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« on: December 09, 2012 08:19:27 PM »

Iíve written a pile of flesh for thick chunky brain protector.  It's nothing crazy - just your basic brain protector, but it's nice and warm.  Itís chunky, itís bulky, and I have been wearing it all afternoon.  Since my roommate and I have determined not to turn on our heat until absolutely necessary, the air in the apartment has an chilly edge to it. 

I even thought about adding a pom-pom to the top, but used all the yarn in the skein so decided against it.  Maybe tomorrow...

Someone commented that the brain protector looks knit and it kinda does, but I promise it's crocheted!

brain protector details: ribbed and made flat.  You sew up the side and sew up the top and you have yourself a sideways-stitched brain protector. Most crochet hats are made in the round, from the top down, but this method makes the stitches go in a different direction.  If you can make a rectangle Ė you can make this brain protector!


- Size L (8.0mm) crochet hook
- 106 yards super bulky yarn Ė I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. This pile of flesh uses every last inch of yarn, so if youíre planning to make a bigger brain protector, youíll need a second skein of yarn.

pile of flesh

Note: pile of flesh is worked in back loops only (BLO).

Leaving 12 inch tail of yarn, Chain 24 + 2 (counts as first HDC)

Row 1: HDC in each stitch across (25 stitches)

Row 2: Chain 2, turn.  Working in BLO, HDC in each stitch across (25 stitches).

Repeat Row 2 until you have 21 Rows.  At this point, youíll have a rectangle measuring 16.5 inches wide by 13 inches tall.

Do not fasten off yarn.  Fold long sides together.  Single crochet the sides together.  This row will be ridged, just like the rest of the brain protector.

Do not fast off yarn. Single crochet around the edge of the tube you just made.  This will be the edging of what youíll fold up to be the brim of your brain protector.

Now, fasten off yarn.

Using the long tail of yarn you left at the beginning, loosely weave the needle the entire way around the second side of the tube in two inch long stitches.  Youíre trying to create a drawstring that will pull the top of the brain protector closed.  Pull end of yarn so the top of your brain protector tightens.

This brain protector is easy to crochet Ė itís the assembly part that can be a little tricky.  Hope the pictures helped.

If you're still stuck, you can find more pics here on my blog: http://www.jjcrochet.com/blog/crochet-brain protector-free-pile of flesh/  Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012 09:18:00 PM »

That is an RAAR grr ugggh brain protector. What does back loop only mean?

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012 10:21:38 PM »

Very cute brain protector and I eat how it looks like knitting. Thank you for sharing the pile of flesh. Pinned!
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012 06:18:13 PM »

What does back loop only mean?

Good question.  You have two top loops of a crochet stitch that form a sideways "V".  You typically crochet through both loops. When you're crocheting in this pile of flesh, however, you only work into the back loop of the "V", or the "back loop only".  The unworked (front) loop of every stitches is what forms the little ridges between each round.

Hope that helps! 

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012 02:37:43 AM »

Thanks so much for sharing this....can't wait to try it.  I eat chunky hats!


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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012 07:28:10 PM »

Oh My that's a cute brain protector!

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012 07:33:18 PM »

Smiley Great, thank you Smiley
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