Ziggy Star Hat by Xandy Peters

Ziggy Star Hat

December 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
130 - 180 yards (119 - 165 m)
19" (48 cm) circumference to fit heads from 20-24" (51-61 cm).
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Ziggy star hat is a unisex beanie with a chevron motif. The uniquely constructed crown comes together in the shape of a star. The Swans Island yarns all seem to coordinate well, and with 2 skeins, you will actually have enough for 2 hats in reversed colors (yardage estimates in pattern are rounded up), making this a great gift knit.

This is a quick project for those experienced with stacked increases and decreases, or a great starter project for those unfamiliar with these techniques. You can see video demos of these stitches on youtube.

Tech editor: Liz Rolle

Model: Unnamed but much appreciated brother in law

Finished Size: 19” (48 cm) circumference to fit heads from 20-24” (51-61 cm).

Yarn: Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Bulky, 130 yards (119 m) and 3.5 oz (100g) per skein.
Main Color: 1 skein Shale or 90 yards (82 meters) of similar bulky weight yarn.
Contrast Color: 1 skein Wild Salmon or 90 yards (82 meters) of similar bulky weight yarn.

Needles: Size 8 (5mm) 16”circular needles.
Size 10 (6mm) 16”circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts x 32 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.

Other Materials: Sewing needle, stitch marker.