Okay…a few years back there was an incredible sci-fi show on called “Firefly”.
Without going into a lot of detail, it was basically a bunch of rag tags that didn’t like the way the government ran the ‘verse and decided to do their own thing. Kinda like like mercenaries with ethics…if that makes since. The captain of the ship,which was a Firefly class ship named “Serenity” was played by the very sexy Nathan Fillion.
His crew consisted of a pilot platyed by Alan Tudyk, the captain’s first mate and best friend Zoe (can’t remember who played her or…),the engineer who was a sweet,naive,but oversexed girl,and a tough guy that was really kinda like a dufus with a lotta strength played by sex-on-a-stick Adam Baldwin.
They also have three permanent “guests”. A minister played by Ron Glass,a doctor,and the doctor’s sister that has some weird stuff going on played by the amazing Summer Glau.
Not forgetting the prostitute that rents docking space for her shuttle.
Anyone seeing this show would love it! It was absolutely amazing! Unfortunately it didn’t even finish airing for one season because Joss Whedon refused topander to the Fox network and make all kinds of changes that he deemed unnecassry (sic) and out of character. So Fox pulled the show. Luckily it is available on DVD as is the movie that finally gives “Firefly”s massive cult following (OMG,I’m a member of a cult!) some closure. The movie is called “Serenity”. Watch it!
Anyway,there’s one episode where Adam Baldwin’s character,Jayne,receives a package from his mother. It is one of the stupidest looking/ugliest hats in the ‘verse! It’s also the Cobb family hat. Jayne is extremely proud of this hat and wears it through the entire episode. Of course,no one has the nerve to tell him how ridiculous he looks. Kayley,the engineer,thells him it’s the sweetest hat she’s ever seen. but I love when this happens…
Wash (the pilot); “Man walks down the street wearing a hat like that,people know he’s not afraid of anything.”
Jayne: “Damn straight.”
Anyway I finally decided that I had to have my own Jayne/Cobb family/Firefly hat. Just to let you know ahead of time,the earflaps are actually more of a pumpkin color on the show,but apparently RH only puts that out in the Fall.
Cunning,ain’t it? (Firefly reference)
I can’t remember the site that I got this pattern from,but if you google “Jayne Cobb hat” scroll down till you see “Redshirtknitting”. That’s where this pattern came from. Hope you like it!!