The motifs on this traditionally shaped chullo were inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead sugar skulls from Latin cultures. The hat has sugar skulls and floral two colour borders decorated with random jewel shades in Duplicate Stitch (also known as Swiss Darning). If desired, more embroidery could be included as surface decoration either using a tapestry needle or a crochet hook. The hat is finished with earflaps worked down from the brim with a small central motif and I-cord ties with pompons. A third pompon decorates the centre of the crown.
Yarns Shown in Main Photograph
Texere Yarns Airedale Aran
100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 82m per 50g
2 x 50g ball Black MC
1 x 50g ball White CC1
1 x 50g ball Plum CC2
Oddments of Blue CC3
Oddments of Green CC4
19 sts x 24 rows per 4 inches/10cm
328 meters of Worsted weight
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