Someone To Call My Lover

The Name

Someone To Call My Lover by Janet Jackson.

Random match.

The Hat

Size: Toddler!
Destination: Charity

As I approach mental block, I improvised a matching hat for Baby, You’re Mine. The designer of Ophrys cowl, on which Baby, You’re Mine is based, showed a matching hat on her blog. One look and I knew it was another gather-top; not a fan.

I didn’t know how to pass the crown increases with the Glover Stitch, so I used single crochet. Unfortunately, I made my crown smaller than I had aimed. Oh well, they are going to charity and there’s no guarantee they’ll stay together.

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Unknown Turquoise
Color: Truly Turquoise**; Content: Acrylic***; Weight: 4, Worsted****

Done! These yarns have been exhausted.

* Based on Hooker Leo yarn experience
** Assigned by Hooker Leo
*** Presumed by Hooker Leo
**** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Baby, You’re Mine

The Name

Baby, You’re Mine by Basia

The song playing at the commencement of this post.

The Cowl

Dimensions: 11 (W) x 9.5 (H) inches
Pattern: Ophrys Cowl by Jenniefer Andersson
Destination: Charity

Found this pattern by going to the last search page on Ravelry and paging backwards. I like the texture, and then was more pleased to learn it was a new stitch: Glover Stitch. Despite, my crocheting the stitch wrong, I still like it.

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Unknown Turquoise
Color: Basia**; Content: Acrylic***; Weight: 4, Worsted****

I just picked up on the fact that Ravelry classifies this yarn as aran; highly doubtful on my part. I am pretty sure the other is a Cascade Pacific yarn; in the my mind I can picture it in the store I used to work in. I just could not match color on their website.

* Presumed by Hooker Leo
** Assigned by Hooker Leo, due to missing yarn label
*** Presumed by Hooker Leo
**** Estimated by Hooker Leo

 

Don’t Stop Me Now

The Name

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

Happened to be playing when I started recording this skully.

The Skully

Actual Dimensions: 7 (W) x 6 (H) inches
Pattern Dimensions: 15-16” (C); 6” (H), 3-6 Months
Pattern: Emma Beanie by Ashley Leither

I got the height right if I was supposed to measure from the top of the head versus the last increase round, but the circumference I ended up with should fit a tween (11-12 year old). Not a fan of her patterns using a J-hook with worsted weight. Pattern is well written, minus measuring definitions.

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Unknown Turquoise
Color: Succulent**; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

* Presumption based on Hooker Leo experience
** Named by Hooker Leo due to missing label

 

Balloon Man

The Name

Balloon Man by Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians

The perfect name for this balloon-stitch hat.

Balloon Man

The Hat

Dimensions: 11-inch height, medium, female adult
Pattern: Balloon Stitch Slouch Hat by Nana’s Crafty Home
Destination: Charity

Nice textured hat, involving front and back post double crochets. I am not a fan of the construction, bottom up, like a knit hat. I am sure it could be adjusted, but I am moving on.

I had the hardest time keeping track of the row count, basing my hat by comparing mine to the one pictured on the website: three balloons is the same height. I am also foregoing the pom-pom, as the hat is for charity, I don’t like making pom-poms, and I believe paying for transportation to buy a pom-pom is ridiculous.

Balloon Man

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Again, this color is very hard to capture in photography.

* Estimated guess by Hooker Leo

There But For The Grace Of God

The Name

There But For The Grace Of God by Machine

One of my all-time favorites!

The Skully

Size: Adult, 22-24 circumference
Pattern: Simple Seed Stitch Beanie by Kirsten Holloway
Destination: Charity

Pattern easy to follow. Advanced techniques. Beautiful hat. Supposed to give mine to charity, but it fits so snug and looks so handsome and…

The Yarn

Unknown Green/Blue
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

There But For The Grace Of God

 

Pussycat Meow

The Name

Pussycat Meow by Deee-Lite

Another tush that needs some cush!

The Tush Cush

Dimensions: 15 inches square

This time I created in double crochet for faster turnaround. It still took just as long as the single crochet, only because I had to recall to memory my Solid Granny Square pattern. Maybe I better write it down before dementia sets in.

Yarn

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Yellow*; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Those are the only two I could come close to guessing. All other yarns – red, orange, green-purple multicolor, red-blue multicolor, tan, pink, brown – were deemed by me, as worsted and man-made fibers, except the gold lace crocheted together with the black Caron.

Pussycat Meow

Stray Cat Strut

The Name

Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats

Another animal name for an animal product and because “I got cat class and I got cat style!”

The Cush Tush

Dimensions: 14-inch diameter

This time I was determined to work in double crochet for faster turnaround. Well I finished this one is less than a day, so that’s cool! I originally started with a square but have forgotten the formula for a square design, with no holes, in-the-round. Now that I’ve made a round one, I am thinking of different shapes; maybe a star one! Color selections were random reaches into my bag o’ scraps of worsted yarn.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Wool Ease
Color: Purple 147; Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; Weight: 4, Worsted

Feza Cayenne
Color: 01 ; Content: 40% Cotton, 49% Acrylic, 11% Nylon; Weight: 4, Worsted

Unlabeled Yarn Suspects

Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Turqua; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Stray Cat Strut Side 2

I apologize for my crappy photography; I can no longer remain still long enough for good focus.