Here we go with the next set of patterns from the book, Ziggity. The Ziggity Hat at is super-slouchy. I have a distinct memory of knitting the hat and thinking, “Man, this is taking a while.” It did take a while, because the hat is huge. But huge in that look-how-cool-i-look-in-my-huge-slouchy-hat kind of way.
The hat begins with 1×1 Ribbing, then has a jaunty little picot trim. I love that picot! If you buy the Print Edition of the book, there are detailed instructions for knitting the picot.
Then come the wide zigzags. Four pattern rows of colorwork and four single colored rows – the knitting of this one is easy. It would be a good first colorwork project if you haven’t knit with two colors in the same row of knitting before.
The big slouchy hat (in the pattern I refer to it as “floppy”) is good, but some people prefer something a little less floppy. So I also include instructions for a non-floppy version of the Ziggity hat:
The mittens have the same 1×1 Ribbing and picot edge, which takes these from plain ziggity mittens to Ziggity Mittens with Picot! Can’t get enough of the picot, I’m telling you.
The Ziggity set is knit out of Ultra Alpaca from Berroco. A great yarn for this project, but also an easy yarn to substitute…you probably have some worsted weight yarn in your stash already!
So what are you waiting for? Fall is coming, with winter right on it’s heels! You’ll need mittens and hats, I’m sure!
About The Red Collection
The Red Collection has 12 patterns for hats and matching mittens (or mitts, or wristers). This is a self-published book and I’ve been working on these patterns, photographs, book design, and marketing for the last year!
The Print Edition of the book can be pre-ordered now, and will ship in October.
Please note: The Print Edition includes special sections on yarn, gauge, and finishing, and also has a special techniques section to help you knit the projects from the book. These sections are not included in digital versions of the patterns.
Ways to Get The Red Collection
For the best price per pattern, please consider purchasing the complete collection of patterns. The digital versions of the patterns are available for instant download (click the links below for more details).
The Red Collection: Print Edition – $20 + shipping
The Red Collection: Print Edition + Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $23 + shipping
The Red Collection: Complete Digital Pattern Pack – $20
Single Pattern or 2-Pattern Pack – from $6
Just want Ziggity? Use these links:
|Pattern Pack: $9||Ziggity Hat: $6||Ziggity Mittens: $6|
The last Red Collection pattern pack — Radio Frequency — is coming up next!