, Hats, One skein projects, Patterns, Shop sample available, Sport weight yarn by Shannon

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.


  • Finished Measurements: One size fits most. It’s meant to be worn a bit slouchy. Brim circumference: 19” (but super stretchable), height of hat from brim to tip (laid flat): 8”
  • Yarn: approximately 200 yards DK-weight yarn. I used madelinetosh tosh dk, colorway Filigree (green) and Malabrigo Arroyo, colorway Arco Iris.
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm needles for circular knitting, or size needed to get gauge, and needles for circular knitting in one size smaller.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.