ZIPF

Knitting
March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
116 - 176 yards (106 - 161 m)
6 Months - Large (see below for details)
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You can watch a video with the hat in motion here (this video is playfully showcasing the different ways to style any oversized hat, not only the ZIPF).

A big Grazie to Michela (LaMicky) for translating this pattern into Italian!

The unusually shaped ZIPF is a cosy and fun hat with a delicate stranded section at the lower body for added warmth. Since the denser fabric and the floats of the colour-work are adding more fabric to that part of the hat only, the wearer will never feel uncomfortably hot when wearing it.
The ribbing is worked with short rows to get a taller brim framing the face which is much narrower at the back of the neck. The same shape is repeated in the first, larger stripe so that the whole front section of the hat is much longer than the back of it, resulting in positioning the pointy top much lower at the backside of the hat, without being left with bunched and folded fabric in the nape.
Finally an i-cord loop is worked both as a decorative finish and as a practical way to hang the hat when not in use.
Depending on the mood of the wearer, the hat can either be worn in a slouchy style with ample fit or as a beanie styled hat when tucked in at the back.

Sizing
6 Months: Circumference Body: 38 cm / 15 in Length front: 23.5 cm / 91⁄4 inches
Length back: 18.5 cm / 71⁄4 inches
X-Small: Circumference Body: 42 cm / 161⁄2 in Length front: 25 cm / 93⁄4 inches
Length back: 19.5 cm / 73⁄4 inches
Small: Circumference Body: 49.5 cm / 191⁄2 in Length front: 29 cm / 111⁄2 inches
Length back: 21.5 cm / 81⁄2 inches
Medium: Circumference Body: 53.5 cm / 21 in Length front: 30.5 cm / 12 inches
Length back: 23 cm / 9 inches
Large: Circumference Body: 57 cm / 221⁄2 in Length front: 34.5 cm / 13.5 inches
Length back: 26.5 cm / 101⁄2 inches
Sizes given for unworn hat (unstretched).

Yarn:
Magasin Duett Mohair Tweed (110m or 120yards/50gr):
MC Citron (yellow)
1 skein or approximately 24(27,30,32,37)gr,
58(66,73,77,89) yards or 53(60,67,70,81) m.
CC1 Silver (grey)
1 skein or approximately 5(5,6,6,7))gr, 12(13,14,15,17) yards or 11(12,13,14,16) m.
CC2 Benuit (beige)
1 skein or approximately 19(22,24,25,29)gr, 46(52,58,61,70) yards or 42(48,53,56,64) m,
…or any other worsted weight yarn at 110m or 120yards/ 50gr which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate

Needles:
3mm/ US 21⁄2 circular needles or long DPNs. 3.5mm/ US 4 circular needles or long DPNs. 4mm / US 6 circular needles or long DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Other:
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle.