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
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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

 

Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?

The Name

Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go? by Soft Cell

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but I have a two name song for two similar projects.

The Preemie Skullies

Size: Preemie, based on 3-3.5 inch circumference

The skully on the left was constructed using the third back loop hdc or ribhdc. I do like the way this one looks but I think it needed to be taller. I was questioning if hat height equals crown to brim or last increase round to brim? Now I know: a quick reread clarified the issue for me: last increase round to brim!

The Yarns

All unlabeled scraps from CSNanaCat, which means acrylic, and the weight was worsted.

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

 

Hole In My Life

The Name

Hole In My Life by The Police

Random song title from my music library.

Hole In My Life

The Skully

Dimensions: 3 year old (modified)
Destination: Charity
Pattern: Hat with Bow by Tracie Faulkenberry

Pressed flat, the beanie dome is visible and dominant; however, a little fluffing will reveal a pillbox flavor. I could not try on to see how it lies on the head, but I am not liking the harsh stitch difference. If you are noticing “worms” in the crochet fabric, that is on me; it never occurred to me that hiding my tails behind the front post double crochets would have looked much nicer.

Hole In My Life

The Yarns

Unknown Green
Color: Seagrass*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Brown
Color: Sand*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Blue 1
Color: Miami Skies*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Blue 2
Color: Horizon*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Whites
Color: Art Deco*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

* At Hooker Leo's discretion
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo