Incognito Me

Feb 1, 2006
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by Kat Marie Williams

Introduction

Incognito me. Boo!

I chose the title "Incognito Me" in imagining someone requesting to be costumed, and thought the "Me" part would charm the Ed. at Crochet me. Bootie-kisser I am, so long as it ends in fun. [Ed. note: I was charmed.]

The inspiration for the pattern came from the goodie bin at my son's pediatrician's office. He stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum... no, wait... wrong story. He reached into the goodie bin and pulled out a flimsy set of Groucho Marx glasses. You know, those things with the plastic nose and moustache attached. I put them on and yelled at my son, "Hahhhh chachacha!" and then yelled, "AHA!", as I lightbulbed a crochet project from the experience. And people looked at me funny. And I thought, "Well, whatever. Look at me any way you want, but I get to make a super-dorky project, and y'all can't stop me." [Ed. note: I was also charmed by the use of "lightbulb" as a verb.]

Materials List

  • Lion Brand Jiffy - 1 skein of Black, 1 skein of Camel, plus 1 skein of any brand and color of eyelash yarn
  • 10.0mm (size N) crochet hook for hat & nose
  • 6.5mm (size K) crochet hook for brows & moustache

Gauge

Gauge doesn't much matter, as the back of the hat can be adjusted with an added drawstring if necessary. The hat is large enough so that long hair can be stuffed up into it.

Notes

Mark the beginning of each round with a piece of scrap yarn or stitch marker.

Popcorn - 5 dc in st, drop lp from hook, insert hook in top of first dc of group, pull dropped lp through, ch 1.

The Pattern

Begin

Halloween MaskCh 4, join with slip stitch to form a ring. Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring. Join with slip stitch to first sc. Ch 1.

Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc total). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 2: Work sc in first sc, 2 sc in next, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * to end (18). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 3-4: Repeat rnd 2, ending rnd 4 with sc in last st. (40) Ch 1.

Rnds 5-6: Work sc in each sc around (40). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 7: Sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,*sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from *, ending with sc in last sc (53). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 8: Work sc in each sc around (53). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 9: Work sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from *, ending with sc in last st (66). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 10: Work sc in each sc around (66). Join with slip stitch. Ch 1.

Rnds 11-18: Repeat rnd 10.

Now we make the glasses!

Rnd 19: Sc in next 51 sc, turn. RSC in next 15 sc. Join to first sc. Ch 11, sc in 7th RSC from hook, ch 11, sc in 7th RSC from hook, turn. Work 11 sc in ch-11 space, sc in sc, work 11 sc in ch-11 space. Do not turn.

Rnd 20: Work Sc in next 2 sc, *skip 1 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * to edge of glasses. Sc around edge of glasses.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Make a nose!

Turn hat upside down with glasses facing you. Find the center stitch of the glasses and count five stitches to the right. Attach Camel yarn, ch 1, and sc in back loop only of same st and next 10 sts. Sl st to first st of nose to form circle. Ch 1.

Rnd 1: Working around nose circle, sc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of last 2 sts. Join with sl st, ch 1.

Rnd 2: Repeat rnd 1.

Rnd 3: Work sc in next sc, popcorn in next sc, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, popcorn in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st.

Fasten off. Weave in ends, taking care to keep nose straight.

Make eyebrows!

Holding black yarn together with a strand of eyelash yarn, ch 8 with 6.5mm (K) hook.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each ch to end.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew eyebrow to hat. And, well, sew it to the hat (over an eye hole, of course). Make another one and sew it over the other eye hole.

Make a moustache!

Holding black yarn together with a strand of eyelash yarn, ch 15 with 6.5mm (K) hook.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next ch, dc in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in each of next 2 ch.

Fasten off, weave in ends. Sew moustache to nose.

Weave in any loose ends, fluff the brows and 'stache, put it on and go scare someone!


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Comments

Regan wrote
on Jul 21, 2006 9:00 AM

HA! This is the CUTEST (strangest) thing I've seen all day. I'm going to make one for my Father - he'll have to wear it if I make it for him!

-Regan-

on Dec 22, 2007 4:38 PM

This is really cute. Is is hard to make?

sonjabgonia wrote
on Apr 9, 2008 9:59 PM

Oh, too fun! My son saw this over my shoulder and wants one. You could even go easier and go for the Uni-brow look, by just making one brow. :)

nikii wrote
on Apr 9, 2008 10:21 PM

funny crochet :)

crochetfool1 wrote
on Nov 26, 2008 8:30 PM

My dad would have loved this. I think I'll make it even though I no longer have my dad. It will make me think of him and his funny ways of kidding around with everyone.

funkeymomma wrote
on Jan 21, 2009 1:19 PM

That is sooo cute!! My daughter will love this!

little alien wrote
on Sep 26, 2009 2:03 PM

I think I am going to make something like this for my grandpa's birthday! He will love it!

JustVic66 wrote
on Nov 28, 2009 8:09 AM

Just love this!! It's so cool! Thanks for 'lightbulbing' it!!!

Bunnie1 wrote
on Dec 10, 2009 3:54 PM

(Not the Ed) I was charmed that a guy posed for you and made it look doubly fun!