Rata De Dos Patas

The Name

Rata De Dos Patas by Paquita la del Barrio

Based on the color selection, this hat is the “green” gansta hood – in other words – una rata de dos patas! Honestly, it was the a random title selection from my music library.

The Slouch Skully

Dimensions: 11.5 (D) x 12 (H) inches

The Pattern

Pattern: Modified Pokéball Slouch Beanie by Black Cat Crochet

Modifications:

  • 12-dc circle
  • basic dc circle pattern for 20 rows
  • row 22: dec 1 pattern row (60)
  • row 23: sc

Ugh, I’m tired of trying on hats >ha ha<

The decrease was for increased fit. Suggestion: If you are using a striping effect, decrease on dark color.

I apologize for the photography. I got paranoid, as my mugshots stared back at me from my photo library…then I thought, I already did model several others…and if the government wanted too, they could UNDO the filter and figure out who I am! ha ha Still…not taking chances, but trust me it looks fresh on this head…very skater-ish…oh, and I just found a skater beanie pattern I’ve been wanting to try.

The Yarns

Unknown Black

Color: Gangsta*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Green

Color: Scarecrow*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

I am presuming yarn contents and weights; the color names were what came to mind as I was constructing it.

Personally, I am looking for more bulk around the melon. Perhaps more like a tam? I love the slouch on this one – don’t remember if I styled it for photos or natural slouch. I think I might have held on to the brim, swung my head back, and maybe smooshed it down with my hand?

Slouched portion – styled, or not – looks gnomish to me…I am digging it!

* color names are whims of Hooker Leo
** presumed content; no burn test
*** presumed weights

Author: A Hooker's World

Fiber artist, designer and instructor with over 30 years crochet experience and about 10 years knit experience.

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