Dex Starr the cat from the Green Lantern comic series. That kinda sealed the deal for me...
|This is me being embarrassed (and K forcing me to take a pic)...|
- I cast on 101 stitches to work the mask in the round, but it was still too loose (maybe only 95 stitches next time; must be odd-numbered if you plan on doing seed stitch for the next part).
- To prevent curling on the bottom of the hat, make 1” of seed stitch before starting the eye holes.
- I wanted smaller eye holes so I used 9 stitches for the width of the eye holes and 4 stitches for the nose bridge. This button hole tutorial is helpful for how to make the eye holes.
- Make two more rounds of seed stitch above the eye holes and then began the stockinette stitch rounds until the hat is a total of 7” in height.
- The top of the hat was sealed with the kitchener stitch. The ears were a little floppy so I used straight pins to pin the corners to fit my head and then lightly hand-sewed them shut using a simple running stitch.
|Amelie is here to save the day!|
|Gasp... this is the most you've ever seen of my face!|
- Deleted rows 5-6 when making the eye holes because my gauge would have made the eye holes too large height-wise
- Crocheted the border using one row of sc (single crochet) and then one row of crab stitch (reverse single crochet)
In reality, if someone really wanted to find out my identity, it wouldn't be too hard because I haven't taken all the precautions that are necessary for the truly paranoid. So be totally honest with me...