Halloween Skull Hat Knitting Pattern

Spooky, scary skeletons!

How cute is this skull hat? It is perfect for spooky season!

skull hat knittign pattern


  • 9mm 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 10mm 16″ circular knitting needles
  • 9mm double pointed needles
  • 2 colours of lvl 6 super bulky yarn. 1 for the main colour, 1 for the skulls
  • stitch markers
  • optional: faux fur pompom


  • I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick for this pattern in the colours black and fisherman


2.25 stitches/ 1 inch x 3.5 rounds/ 1 inch – 4 inch knit stitch


  • k- knit
  • k2tog- knit 2 together
  • MC- main colour
  • CC- contrasting colour
  • * *- repeat everything between the asterisks until end of round
  • DPN- double pointed needles



Cast on 50 stitches using MC with 9mm circular needles. Join in the round

Row 1-7: MC k1, p1 

Switch to 10 mm circular knitting needles

Body of the hat 

Row 8: MC knit 

Row 10: CC knit

Row 11-12: MC knit

Row 13: MC k1, CC k1, MC k1, CC k1, MC k1, CC k1, *MC k5, CC k1, MC k1, CC k1, MC k1, CC k1*(repeat 4 times),  MC k4

Row 14: MC k1, CC k5, MC k5, *CC k5, MC k5* (repeat 4 times), MC k4

Row 15: *CC k3, MC k1, CC k3, MC k3* (repeat 5 times)

Row 16: *CC k1, MC k2, CC k1, MC, k2, CC k1, MC k3* (repeat 5 times)

Row 17: *CC k1, MC k2, CC k1, MC, k2, CC k1, MC k3* (repeat 5 times)

Row 18: *CC k7, MC k3* (repeat 5 times)

Row 19: *CC k7, MC k3* (repeat 5 times)

Row 20: MC k1, CC k5, *MC k5, CC k5* (repeat 4 times), MC k4

Row 21-22: MC knit

Row 23: CC knit

Row 24-26: MC knit

Row 27: MC *K2, k2 tog* k2

Row 28: MC knit 

Switch to 9mm DPN

Row 29: *k1,k2tog*, k2

Row 30: *K2tog* 

Cut long tail weave through remaining stitches. Sinch closed. Weave in ends and add pom pom cinch 

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This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of for your own personal use but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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