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Calaveras de Acar

Sugar Skulls Earflap Hat Pattern




Calaveras de Azúcar
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The motifs on this traditionally shaped chullo were inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead sugar skulls from Latin cultures. The hat has sugar skulls and floral two colour borders decorated with random jewel shades in Duplicate Stitch (also known as Swiss Darning). If desired, more embroidery could be included as surface decoration either using a tapestry needle or a crochet hook. The hat is finished with earflaps worked down from the brim with a small central motif and I-cord ties with pompons. A third pompon decorates the centre of the crown.

Adult Unisex Small (Medium, Large)

Sizes             Brim Size        To Fit Head Circumference
Small (S)            44.2cm              46.7cm
Medium (M)      50.5cm               53.0cm
Large (L)           58.9cm              61.4cm 

Texere Yarns Airedale Aran 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 82m per 50g 
2 x 50g ball Black MC 
1 x 50g ball White CC1 
1 x 50g ball Plum CC2 
Oddments of Blue CC3 
Oddments of Green CC4

Needles & Hooks
4.5mm dpns or circular needles (or size to achieve gauge). You may also need needles slightly larger than this (See Pattern Notes opposite). One size 4mm crochet hook for crochet edging 

1 tapestry needle (weaving in ends/duplicate stitch) 
19cm x 19cm square card for making pompon 
Optional: Bobbins for different coloured yarns, stitch markers