Two years ago I had a go at making up my own crochet version of the Jayne Cobb hat in response to a hat making request from Kim Werker at Crochet Me. For those of you who don't know who the heck Jayne Cobb is then I highly recommend that you go out and borrow a copy of the Firefly series or the film Serenity.
Now two years later on I've had a request to publish the pattern I wrote for this hat so I'm going back to my roughly scrawled notes to try and piece a basic pattern together for them and anyone else who is interested. However, there are a few other much better crochet patterns out there as well as a good number of knitted patterns too so be sure to do a Ravelry search to help you decide which pattern you want to use.
Now on to the pattern!
Jayne Cobb hat
DK yarn in 3 colours or more. For a true Jayne hat you need red, orange & yellow
3.5 crochet hook
yarn needle for working in loose ends
I forgot to measure my hat before I sent it off to my sister but as it fitted me it was probably a size small. You may need to adjust the number of increase rows you work in the crown to get a perfect fit.
This pattern uses American crochet terms. The following abbreviations used are
ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
tog - together (decreasing)
At the end of each row sl st to the first hdc worked in the previous row
- Starting yellow yarn -
Row 1: ch 3, join with a sl st to form a circle, ch 2 then work 8 hdc into circle
Row 2: ch 2, *2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (16 hdc)
Row 3: ch 2, *hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (24 hdc)
Row 4: ch 2, *2 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (32 hdc)
Row 5: ch 2, *3 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (40 hdc)
Row 6: ch 2 *4 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (48 hdc)
Row 7: ch 2 *5 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (56 hdc)
Row 8: ch 2 *6 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (64 hdc)
Row 9: ch 2 *7 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (72 hdc)
- Change to orange yarn -
Row 10: ch 2 *8 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (80 hdc)
Row 11: ch 2 *9 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (88 hdc)
Row 12: ch 2 *10 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (96 hdc)
Row 13: ch 2 *11 hdc, 2 hdc in each stitch* rep around (104 hdc)
if you want a smaller or larger hat then either work a row or two less or do a row or two more of the increase rows.
Row 14- 21: ch 2, hdc around (104 hdc)
- Change to red yarn -
Row 22- 24: ch 2, hdc around
Row 25: ch 2, 65 hdc, turn
Row 26: ch 2, hdc across, 1 hdc in top of 2nd ch (66 hdc)
Row 27: ch 2, hdc across (66 hdc)
Row 28: ch 2, 21 hdc, hdc 2 tog, 20 hdc, hdc 2 tog, 21 hdc (64 hdc)
First ear flap
Row 29 - 35: ch 2, 18 hdc, turn
Row 36: ch 2, 2 hdc tog, 14 hdc, 2 hdc tog (16 hdc)
Row 37: ch 2, 2 hdc tog, 12 hdc, 2 hdc tog (14 hdc)
Row 38: ch 2, 3 hdc tog, 8 hdc, 3 hdc tog (10 hdc)
Row 39: ch 2, 3 hdc tog, 4 hdc, 3 hdc tog (6 hdc)
- Finish off and repeat ear flap on other side of the hat -
Make up a nice big pompom for the top using all three of the yarn colours and stitch it on to the top of the hat. Sew in any loose ends and you're done!