A fun hat for the whole family - you can find it in 6 different sizes ranging from 6-Months to adult-Large!
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.
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 yarn at 110m or 120yards/ 50gr which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimates.
In the pictures the sample is a size M
and shown on a 55,5cm / 22 inch head.
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).
The pattern is available in the form of digital PDF files, in both English and Italian.
You can buy the PDF via pay-pal for 5,90 Euros and you can download it immediately!
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.
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself,
or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.