Stefan’s Jayne-Style Hat
To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what a “Jayne” hat is or why it has the ends hanging loose. And the only thing I know about Firefly is the occasional reference on The Big Bang Theory. But I was told that my hard-to-buy-for brother-in-law would like a Jayne hat, so I set out to make him one.
If you printed the pattern previous to 17 December 2012, please check the ear flap corrections. Thanks to Dawn at The Normality Factor for finding the error.
Size: men’s (roughly 24″)
Yarn: worsted -I used Bernat Super Value for it’s washing ease
Needles: 4 1/2mm -short circulars and double-pointed
Gauge: 4 1/2 st per inch
Cast on 88 sts with orange. Place a yarn marker at stitch 1 and stitch 15, put another at stitch 52 and 67. Rib K2, P2 for 1 inch.
Increase: K11, m1, repeat around
Work plain stocking stitch until hat measures 3 1/2 inches from cast on edge.
Change to Yellow. Continue knitting plain until hat measures 5 inches from cast on edge.
Decrease: alternate even rows are knit plain
Row 1: K10, K2tog, to end
Row 3: K9, K2tog, to end
Row 5: K8, K2tog, to end
Continue to decrease in this fashion until there are 8 stitches left. Cut yarn and pull through these last 8 stitches and finish off.
With red pick up and knit 15 sts between first set of markers, turn for next row.
Row 1: purl 15 sts.
Row2: P2, K11, P2
Repeat these 2 rows 4 times total, ending with a purl row.
Row1: P2, K2tog, K7, K2tog, P2
Row 2: P2, P2tog, P5, P2tog, P2
Continue until there are 5 stitches left.
Next row: P1, K2tog, P1
Cut yarn and thread through last 3 stitches.
Repeat for second ear flap.
Sew in end and make pompom and dangling pieces.