More to explore:
Is that the Michelin tires guy?
The original Michelin Man, c. 1910.
ca. 1896, [portrait of a gentleman posed in lady’s costume], Richard von Krafft-Ebing via the Wellcome Library, Archives & Manuscr...
Oh NO NO NO! Not acceptable...in ANY situation!!! GROOSSSSS!!
Miss Bayou Leopard Creature costume, 1957.
"The Splinter," 1910
Anonymous Clown in Knitted Costume 1922 (Detail) Original Photograph collection Jim Linderman
Looks like double crochet to me.