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Mens Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

Mens Skull Hat Knitting Pattern- a classic beanie complete with a Fair Isle skull motif.

Mens Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

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Mens 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 6 circular, 16-inchSize US size 7 circular, 16-inch, size US 7 double point knitting needles

Gauge: 2 inches= 8 sts

Size: Mens one size

Pattern Instructions:

With the smaller circular needles and the main color yarn, cast on 100 stitches. Join ends together and place a stitch marker. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for approximately 1 inch.

Mens Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

Switch to larger circular needles. 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 2 stitches evenly (98 sts).

Shape Crown:

Row 1: K1. *K2tog. K20. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (90 sts.)

Row 2: K1. *K2tog. K18. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (82 sts)

Row 3: K1. *K2tog. K16. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (74 sts.)

Row 4: K1. *K2tog. K14. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (66 sts.)

Row 5: K1. *K2tog. K12. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (58 sts.)

Row 6: K1. *K2tog. K10. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (50 sts.)

Row 7: K1. *K2tog. K8. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (42 sts.)

Row 8: K1. *K2tog. K6. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (34 sts.)

Row 9: K1. *K2tog. K4. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (26 sts.)

Row 10: K1. *K2tog. K2. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1. (18 sts.)

Break yarn, thread through a yarn needle and remove from the knitting needles. Pull to tighten and secure. Weave in ends.

Mens Skull Hat Knitting Pattern
Mens Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

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