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.

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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

You’ll Lose A Good Thing

The Name

You’ll Lose A Good Thing by Barbara Lynn

Random selection from my music library.

The Skully

Dimensions: 9 (D) x 6.5 (H) inches – 0-3 Months
Destination: Charity

Basic double crochet skully pattern.

The Yarn

Unknown Pink
Color: Fluff*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown White
Color: Cheesecake*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

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

* Name by Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Feel The Spin

The Name

Feel The Spin by Deborah Harry

Love her, and the opportunity to use this song title for an old favorite crochet pattern.

Feel The Spin

The Hat

Dimensions: Adult
Pattern: Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold

I made this pattern as one of the first, upon my return to crochet years ago. I decided to make it again…and now that I know there is a preemie version, I’ll make that also.

I screwed up the brim, forgetting to incorporate the back post double crochets.

Feel The Spin

The Yarn

Unknown White
Color: Fishing Line*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 3, DK***

Unknown Black
Color: Tarmack*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown White 2
Color: Horizon*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Feel The Spin
Feel The Spin
* Color Name per Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Another Day

The Name

Another Day by Paul McCartney & Wings

This was a random music selection, but it does fit the hat in an American kind of way. The colors of this hat remind me of ice cream, or a target.

The Hat

Dimensions: Baby, 14-16 inch (C)
Pattern: Itty Bitty Beach Bum Hat by Kiel Lemon

I really love this pattern!

The Yarns

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

Unknown Pink
Color: Strawberry*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown White
Color: Glacier*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

* Color name per Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo
Another Day
Hot off the hook!

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