“you’re on my mind constantly, and I think of you the whole day long…
There But For The Grace Of God by Machine
One of my all-time favorites!
Size: Adult, 22-24 circumference
Pattern: Simple Seed Stitch Beanie by Kirsten Holloway
Pattern easy to follow. Advanced techniques. Beautiful hat. Supposed to give mine to charity, but it fits so snug and looks so handsome and…
Color: Faraway Dreams*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***
Even without a label, some yarns you just know. This time I am pretty sure this yarn was Caron Simply Soft; I just did not want to call it because I don’t know if, by now, there may be a copy cat out there.
* Per Hooker Leo ** Presumed by Hooker Leo *** Estimated by Hooker Leo
That’s The Way Of The World by Earth, Wind & Fire
The name says it all, having come first this time. One of my favorites, from an old-time favorite band.
The Slouch Skully
Dimensions: 12-inch (D) x 14-inch (H)
Pattern: Pokeball Slouch Beanie by Black Cat Crochet
This skully fits snuggly enough; I am wondering if it is the single crochet. As you can tell from the pictures, the skully is slouching; and I had nothing to do with that slouch – no manual positioning.
Just not crazy about the colors; definite charity donation. However, for the purposes of this post it is serving it’s purpose, in addition to a hoodie from my sweatshirt.
Unknown Pink/White Variegate
Color: Clefable*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**
Color: Oddish*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**
Unknown Pink Solid
Color: Clefairy*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**
I am pretty sure all yarns were acrylic, but neither did I burn test them.
* color names per Hooker Leo ** Weight denominations estimated per Hooker Leo
Troublemaker by Weezer
Props for posting a music video!
This was almost named The Devil Went Down To Georgia, but then Troublemaker came on. As I was listening to the lyrics, I began to identify, which, again, made me feel prophetic, melancholic, nostalgia. This of course just intensified my feelings, as I took the lyrics to heart and realized the reason for my loneliness.
“I’m a troublemaker, never been a faker
Doing things my own way and never giving up
I’m a troublemaker, not a double-taker
I don’t have the patience to keep it on the up
The Slouchy Skully
Dimensions: 11 x 11 inches
Pattern: The Hadley Slouch by Olive+Brook
Apparently, I had this pattern open on my iPad. Why not.
Well, before I even finished my crown, I began to worry as I was exceeding the normal size crown I usually make: 5-5.5 inch diameter, which allows for a negative 2-inch ease for snugness. I checked my guage and I was spot on. I convinced myself to carry on with the pattern, as that was my initial goal: to get rid of all my unlabeled yarn and hats are fast.
The pattern specifies…
“The hat should fit a young teen to a woman (20” to 22”) as this hat has a nice stretch to it
As I have a 23-inch head, I incorporated some allowance for a looser fit because I always reserve the right to keep something if I really like it – instead of giving it to charity.
It seemed to loosen up more each time I tried it on, however, it wasn’t slouching the way I wanted it to. I crocheted on – just follow the pattern being my mantra. When I got to the brim, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to break free and improvise, so…
- started the brim in the back loop for more of a distinction between the hat and the brim
- I tried an improvised rib of aligned, alternating front loop and back loop single crochets
As I approached the end of the brim, I even tightened my tension for more snugness.
It fit’s my 23-inch head okay. My niece-in-law was visiting, so I asked her to put it on. She was also satisfied with the fit, and she has long hair.
Regarding the slouch, perhaps a little bit more height? The crochet tension? Bigger hook? Crochet fabric versus knitted fabric?
I found my 8 DPNs so I may be knitting some hats also.
Color: Slasher*; Content: Unknown+; Weight: 4, Worsted
Color: Basher*; Content: Unknown+; Weight: 4, Worsted
* color designation by Hooker Leo due to missing label + presumed man-mad fibers, per burn test
Holding Back The Years by Simply Red
Props to Simply Red for posting an actually music video for his music.
The Skully & Scarf
Scarf Dimensions: 72 x 5 inches
Skully Dimensions: 8 (H) x 10 (D) x 31 (C) inches
The set was crocheted out of nine different red worsted scraps. The scarf was crocheted using back loop half double crochets and the skully was crocheted using double crochets.
The odd thing is that I constructed the skully to fit my head, as I was not using a pattern. My head circumference is 23 inches. I already knew that the crown width should be about 7 inches, less a 2-inch ease: 5.5 inches. However, when I do the math – either based on flat measuring or crown width, the circumference keeps coming up 31 inches!
The 64,000 question is: how does a 31-inch circumference fit snuggly on my 23-inch head?
Unknown Worsted Red yarns were used for this set, all unlabeled. I think I can safely estimate the Red Hearts, but all others are unknown.
Six Underground by Sneaker Pimps
Dimensions: 72 x 4.5 inches
Constructed in back loop single crochet, exhausting worsted yarn scraps.
Color: Cafe con Leche*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Color: Purrfect Pink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Unknown Pink 2
Color: This Little Piggy*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Color: Deep Blue Sea*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Unknown Blue 2
Color: Blue-Tailed Skink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Unknown Blue 3
Color: Bruise*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
You might recognize the Unknown Brown and Pink from Mink, Schmink. All yarns fell into the worsted and aran yarn weight categories.
* color assignment by Hooker Leo due to missing yarn labels
Punishment For Love by Bronski Beat
Purple Haze was a lazy man’s choice for the first name, as there is a lot of purple in here – I am sure a whole skein/ball at least; and, I don’t remember when I made the scarf. After having to rename due to duplicate naming, I think I happened across the correct name for how I am currently feeling.
Dimensions: 3-3.5 (width) x 82 (length) inches
Crocheted with a K hook in back loop single crochet, double-stranding at times to maintain yarn weight.
Balls and scraps of yarn without labels.