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Knit Halloween Skull Beanie Pattern!

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Hi Friends! Today's Pattern is all Halloween! I LOVE Halloween! I used to go all out (before kids) but especially now that COVID has been such an issue, things have slowed down a lot! Hopefully this Halloween-themed Beanie will give you a bit of Halloween spirit this year!

I decided to design the same beanie in knit and crochet versions. This is the KNIT Pattern, if you would like the CROCHET pattern, please click here or photo below.

I used K&C's Alpaca Solids (previously Buttercream). Other substitutions I recommend are Big Twist, Natural Blend, Lion Brand's Hometown USA 100% acrylic yarn and Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick and Quick, a wool blend.

The knit pattern is knitted with stranded color work. If you wanted to knit a plain beanie, check out the Chunky Beanie With Pom Pom. There's a head sizing chart and a full video tutorial.

You can also add color work to your beanie using the Duplicate Stitch.

Here's a look at the basic Chunky Beanie

Purchase the ad-free pdf pattern



GAUGE | Stockinette in US15/10mm 4” = 10 Stitches | 14 Rows/Rounds


Super Bulky #6 (40-106 yards)

Enough contrasting color for design (see Chart)


NEEDLES | Knitter’s Pride Ginger US 13/9mm BRIM – 16” Circular Needles US 15/10mm BODY – 16” Circular Needles US 15/10mm Double Pointed Needles



mc/cc – Main/Contrasting Color

co Cast on

st(s) – Stitch(es)

k Knit

p Purl

rep – Repeat

rem – Remaining

LEVEL – Intermediate

You may sell the finished items but please credit original designer and reference back to: Designs by Phanessa.

Instructions | In US Terms

Sizes: Adult (pdf pattern for multiple sizes)

BRIM | US13/9mm Needles

With Main Color, co 42 sts, add stitch marker and join, careful not to twist sts.

Rounds 1-7: *k1, p1. Rep from * around. Adjust brim height as desired.

Tip! Knit tbl of the k sts for a twisted brim.

BODY | US15/10mm Needles

K following the chart Catching your floats when there are too many MC sts between the cc or vise-versa.

Repeat rounds 1-14 following the chart until your beanie measures approx. 9-10" measuring from the brim up. The basic beanie can help you get started.

This video will demonstrate knitting with multiple colors.

This video here will show you how to catch your floats.

Decreases Rounds

Round 1: k4, k2tog. Rep from * around. k any rem sts.

Round 2: k3, k2tog. Rep from * around. k any rem sts.

Round 3: k2, k2tog. Rep from * around. k any rem sts.

Round 4: k1, k2tog. Rep from * around. k any rem sts.

If you still have too many sts, Rep round 4. Alternatively, you can add 1 round of just knit sts between each decrease round for a gradual decrease. Just keep in mind this will add length to the beanie, so you'll need to stop the body earlier.

Cut yarn leaving approx. 6". Weave tail through each stitch knit-wise (as if to knit) and pull off needle. Rep until all stitches are off the needle.

Add a Giant Pom Pom!



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