Saturday, September 23, 2006

Jayne Cobb Hat

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Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% cotton, 2.5oz/70g, 120yds/109m) one ball each in Red, Hot Orange, and Sunshine
US7 (4.5mm) 16in (41cm) circular needle
US7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle

17sts by 23rows = 4in (10cm) in stst on US7 (4.5mm)

Finished Size:
Child (Adult Small, Adult Large) = 15 (17.5, 20)in [38 (44, 51)cm] circumference;
To Fit = 18 (21, 24)in [48 (54, 61)cm] circumference

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With orange yarn and circ, CO 60 (72, 84) sts. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Work 4 (4, 5) rnds in k2,p2 ribbing. Knit 11 (13, 15) rnds in stst. Join yellow and cut orange. Knit 14 (17, 20) rnds in stst.
Crown Shaping:
Switch to dpns with 20 (24, 28) sts on each of 3 needles.
Rnd 1: [k8 (10, 12), k2tog] around - 54 (66, 78) sts.
Rnd 2: [k7 (9, 11), k2tog] around - 48 (60, 72) sts.
Rnd 3: [k6 (8, 10), k2tog] around - 42 (54, 66) sts.
Cont to dec 6 sts each rnd until 36 sts rem for all sizes.
Next rnd, [k1, k2tog] around - 24 sts.
Next rnd, [k2tog] around - 12 sts.
Next rnd, [k2tog] around - 6 sts.
Cut yarn and thread through rem loops using tapestry needle. Pull tight and tie off.
With red yarn and using one dpn, pick up 13 (15, 17) sts along ribbed edge wherever you like with RS facing, turn.
Row 1: sl1, p11 (13, 15), k1.
Row 2: sl1, k12 (14, 16).Rep last two rows 7 (8, 9) more times. BO all sts. Rep for second earflap on opposite side. Weave in ends. Make a pom-pom with all three colors and attach to top of hat.

Go be a big damn hero.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.


  1. Very nice hat pattern, Carissa! I used the self-striping Sugar and Cream and it came out great.

    A friend wanted a cotton hat (I also live in TX), and this was just perfect.

    Thanks again, it is just SO nice...I'll send a picture once I get my camera working. :)

    Martha Clark
    Austin, TX

  2. Thanks! Glad you like it. Hope your friend does too.

    I'd love to see pictures when you can. That'd be great.

  3. Love this hat, the colors are awake.
    like your blog
    thanks for the patterns

  4. Jayne Cobb hat, that's hilarious! Thanks for that!

  5. mmm, cunning hat

  6. I have a friend who has just lost her hair for the third time. I'll knit this for her to keep her head warm. It's still cold here in NM. Thank you for your generosity.

  7. Necro'ing an old post, I know, but I wanted to say thanks for the pattern. I'm adapting it to a tunisian crochet hook and stitching it flat before sewing it up for my husband! :D

  8. Have a friend and fellow Firefly fan who is fighting cancer. She was a bit discouraged one day while we were watching the show and said she needed a hat like Jayne's so that she could be a big damn hero. I just finished this yesterday, which happened to be the day her mom had to shave her head. THANK YOU so, so much. She pulled it on and smiled a truely Jayne smile.