Free Zaggity Hat Pattern

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I decided I wanted to make a less girly hat to balance the eyeleted Ava Lynne hat, so here it is… Zaggity! I worked this up with sock weight yarn (2 strands held together) and worsted weight. I was able to get the same gauge with both yarn weights and size 5 dpns. The zaggity stitch pattern is basically a purl zig-zag with slip stitch borders.

Enjoy!

Zaggity

Gauge: 5st/inch & 7rows/inch in Zaggity Stitch
Needles: Size 5 double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
You may also be able to use a circular needle for larger sizes.
Yarn: Debbie Norville, Serenity Garden (2 strands yeld together) or Red Heart Eco Ways
Any yarn/needle combo to obtain gauge will work. J

Sizes:  NB (6M, 12M, 2-3, 4-6, 7-10)
Approx Finished Circ: 12” (14”, 15.5”, 17”, 19”, 21”)

Stitches:

M1: pick up the bar between stitches and knit into the back of it.

sl2 wyif: Slip the next 2 stitches, while holding the yarn in front of work.
<This creates a bar across the slipped stitches>

2×2 Rib St:
Row 1: *k2, p2* to end
Repeat row.

Cast-On:  60 (72, 76, 84, 96, 108)

Work 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) rows in 2×2 Rib.

Set-Up Row: Knit, increasing 0 (0, 2, 0, 0, 0) stitches evenly across row, using m1 to create new stitches  (or whichever increase you prefer).

Zaggity Stitch:

Row 1: *k4, sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4), sl2 wyif* to end
Row 2: *k3, sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4), sl2 wyif, k1* to end
Row 3: *k2, sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4), sl2 wyif, k2* to end
Row 4: *k1, sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4), sl2 wyif, k3* to end
Row 5: *sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4), sl2 wyif, k4* to end
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
Row 9: Repeat Row 1
Row 10: *sl1 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4), sl1 wyif* to end
Row 11: * sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p4 (4, 5, 4, 4, 4)* to end
Row 12: *p1, sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p3 (3, 4, 3, 3, 3)* to end
Row 13: *p2, sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p2 (2, 3, 2, 2, 2)* to end
Row 14: *p3, sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p1 (1, 2, 1, 1, 1)* to end
Row 15: *p4 , sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p0 (0, 1, 0, 0, 0)* to end
Sizes 12M ONLY: *p5, sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif* to end
Sizes 12M ONLY: *p4, sl2 wyif, k4, sl2 wyif, p1* to end
Row 16: Repeat Row 14
Row 17: Repeat Row 13
Row 18: Repeat Row 12
Row 19: Repeat Row 11
Row 20: Repeat Row 10

Work Zaggity Pattern for 20 (24, 31, 35, 40, 47) total rows.

Decreases:

Newborn:
Row 1: *k1, k2tog, k1, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif* to end     (55 sts)
Row 2: *k2, sl 2 wyif, p4, sl 2 wyif, k1* to end
Row 3: *k1, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif, k2*
Row 4: *sl2 wyif, p1, p2tog, p1, sl2 wyif, k3*    (50 sts)
Row 5: *k1, sl2 wyif, p1, sl2 wyif, k4
Row 6: *k2, sl3 wyif, k5

6M:
Row 1: *sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif, k1, k2tog, k1* to end   (66 sts)
Row 2: *k1, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif, k2* to end
Row 3: *k2, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif, k1* to end
Row 4: *k3, sl2 wyif, p1, p2tog, p1, sl2 wyif* to end    (60 sts)
Row 5: *k4, sl2 wyif, p1, sl2 wyif, k1*
Row 6: *k5, sl3 wyif, k2*

12M:
Row 1: *sl1 wyif, k1, k2tog, k1, sl2 wyif, p5, sl1 wyif* to end  (72 sts)
Row 2: *sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p5* to end
Row 3: *p1, sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p4* to end
Row 4: *p2, sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p1, p2tog* to end    (66 sts)
Row 5: *p3, sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p1* to end
Row 6: *p2 tog, sl2 wyif, k5, sl2 wyif* to end   (60 sts)
Row 7: *sl2 wyif, k7, sl1 wyif* to end

