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Jayne Hat


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Joss Whedon fans, show off your true natures by knitting and wearing the most famous piece of knitting from the short-lived but excellent series "Firefly." Of course, it is modeled on the hat that Ma Cobb sends to Jayne in the episode The Message. There is much debate in the 'verse over proper colors - particularly whether the earflaps should be red or orange. While popular opinion seems to have come down somewhere in the middle, I've been informed by someone who knows someone who asked the costumer's assistant who knit the thing that there was only one hat, and Adam Baldwin kept it after filming wrapped. Go figure. The basic idea is that this hat should LOOK homemade, and possibly poorly homemade at that - and so it's a great project for a beginning knitter OR an advanced one who wants to knit while watching "Firefly" and/or "Serenity" on DVD. The hat would also look shiny in other variations of colors; it takes less than half a skein of each of the three colors when using Lamb's Pride Bulky. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting in the round Basic decrease stitches GAUGE 12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS adult s/m (circumference 18in/45cm) [m/l (circumference 21in/53cm)]

Supplies Needed

  • 3 colors (1 skein each) worsted, heavy worsted, or bulky weight yarn, preferably with some "fuzz"
  • US11 (8mm) circular and/or double pointed knitting needles
  • USL (8mm) crochet hook (size not particuarly critical)

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.