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Los Muertos Hat, Mittens & Cowl Set

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Los Muertos Hat, Mittens & Cowl Set
Los Muertos Hat, Mittens & Cowl Set Los Muertos Cowl as Tea Cosy Hat
Los Muertos Hat, Mittens & Cowl Set Los Muertos Cowl
Los Muertos Hat, Mittens & Cowl Set Los Muertos Set
Los Muertos Hat, Mittens & Cowl Set Los Muertos Hat & Mittens

Pattern Description:

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


  • Yarns Texere Yarns Airedale Aran 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 82m per 50g
  • 2-3 x 50g balls 1210 Chocolate (Brown) MC
  • 2-3 x 50g balls 1220 Petrol (Teal Blue) CC1
  • 2-3 x 50g balls 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:

700 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any 100% worsted wool


3 contrasting shades

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

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