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!