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Skull Hat by Gina Davidson
my brother for his birthday
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards = 1 skein
Peace Fleece Worsted 75/25
0.5 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4 meters), 56 grams
Weaving Works
Peace Fleece Worsted 75/25
0.5 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.4 meters), 56 grams
Weaving Works

that’s my brother ~ he got the hat for his birthday (on his birthday, before dawn, after sleeping 4 hrs, on the tail end of the 4th or 5th week of 70+ hr weeks at work….poor guy ~ he looks exhausted but I hear I made his day!). I will definitely get a better pic when he’s not so tired and with my good camera instead of an iphone!

finished #1 last night ~ knits up pretty big so doing reverse colors on this one and going down a needle size, plus a few tweaks to the pattern -- I got 2 hats out of this yarn by reversing colors

this one turned out much better for an average sized head (my gauge on this one for 4”= 18 1/2 stitches and 26 rows) ~ I did tweak this one a bit, too

it’s a great pattern ~ FREE! ~ and the folded up ear flap is worth the extra knitting ~ probably the nicest hat I’ve ever made (not that I’ve made that many but quality wise, I’d buy this one if I saw it in a store!)


  • the last row before decreases I decreased evenly by 2 stitches to get to a number divisible by 4 and put remaining stitches (96st) on each of 4 DP needles (24st per needle)

  • instead of decrease rows as written, for each needle I did k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 st, ssk, k1

  • when there are 4 stitches left on each needle, I did k2, ssk to get down to 8 remaining stitches before threading end thru and weaving in

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November 27 2011
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by Peace Fleece
75% Rambouillet, 25% Mohair
200 yards / 113 grams
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  • Project created: November 27, 2011
  • Finished: November 28, 2011
  • Updated: March 11, 2012
  • Progress updates: 12 updates