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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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

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

Who Needs Love (Like That)?

The Name

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)

The Pattern

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.

Who Needs Love (Like That)?

The Yarn

Unknown Red
Color: Merlot*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**

Unknown Natural
Color: Vanilla*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**

Unknown White
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.

Who Needs Love (Like That)?

* colors assignments per Hooker Leo
** yarn weights estimated by Hooker Leo

That’s The Way Of The World

The Name

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.

That's The Way Of The World
That’s The Way Of The World

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.

That's The Way Of The World

The Yarns:

Unknown Pink/White Variegate

Color: Clefable*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**

Unknown Green

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.

That's The Way Of The World

* color names per Hooker Leo
** Weight denominations estimated per Hooker Leo