Yarrr!  Here be my first hat! (I’ve knit two more since this one.) The main color looks too dark in this picture – it’s actually purple.


I can only seem to get the pictures to be really big or really small…sorry about that. Here’s another one; Jane Austen included for scale. This one shows the colors of the hat better.


This hat was knit in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted in royal purple and natural on size 6 needles.  I did two rows of skulls, because the hat was looking pretty tall at that point, and only 96 stitches, so there are only 3 chart repeats. I also changed the crown shaping (started with K6, K2tog, and continued in usual hat fashion).  It fits perfectly and I love it!