Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

“Does anybody really know what time it is?
“Does anybody really care?
“If so, I can’t imagine why.
“We’ve all got time enough to die.

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Boom Boom

‘Cause the body goes Boom Boom Boom

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Feel The Spin

The Name

Feel The Spin by Deborah Harry

Love her, and the opportunity to use this song title for an old favorite crochet pattern.

Feel The Spin

The Hat

Dimensions: Adult
Pattern: Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold

I made this pattern as one of the first, upon my return to crochet years ago. I decided to make it again…and now that I know there is a preemie version, I’ll make that also.

I screwed up the brim, forgetting to incorporate the back post double crochets.

Feel The Spin

The Yarn

Unknown White
Color: Fishing Line*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 3, DK***

Unknown Black
Color: Tarmack*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown White 2
Color: Horizon*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Feel The Spin
Feel The Spin
* Color Name per Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Free Nelson Mandela

The Name

Free Nelson Mandela by The Specials

Ah! The good ol’ days. The colors of the hat forced me to find a name that would do the hat justice. The colors of this skully remind me of Africa. A little research revealed these are the colors of pan-African flag and Black liberation. Who better to represent Black liberation than Nelson?

The Hat

Dimensions: Child, 18-20 inch circumference

Freelanced down to final increase, then looked up general size guidelines to determine amount let to be crocheted.

Double crochet rounds in three colors.

The Yarns

Unknown Black
Color: Obelisk*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Green 1
Color: Luxuriant Bounty*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Green 2
Color: Liberty*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Red
Color: Sanctity*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

 

* Color Name by Hooker Leo
** Presumed yarn content
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

 

Across The Universe

The Name

Across The Universe by The Beatles

Another random song title that was playing at the commencement of authoring this post.

The Hat

Dimensions: 10.5 (W) x 7.5 (D) x 7.5 (H)

The Pattern

Itty Bitty Beach Bum Hat by Kiel Lemon

found it hard to believe designers 3.34-inch gauge with J; I used an H and was at about 3.5 inches. I suppose it really doesn’t matter; it will fit some head some where.

Such an adorable pattern to adapt to different styles…I’m already thinking of a red, furry one with a pink feather boa trim! Reminds me of a scarecrow hat.

Pattern simple, easy to follow; only took me about two hours straight crochet, which means about three hours…ha ha!

The Yarns

Unknown Black

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

Unknown Green

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

* colors are whims of Hooker Leo
** Presumed acrylic; no burn test conducted
*** Presume yarn weights

Across The Universe

 

 

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