The almighty Jayne Hat

There has been a lot of attention lately to the Jayne hat from the Firefly episode The Message.   FOX has recently sold a license to ThinkGeek, which means that everyone selling them has gotten a cease and desist letter.  It seems mostly crazy that it’s been over a decade since the show ended and they have done nothing.  The pattern is all over the internet and even without it, a crafter could figure it out all on their own, I know thats what I did.  But FOX doesn’t have any rights to the color patter Red-Orange-Yellow.  They also have no rights to hats with ear flaps and pompoms.  So with that I give you creative uses for the Jayne hat.

 

 

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At least ThinkGeek is donating the profits to charity.

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Nerds and Crafting

From my experience nerds love to craft.  I sew, crochet, knit, bake and am a film maker by profession.  I also dance, play the sax and clarinet, and sing.  In the art world I’m like a pig in slop.  And I’m not the only one.  There is a reason there are blogs like Geek Crafts, Bored and Crafty, Pixelated Mushroom (even if she hasn’t posted in 3 months) and so many more.  I personally eat them up.

But what brings these two groups together?  So many nerds are crafter and crafters are nerds.  I think it has to do with both groups are smart and like to be constantly stimulated.  Imagination is the most important skill for a crafter who wants to create anything beyond exactly what a pattern calls for, even just the first question of what color to make a hat or what is the right picture to take when going out to work on their photography portfolios.

My mom is a cross stitcher, she calls it just paint by numbers but how excited she gets when she’s looking at all the different colors of floss or all the different patters and what to do with the finished product, there is a lot of imagination happening.

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I created this costume from clothes I already had in my wardrobe.

Nerds are the same way.  We watch our favorite show and our brains start turning about what way can we bring this into our lives.  I just watched the re-imagined Battlestar Glacatica last month for the first time and by the end of the third season I was already planning on making my own costumes of my favorite couple, Callie and the Chief.  We put stickers on our laptops and Starfleet Academy Alumni window clings on our cars.  That is awesome.

Imagination, that’s what the world really needs more of.  Don’t forget to use yours today.