Winter Hats, part II — Jayne’s Hat

Ladies and Gents,
As promised, part II of the Wooly-Hats Spectacular Spectacular!
I’m trying the pictures in a larger size, let’s see how this looks!
In this case, I made a Jayne-inspired hat, copying a hat that the character Jayne Cobb got from his mom on the TV sci-fi/western Firefly.
The cool thing about his hat is that it was flame- (firefly-?) colored, and ended in a fun pom-pom on top!
I printed out pictures of the original hat

for inspiration, and also found (and disregarded) other people’s versions of Jayne-inspired hats. I wanted to figure it out for myself!
The gentleman who requested the hat is my friend Dylan, who has an Etsy shop, for bowties! As he put it, “the gist of it is that I recycle silk and wool neck ties into fancy bow ties.” Check it out HERE!

Garment Data:
– Type: Winter hat, lined with fleece
– Date made: 2008? or so
– Pattern: none – self drafted
– Fabric/Materials: Acrylic yarn, or acrylic/wool blend, I don’t remember
– Trim: one pom-pom, made of self-yarn, plus earflaps and ties
– Time to finish: Don’t remember! Maybe a few days?

Note the coloration is the same as the inspiration. The hat was knit in the round from the brim up.
Regularly spaced decreases were used at the top to taper, usually by K2Tog if I recall correctly.

Sideview. The beautiful model is Dylan, the owner of the fine hat! Stunning, don’tcha think?

Fleece lining was sewn separately, then whip-stitched into place. Earflaps were knitted separately and custom placed. Pom-Pom added after lining, I believe.

More hats to come!!! Look for a fun math-based hat and scarf set next, plus a pretty-in-pink hat and mitten set with a matching sweater-in-progress. I still need to photograph all of these…

Most sincerely yours,
~ Sarah

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