Jayne! The man they call Jayne! He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor! Stood up to the man and he gave him what for! Our love for him now, ain't hard to explain-- The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne!
okay... i know, he's not Adam Baldwin. But you have to admit, he's really really cute!
Now you may be wondering why Mr. Patch has a Jayne hat on his head. Then again, you may not give a hoot. I'm going to tell you anyway.
My very sweet nephew, D2, is going to DragonCon on Labor Day weekend with his parents and he very sweetly requested that I knit a Jayne hat for him so that he would be appropriately attired when he met his idol, the aforementioned Adam Baldwin. Well... you can see how cute he is, how could I refuse? Well, the funny thing is, D2 asked me to make his hat shortly after he was born waaaaaaay back in April. But with one thing and another (Refinishing the basement, trip to Illinois, work, houseguests, moving Nana Sue in, work, children, etc.) I just didn't get around to starting it until yesterday (Sunday August 10--never do today, what you can put off until the last possible instant!)
So I found a pattern, and noticed that the child's hat in the pattern was for a head circumference of 12 inch. I'm pretty sure D2's head was bigger than *that* the day he was born (his Aunt Erin calls him Danzilla for a reason!) So I called his parents and asked them what D2's head circumference was. (Apparently, you can discover this information using a USB cord and a tape measure--arcane geometry must have been involved.)
Anyway, D2's head is 16 inches in circumference, and that involved some very complex math on Aunt Annie's part, but I managed to produce an acceptable Baby Jayne hat in a day. Damn, I'm good.
I have lots of yarn left, so let me know if you want a Jayne hat of your own!