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

 

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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.

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

 

I’m Your Daddy

The Name

I’m Your Daddy by Weezer

Perfect name for a preemie baby skully.

The Skully

Dimensions: Preemie, based on  How To Size Crochet Beanies + Chart

Based on a Standard Double-Crochet circle crown.

The Yarn

Unknown Red
Color: I’m Your Daddy*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Bulky

It had a bulky feel, so I used a US J Hook; it is so soft and furry.

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

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

The Name

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others by The Smiths

Random selection from my music library.

The Skully

Size: 6-12 months
Pattern: Baby Hat with Bow by Amy Leclerc
Destination: Charity

Another basic double crochet beanie pattern.

The Yarn

Unknown Green
Color: Golf*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Brown
Color: Sand Trap*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

* Named by Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Life’s Been Good

The Name

Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh

Random selection from my music library.

The Skully

Dimensions: 7.5 (D) x 5 (H)  – Child
Destination: Charity

Another basic double crochet skully.

The Yarn

Unknown Red
Color: Pimento*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Green
Color: Olive*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

* Named by Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo