This is a pattern for Hat and mittens, with an extra pattern for a cowl thrown in. The cowl can be used as a tea cosy hat as well.
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).
19 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm
700 meters of Worsted weight
I design knitting and crochet patterns and I also enjoy designing charts for mixed textiles.