Claudia managed to knit an astonishing 14 Jayne Hats this year during Dragon*Con and raised $1000 for Kids Need To Read. I’m sending off the amount I pledged to her now…
For the non-Joss-Whedon-geeks among you, whatâ€™s a Jayne hat? In the Firefly episode “The Message,” notorious tough guy Jayne Cobb gets a hat sent to him by his mother that is bright orange with an immense pompom, and earflaps, too. There are many versions of it on Ravelry, including one photographed on a ferret!
Jayne: “Howâ€™s it sit? Pretty cunning, dontcha think?”
Kaylee: “I think it’s the sweetest hat ever.”
Wash: “A man walks down the street in that hat, people know heâ€™s not afraid of anything.”
Jayne: “Damn straight.”
Hmmm. Now I hope everyone wears those hats. I’ll have to get on the boy to WEAR his Jayne hat he begged for .