“you’re on my mind constantly, and I think of you the whole day long…
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
Happened to be playing when I started recording this 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.
Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted
Color: Succulent**; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted
* Presumption based on Hooker Leo experience ** Named by Hooker Leo due to missing label
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
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?
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.
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***
Color: Sanctity*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***
* Color Name by Hooker Leo ** Presumed yarn content *** Estimated by Hooker Leo
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
Pattern: Modified Pokéball Slouch Beanie by Black Cat Crochet
- 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.
Color: Gangsta*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***
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
Who Needs Love (Like That)? by Erasure
Random selection from my music library.
The Slouch Skully
Dimensions: 11.5-inch (D) x 12-inch (H)
Pattern: Modified Pokemon Slouch Beanie by Black Cat Crochet
Modifications: four rows of half double crochet and 10 rows of single crochet converted to double crochet + one row of single crochet. As such, the skully does not achieve the 14-inch height of the previous one, crocheted in more accurate aran yarn weights. This have confirms that needed height and the stitch pattern.
Color: Merlot*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**
Color: Vanilla*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**
Color: Ice*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**
All yarns are presumed acrylic, having performed not burn test.
Unfortunately, the white yarn I used is more likely a DK weight. I seem to remember it being Cascade 220 superwash, and for some reason my mind wants to keep labeling it as worsted. Well, not it’s gone! You will notice in pictures how the white portion really starts to separate and I am attributing that to the lighter weight yarn.
* colors assignments per Hooker Leo ** yarn weights 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