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Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern- a fun, Halloween-themed topper for kids, complete with a Fair Isle skull motif.

Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

The skulls are added to the hat by a technique known as stranded knitting. Stranded knitting involves using two colors of yarn to create a pattern. The yarn that isn’t being using is carried across the back of the work. It may seem awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really fun!

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Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Black and in Linen (acrylic worsted yarn, 1 skein of #4 weight yarn needed in each color)

Knitting needles:  Size US size 7 circular, 16-inchSize US size 8 circular, 16-inch, size US 8 double point knitting needles

Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts

Size: kids 6-10 years old

Pattern Instructions:

With the smaller circular needles and the main color yarn, cast on 80 stitches. Join ends together and place a stitch marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for approximately 1 1/2 inches.

Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

Beginning in the lower right corner of the knitting chart, knit every round and change yarn color following Chart until all 30 rounds of the chart have been completed.

After completing the chart, knit 1 round decreasing 3 stitches evenly (77 sts).

Shape crown:

Switch to dpn needles when needed.
Round 1: K3, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (66 sts)
Round 2: K2, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (55 sts)
Round 3: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (44 sts)
Round 4: K1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (33 sts)
Round 5: K1, *k2tog, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog (22 sts)

Round 6: Knit 2 together to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. Secure and weave in the ends. Make and attach pom pom.

Kids Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

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