Calaveras de Az˙car

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Calaveras de Az˙car Pattern


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Knitting: Calaveras de Az˙car
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the Round
  • Fair Isle or Stranded Colourwork (Easy)
  • Duplicate Stitch/Swiss Darning
  • Pompon Making
  • I-Cord Knitting
  • Simple dc (UK)/sc (US) crochet edge

Pattern Description:

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


  • 4,5 mm dpns x 5 OR set of circs
  • 4mm Crochet Hook

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • 19cm x 19cm square card for making pompon templates
  • Optional: Bobbins for different coloured yarns
  • Optional: Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

328 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Faced Aran 100%


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

About Designer

About Designer

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I design knitting and crochet patterns and I also enjoy designing charts for mixed textiles.

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