Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jayne Cobb hats

Some time ago my son sent a picture of a hat and asked if I could make one for Jack.  I thought it rather 'un-kiwi' colours so said yes, but I'd change the colours.  Until I was educated into the mystique behind the hat.

It turns out there is quite a cult following of a TV show called "Firefly".  I haven't seen it and obviously new nothing of it until the hat request.  Firefly was a short lived "space western" which aired on TV in 2002.  In one of the shows' episodes a character named Jayne Cobb receives a distinctive yellow and orange hat in a care package from his mother.  Jayne, a gun happy tough guy (a mercenary) is very pleased with the handmade hat and wore it throughout the episode.  I believe he asks "does it sit right".

I had some handspun romney yarn which was a bit uneven as I had been experimenting to get bulky thickness - perfect - into the dye pot it went.

Looks like someone pinched is wearing Dad's hat.
The little one is for Uncle Errol who introduced me to the story of Jayne Cobb.  (A friend said he's probably thinking "Muuum it doesn't get that cold here".)


  1. "A man walks down the street wearing that hat, you know he's not afraid of anything"

  2. I'm so jealous of your colors! They look perfect. I'm struggling to find wool that comes close.