As Dear Roommie sits weeping over creepy pictures of Justin Bieber on the internet (it’s really best not to ask), I have at long last finished the next entry in my new line of Very Silly Mythical Creature Hats:
I may have finally out-sillied myself.
The tentacles are made using basically the same principal as the Secret Santa Squid. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory. Eye stalks are crocheted in the round, meatballs are uncut pom-poms.
The sad part is how many tries it took to get the bottom part finished. Because it’s not intended for arctic winters, I had to find a way to keep it relatively open, so half the bottom is an open mesh pattern, then the last part that flips up is a single crochet made with a size N (as in, “No really, I want a HUGE stitch!”) hook.
Fortunately, I have a very good idea what I’ll be doing with this one. If offers made at ultimate frisbee parties still stand two weeks later, I have a buyer for this bit of ridiculousness.