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