Los Muertos Day of the Dead Hat

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Los Muertos Day of the Dead Hat Pattern

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Los Muertos Day of the Dead Hat Los Muertos Hat
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite

Item:

Hat

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Fair Isle or Stranded Knitting
  • Using charts
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Samhain is the time of year when the veil is at its thinnest between this world and the invisible realm.

Traditionally many cultures celebrate this but none with as much colour and vibrancy as the Mexicans with their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Brightly decorated candy skulls are used to remind us of our own mortality and it was these which gave inspiration for the skulls motifs on this slouchy cap. The skulls border is knitted in two colours only (like the other border on this hat) but highlights are added in a third colour using duplicate stitch (or Swiss darning).

Note this is for the Hat pattern only. There are patterns for a hat, and a full set of hat, mittens and cowl available.

Gauge:

19 sts x 24 rows = 4inches/ 10cm in stocking stitch stranded motifs.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult XS (S, M, L) Actual Measurements: 44.2cm (50.5cm 56.8cm 58.9cm ) To Fit: 46.7cm (53cm 59.3cm 61.4cm )

Materials:

  • Yarns Texere Yarns Airedale Aran 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 82m per 50g
  • 1 x 50g ball 1210 Chocolate (Brown) MC
  • 1 x 50g ball 1220 Petrol (Teal Blue) CC1
  • 1 x 50g ball 1213 Cream CC2
  • Needles 4.5mm dpns or circular needles (or size to achieve gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 tapestry needle for weaving in ends and duplicate stitch
  • Optional: Bobbins for different coloured yarns, stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

300 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any 100% firm wool

Colorway:

3 contrasting shades, shown here in 1 x 50g ball 1210 Chocolate (Brown) MC 1 x 50g ball 1220 Petrol (Teal Blue) CC1 1 x 50g ball 1213 Cream CC2

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

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