That’s right! Skulls are uber-cool and tuff–at least for pre-teen boys. As my boys get older, they’re less impressed with hand-knitted items. So I have to choose my projects carefully. While flipping through Bernat’s e-book for Bernat Roving, the ear-flap hat caught my eye mainly because of its skull.
By the way, have you checked out the Roving e-book? Lots of cute items–small and big–for the discriminating recipient. And Roving is quite soft and squishy. Also, given it’s bulky nature, it knits up fast–unless you mess up the pattern.
Did I mention I messed up the pattern? I ripped back–no, I carefully tinked back one stitch at a time–about three or four times before I finally got it “right” (and I do use the word “right” loosely ‘cuz I’m not 100% sure I got it right, but since there are no glaring holes in the fabric I’m guessing it’s all good).
Still, I’m lovin’ the skull ‘cuz–let’s be honest–it’s cool! And if all goes well, I plan to make more skull hats in funky, unexpected colours (purple for my niece, pink for my friend’s daughter and maybe blue for my nephew). Skulls for everyone!