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zig-zagging stripes swerve this way and that

This is part of the VIP Hat Collection, six extremely fun hat patterns, each with a different construction!

  • for either sport or worsted weight yarn
  • top down, in-the-round construction
  • use a self-striping yarn or make your own stripes
  • multiple sizes to be combined with your chosen height, for custom sizing
  • if making stripes, you can weave in ends as you knit
  • uses the centered double increase
  • pattern includes a 1x1 ribbing modification option
  • entire pattern is written and charted

This pattern is for either sport weight or worsted weight yarn.

You’ll Need
  • {115-175, 130-190} yards / {105-160, 120-175) meters worsted weight yarn for {smaller, larger} sizes in varying heights, or {130-190, 150-210, 170-230} yards / {120-175, 140-190, 155-210} meters sport weight yarn for {small, medium, large} sizes in varying heights, total, in multiple colors for striping or in a self-striping colorway
  • size US 7 (4.5mm) needles for worsted / size US 3 (3.25) for sport, or size to get gauge, for working in the round, around a small circumference and a hat-sized circumference
  • a blunt yarn needle
  • optional: a stitch marker to mark round beginning

Gauge, in stockinette stitch (blocked)
worsted weight version: 19.5 sts, 27 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm
sport weight version: 24 sts, 37 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm

There are two sizes in worsted, three sizes in sport weight, and then three height options.

  • worsted weight circumference = approx {18, 20} inches / {46, 51} cm unstretched, for head sizes of {20-22, 22-24} inches / {51-56, 56-61} cm, for {smaller, larger}
  • sport weight circumference = approx {17, 19, 21} inches / {43, 48, 53} cm unstretched, for head sizes of {19-20, 21-22, 23-24} inches / {48 -51, 52-56, 57-61} cm, for {small, medium, large}
The pattern includes more sizing details to help you pick your perfect size.

The whole pattern is written and charted.

The pattern includes a 1x1 ribbing modification option; the dark orange + aqua wide-striped sample used this mod.
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

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