I love, love, love to knit skulls. That makes me sound a whole lot gothier than I actually am. I just really love the contrast between knitting, which is seen as such an old lady hobby with so much tradition of creating for family and all the warm and fuzzies that go with that, and skulls which of course are seen as gothy and punky and maybe a little dark and weird - definitely not what your Granny would likely knit. For Christmas 2008, I knitted up Pirate Mittens from Hello Yarn and then for that same recipient's birthday the following year, I knitted up Skull Socks of Fury!
It should come as no surprise then that this year for his birthday, I knitted him this skully hat. After two perfectly fitting skully gifts, it was bound to happen. I got cocky, I didn't check my gauge and BAM, this skully hat wouldn't even do as a skull cap for the birthday boy. Ack!! Thankfully, I also baked him a dozen cookies and a Chocolate Chili Birthday Cake.
The pattern was easy to read and navigate - found at So Much Yarn, So Little Time, originnally published in October of 2006, there were no errors I found when I knitted it up. Mine was too small, but still so so rad!!