[FO Friday] Jack Skellington Beanie!

Hi all, hope you’ve all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend! This week’s FO is a hat that I made for my sister’s 16th birthday. I knew that she loved The Nightmare Before Christmas, and thought, what better than her own Jack Skellington that she can wear?! Here’s me sporting the hat that I gave her:

Jack Skellington Beanie!
Jack Skellington Beanie!

Now, me being me, I was silly enough not to really take any pictures before I gave it to her. Doh! But here’s an image of the hat from the top so that you can see Jack’s face:

Jack's Face
Jack’s Face

Now here’s the pattern!

You’ll need:

  • 1 skein of white yarn
  • 1 skein of black yarn
  • 4.00mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors

Additional notes for working out the size of the hat:

Measure the circumference of your head, divide this by Pi, and then subtract an inch or 2.5cm to get a hat diameter. So the calculations may go like this:

Circumference = 59cm

~Divide this by Pi (3.1415)~

Head diameter = 18.78cm (round this to 19cm)

~Minus 1 inch or 2.5cm~

Hat diameter = 16.28cm (round this to 16cm)

You will then work your hat FLAT to this final diameter before working in the round to create the bowl shape of the hat. For these measurements, this is how my hat went:



1: hdc 8 in a MR (8)

2: Inc in each st around (16)

3: *hdc 1, inc* around (24)

4: *hdc 2, inc* around (32)

5: *hdc 3, inc* around (40)

6: *hdc 4, inc* around (48)

7: *hdc 5, inc* around (56)

8: *hdc 6, inc* around (64)

9: *hdc 7, inc* around (72)

10: *hdc 8, inc* around (80)

11: *hdc 9, inc* around (88)

12: *hdc 10, inc* around (96)

13-28: hdc around (96). to create a smooth edge (as the pattern is worked in a spiral), sc in the next 3 sts, and sl st in the next 3 sts. FO and weave in ends.

Eyes x2


1: sc 6 in a MR (6)

2: inc around (12)

3: *sc 1, inc* around (18)

4: *sc 2, inc* around (24)

5: *sc 2, hdc 2, dc inc, dc 2, dc inc, hdc 2, sc 2* x 2 (28)

6: sc 4, sc inc, sc 4, sc inc, sc 8, sc inc, sc 4, sc inc, sc 4 (32) Sl st into next st and FO leaving a long tail


Pin the eyes into place and sew around.

Nose and mouth: see image for reference for sewing yarn into place.



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