The Zig and the Zag

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.