How to Knit a Zigzag Pattern BeanieKnitting
is a wonderful craft that allows you to create beautiful and practical items with just a few needles and some yarn. One popular knitting project is the beanie
, a cozy hat that keeps your head warm during the cold winter months. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to knit a zigzag pattern
knit beanie that will impress your friends and family.
Before we get started, let's go over the materials you'll need for this project:
- 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors
- Size 8 circular knitting needles
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
Step 1: Cast On
To start your beanie, cast on 96 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method. This will give you a nice, snug fit around your head.
Step 2: Knit the Brim
Next, knit the brim of your beanie in a 2x2 rib stitch pattern, which means you knit 2 stitches and purl 2 stitches, and repeat this pattern until the brim measures about 2 inches in length.
Step 3: Begin the Zigzag Pattern
Now it's time to start the zigzag pattern. Switch to your contrasting color yarn and knit 2 rows in stockinette stitch, which means you knit one row and purl the next row. Then, on the third row, knit 2 stitches in your contrast color, and then knit 2 stitches in your main color. Repeat this pattern across the entire row.For the next row, purl the first 2 stitches in the contrast color, and then purl 2 stitches in the main color. Continue this pattern across the entire row. Repeat these two rows until your zigzag pattern
measures about 6 inches in length.
Step 4: Knit the Crown
Once you've completed the zigzag pattern, it's time to knit the crown of your beanie. Switch back to your main color yarn and knit every stitch for 3 rows.
On the fourth row, knit 8 stitches and then knit 2 stitches together. Repeat this pattern across the entire row. Knit the next row normally.On the sixth row, knit 7 stitches and then knit 2 stitches together. Repeat this pattern across the entire row. Knit the next row normally.Continue this pattern, decreasing the number of knit stitches before the knit 2 together stitch until you have 8 stitches remaining. Cut your yarn, leaving a long tail, and use your tapestry needle to weave the tail through the remaining stitches. Pull tight and secure the end.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
Weave in any loose ends and block your beanie to shape it. Put it on your head and enjoy your new, stylish and cozy zigzag pattern knit beanie!With these simple steps, you can create a beautiful and unique zigzag pattern knit beanie that will keep you warm all winter long. Happy knitting!