2-3Y:
Row 1: *p3, sl2 wyif, k1, k2tog, k1, sl2 wyif, p1* to end   (77 sts)
Row 2: *p2, sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p2* to end
Row 3: *p1, sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p3* to end
Row 4: *sl2, wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p1, p2tog, p1* to end    (70 sts)
Row 5: *sl1 wyif, k5, sl2 wyif, p1, sl1 wyif* to end
Row 6: *k7, sl3 wyif* to end

4-6Y:
Row 1: *k1, k2tog, k1, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif* to end     (88 sts)
Row 2: *k2, sl 2 wyif, p4, sl 2 wyif, k1* to end
Row 3: *k1, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif, k2*
Row 4: *sl2 wyif, p1, p2tog, p1, sl2 wyif, k3*    (80 sts)
Row 5: *k1, sl2 wyif, p1, sl2 wyif, k4
Row 6: *k2, sl3 wyif, k5

7-11Y:
Row 1: *k2tog, k1, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif, k1* to end     (99 sts)
Row 2: *k3, sl2 wyif, p4, sl2 wyif* to end
Row 3: *sl1 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p4, sl1 wyif* to end
Row 4: *sl2 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif, p1, p2tog, p1* to end    (90 sts)
Row 5: *sl1 wyif, k5, sl2 wyif, p1, sl1 wyif* to end
Row 6: *k7, sl3 wyif* to end

ALL SIZES:

Row 1: knit all sts
Row 2: *k8, k2tog* to end
Row 3: *k7, k2 tog* to end
Row 4: *k6, k2tog* to end
Row 5: *k5, k2tog* to end
Row 6: *k4, k2tog* to end
Row 7: *k3, k2tog* to end
Row 8: *k2, k2tog* to end
Row 9: *k1, k2tog* to end
Row 10: *k2tog* to end       5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts remaining

Cut yarn, pull through live stitches to close. Weave in ends. :D

You may use this pattern to create items for your own personal use but may not create items for sale
nor shall you include said pattern in a kit for sale, without the designer’s permission. Thank you!

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14 Comments

  1. Joan says:

    Can you give this pattern to me for a 12 month old…it’s gorgeous!
    Thanks
    Joan

  2. Urooj says:

    Is the needle size given according to US or UK? Because if it’s US, then it’s 3.75mm, but if it’s UK, it’s 5mm. Could you please clarify? I’d appreciate it.

    • jenny says:

      All the needle sizes given on my site are US sizes. Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll remedy that soon!

      thanks,
      jenny

    • Laura says:

      I love this pattern! I would like to make it for an adult man. How should I modify it?

      • jenny says:

        Hi Laura –
        So glad you like the pattern! From what I have heard from others the largest circumference works for an adult hat. If you knit tight or are wanting a larger hat you could add 12 sts to the cast on for the largest size (120 sts total). That will give you an extra repeat of the pattern in the round. Then I would recommend adding 1-1.5″ of ribbing to the hat and following the rest of the pattern for the largest size. That way you don’t have to modify the decreases at all. There are several examples and ideas for modifying this hat on Ravelry. Here is a great one.

        Hope that helps!
        jenny

  3. Nichol says:

    What yarn/colorway did you use for the cream and green hat? Thanks!

  4. Holly says:

    Do you use M1 between rows? For example: row 1, M1, row 2, M1, etc?
    I’m trying to create a 6m hat.

  5. Sherlyn says:

    Should I flip every row or no flipping required in this pattern?

    • Sherlyn says:

      sorry im a noob here =) I keep asking so many questions. But IF the pattern need flipping of the work, I still need to keep the yarn in front of the work? for the slipping stitches that is =) thanks

    • jenny says:

      Hi Sherlyn –

      This pattern is worked in the round so there is no need to flip back and forth. If you need more help with this I would be happy to help.

      -jenny

  6. Renee says:

    How many skeins are necessary to complete the 4-6 year old hat?