Jayne – the man they call Jayne…

And the winner is… Chris, who didn’t get one for Christmas, but will for Valentine’s Day. I recommend he sticks his children’s names on it, and gifts it to him from them. 😉 Just use the contact form to send me your address, Chris, and I’ll mail that tomorrow.
Thanks for entering, everyone!

How can you not love a man (in a cunning hat, of course) who robs from the rich and gives to the poor – even if it was accidental?!

As some of you may know, I’m a huge fan of Firefly. In the spirit of Browncoats everywhere, I like to give back when and how I can. A semi-local university does a fundraiser for cancer research annually, in which people shave their heads to raise money.

Our knitting group volunteered to make hats for those brave people – and what better than a cunning hat? Since I was making a couple for that, I decided to knock out one more for a lucky blog reader.

Things you should know:

  • This is as authentic as I could make it, which means I did my best to preserve Ma Cobb’s …ummm…interesting knitting techniques. I used the wonderful pattern here.
  • This is not luxurious yarn. It’s Red Heart and Bernat acrylic, which means it is to luxury yarn as molded protein cake is to something from Cake Boss.
  • The lack of luxury yarn means that it is virtually indestructible, and you can wash and dry it without fear (essential for long space travel and cramped quarters.)

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment
  • Share elsewhere on the web and leave a comment to tell me you’ve done so (Since you may be sharing on private networks, I’ll take your word for it if it’s in a place I can’t access. However, be aware that the ‘verse is *nasty* to those who are less than honest, unless you’re the crew of Firefly.)

If you want to leave a link to where you commented, I’d love to see it. Also, please note that every comment will have a chance to win…so if you want 4 entries for sharing on pinterest, Facebook, twitter, and G+ – leave 4 separate comments!

I’ll be drawing for the hat February 6th, so you’ll have time to get it for Valentine’s Day. After all, there’s no better gift to yourself! (and if you can bear to give it to your significant other…well, that IS love!)


  1. Elizabeth says

    I just have to comment because of the indestructible kitchy coolness that is a Jayne hat…it would clash with every coat I own, and I would wear it with fearless pride.

  2. says

    I missed out on Firefly when it was first on and didn’t catch up with any of it until after Serenity came out to DVD (I know, shoot me). But I love it, and would absolutely LOVE a hat like this :-)

  3. Melanie Bourque says

    Followed ya over here from GCM….I love looking at all of your crafting and knitting. I have had the same hat OTN for close to a month now (with plans to frog it anyways)….I wish I could knit like you do!!

  4. Staci Smith says

    My husband has been begging for a Jayne hat! I would love to win one since I can’t knit. :giggle

  5. Taris says

    Omg i would love this hat, jane is my faveorite character but because of off and on jobs,school, and normal expences i have never been able to afford to buy it, i have wanted one for years!!!!

  6. Rachael Layne says

    My Husband and I are also HUGE Firefly fans! (Seriously, we actually quote certain lines from the show and the movie to each other on a daily basis :) ) He has always wanted the “Jayne” hat for as long as I can remember! I would absolutely LOVE to win this so I could give it to him for Valentine’s Day! Here’s the link to my Facebook page so you can see where I shared it! https://www.facebook.com/RLayne99 I want to win so very badly!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 Have a great day! :)

  7. Jenni McInnes says

    You are awesome to be offering this. Thank you. I am not going to enter. I just want you to know I think you are shiny

  8. says

    I wants it! My mom’s name is Jayne, AND she lives in Canton… I wanted to buy her a Hero of Canton shirt, but she politely declined. I would love to give her the hat!

  9. says

    I’m secure enough in my manhood that I would no reservations about wearing that hat. In fact, I strongly hinted to the kids at Christmas that they should buy me one on Etsy. They failed me.