via Recycle LACMA (thanks Ed!):
Recycle LACMA is a project of Los Angeles-based artist Robert Fontenot. At three separate auctions he purchased over 50 items deaccessioned by LACMA and is now trying to find new uses for these otherwise unwanted items.
Although each item has not yet been used, each item can have a use.
Cap (possibly a Kufi)
Accession Number: TR8616-2
Label 1: Conley, 12/86
Label 2: Conley, 11/4/86
This is an adult sized, multi-colored, crocheted skull cap. It has a black, donut-shaped, yarn knob on top.
When deconstructed, it was revealed that the spiral of the hat was crocheted around a core of multiple strands of cotton twine which had been glued together to form a thicker cord.
A barbell shaped pattern was developed. Using this, two pieces were cut from the hat and sewn together. Before being sewn shut, the hackysack was partially filled with dried beans. With a diameter of 2.5 inches and a weight of 70 grams, this hackysack conforms to the the Official Rules of Footbag Sports as dictated by the International Footbag Players' Association, Inc. (IFPA).
The accession number has been embroidered on one side of the ball.