Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jayne Hat

My cousin wanted a Jayne hat.  I harbor a strange discomfort with the concept of knitting such a thing.  Why?  I'm not entirely sure, but it might have something to do with my stubborn yet frequently yielding resistance to viral knitting trends.  Everybody has knitted a clapotis, a koolhaas, and a Jayne hat, therefore I feel the need to be the one person who hasn't.  I know deep down that the contrived bucking of fads is just as sheeplike, but the ego that generates my sense of personal special-ness wins every time. It's totally idiotic, I know.  I end up making a lot of those projects anyway because there was reason they became so popular.  Either they're cool, or easy to knit, or generally awesome.  So I sucked it up and knit the Jayne hat.

* Hi Mom - Firefly is a sci fi TV show that came out in 2002, made by the same people as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  It has quite the cult following and is now returning to TV on the Science Channel.  One of the characters named Jayne received a hat just like this and wore it on the show.  I suspect the re-airing is what triggered Scott's sudden hat lust.

* Hi Fellow Nerds - yes, I am aware the pom pom color distribution is wrong.  I redid it but didn't take pictures of the final headwear.


brandilion said...

I started one too but haven't finished it yet. I have been resisting like crazy. Besides the whole, everyone has done it thing, it is an ugly hat. :)

brandilion said...

(but yours looks great!) :)

trifarina said...

thanks! Though I might remind any readers that not only is Brandi knitting the hat, but she started with plain bulk wool that she then dyed and spun herself!