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.

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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.

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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!