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Snow Day!

March 22, 2013

Go Team! Transformed into a Jayne Hat

Recently, the weather was so snowy and blustery one day that I stayed home from work for safety reasons. A Snow Day! Whoo! I haven’t had one of those in years, so it seemed only appropriate to enjoy this special day the way my younger self would have indulged: p.j. pants, watching a Firefly marathon, and knitting Jayne Hats.

For this project, I did a bunch of research to decide which Sweater colors were most accurate. Deciding between Firecracker and Barn was difficult, but ultimately I felt confident that Firecracker was spot-on for the look I was going for. Then, I cast on for Go Team!

I made a few simple modifications and altered the look of this hat dramatically, adding a floppy pompom and not weaving in the end on the earflaps for extra realism. (See the notes area below for more specific details on my modifications.) I would proudly wear this anywhere Browncoats unite, in true Jayne fashion!

The Details

Pattern: Go Team!
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 16-18 (18-20, 20-22)”
Needles: Size 11 (8mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 11 (8mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size J (6mm) hook (I did not work the edging for my version)
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Firecracker #7509, Firefly #7505, and Life Jacket #7528
This pattern can be found in the Spud & Chloë Pattern Store

Notes: I cast on with Life Jacket and worked for about 4″ (in the adult size), or about half the total height of the hat. Then, I switched to Firefly to finish the hat. I worked the earflaps in Firecracker and added a pompom to the original hat, while omitting the crochet edging. All in all, a very successful Jayne Hat reproduction.

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