Skill level: Intermediate
The Zig Zag Knit Beanie is a great introduction to mosaic, or slip stitch, knitting. Instead of other methods like fair isle, mosaic uses one color per round. The color changes are made with super simple slip stitches.
The color change portion is a simple four-row repeat. The pattern comes with a free video tutorial that will walk you through that repeat. I use three colors for this beanie, but you can customize with as many colors as you like.
The beanie comes in two sizes for both kids and grown-ups.
The pattern includes full written instructions as well as a chart for the mosaic portion.
approx. 125 yards of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Mulberry (26828) CA
approx. 60 yards of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in White (26807) CB
approx. 60 yards of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Fairy Tale (26835) CC
or any medium worsted weight yarn
- US 6 [4mm] 16” circular needles
- US 7 [4.5mm] 16” circular needles
- One set US 7 [4.5mm] DPNs (if needed for decreasing on the crown).
Finished Measurements (unstretched brim)
Child Beanie (small): 17.5” circumference
Adult Beanie (large): 20” circumference
The beanie pattern is in .pdf format so you will need Adobe Reader to open the document and print it.
Just a quick reminder, this is my original design (and tutorials) and they are not to be copied and reproduced for monetary purposes, I'd love if you made as many as you liked for yourself or to give as gifts, or even sell for profit (see store policies for more on this), but please do not make copies of the pattern or tutorials. Thanks!