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!
All unlabeled scraps from CSNanaCat, which means acrylic, and the weight was worsted.
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.
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
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.
Unknown Red Color: Merlot*; 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.
* colors assignments per Hooker Leo
** yarn weights estimated by Hooker Leo
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.