Crown of Skulls by Jennifer Beaumont

Crown of Skulls

Knitting
October 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded stockinette, stockinette, Rib pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 440 yards (183 - 402 m)
XS (S, M, L) FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE AT BRIM (UNSTRETCHED): 14 (16, 18, 20)” / 36 (41, 46, 51) cm
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Crown of Skulls, in sizes for babies, children, and adults, is a playful and colorful beanie with “skulls and crossbones” circling the brim.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L) to fit Baby (Child, Women, Men)
FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE AT BRIM (UNSTRETCHED): 14 (16, 18, 20)” / 36 (41, 46, 51) cm
FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE (BODY): 17 (19, 21 1/2, 24)” / 43 (49, 55, 61) cm
FINISHED LENGTH: 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2, 11)” / 19.5 (21, 24, 28) cm
intended to fit with up to 2-3” of negative ease at brim

YARN
worsted weight 100% superwash merino wool such as
MADELINETOSH DK TWIST (250 yards/skein)
C1: “Torchere”, 1 skein or 108 (133, 172, 221) yds / 98 (121, 157, 201) m
C2: “Nocturne”, 1 skein or 53 (66, 85, 109) yds / 49 (60, 77, 100) m
C3: “Farmhouse White”, 1 skein or 53 (66, 85, 109) yds / 49 (60, 77, 100) m

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 / 4.5 mm* circular knitting needle in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
US 4 / 3.5 mm* circular knitting needle in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
tapestry needle
stitch markers: 1 in Color A, 7 (8, 9, 10) in Color B
waste yarn
or size to obtain gauge (smaller needle is used for ribbing)

SKILLS
knitting
purling
increasing
decreasing
stranded knitting with two colors
reading a chart
circular knitting
knitting small circumference in the round

NOTES
Skull Crown Cap, in sizes for babies, children, and adults, is a seamless, color-blocked hat with “skulls and cross bones” fair isle stranded pattern circling the ribbed brim, with an optional pom. The stitch pattern is charted. Only two colors are used per patterned round.