"Firefly" Jayne Cobb Crochet Hat [Pattern]

Crochet Jayne Cobb Firefly hat by Riri

Written by: Riri (@lillyums)

Hello my nerdy knitters and crocheters! Or mainly, Firefly fans! I've created a crochet pattern for that Jayne Cobb earflap hat that you may have seen worn by several at your local comic con. Please do enjoy and do not hesitate to point out any mistakes that you come across when using this pattern! 
This had fit a little loose on my 23 inch diameter head, but it is also thicker too so it can keep you warm!

Yarn weight: worsted weight yarn in Red, Orange, and Yellow.  (I used Red Heart brand)
Hook size used: I hook (5.5 mm)
Reduce the hook size for a smaller hat!


Base Hat
In Yellow:
Rnd 1: 10 dc in magic circle (10)
Rnd 2: ch 1 or faux dc in first dc, 1 fpdc in same dc, 2 fpdc in each dc. Join. (20)
Rnd 3: ch 1 or faux dc in first fpdc, 1 fpdc in same fpdc, 1 fpdc in the next, *2 fpdc in the next, 1 fpdc* repeat * to *.  Join.  (30)
Rnd 4: ch 1 or faux dc in the first fpdc, 1 fpdc in the same fpdc, 2 fpdc in the next 2 fpdc, *2 fpdc in the next, 2 fpdc in the next 2 fpdc*. Repeat * to *. Join. (40)
Rnd 5: ch 1 or faux dc in the first fpdc, 1 fpdc in the same fpdc, 3 fpdc in the next 3 fpdc, *2 fpdc in the next, 3 fpdc in the next 3 fpdc*. Repeat * to *. Join. (50)
Rnd 6: ch 1 or faux dc in the first fpdc, 1 fpdc in the same fpdc, 4 fpdc in the next 4 fpdc, *2 fpdc in the next, 4 fpdc in the next 4 fpdc*. Repeat * to *. Join. (60)
Rnd 7: ch 1 or faux dc in the first fpdc, 1 fpdc in the same fpdc, 5 fpdc in the next 5 fpdc, *2 fpdc in the next, 5 fpdc in the next 5 fpdc*. Repeat * to *. Join(70)
Rnd 8 - 14: ch 1 or faux dc, fpdc in each fpdc around. Join. (70)
Rnd 15: ch 1 or faux dc, fpdc in each fpdc around. Switch to Orange in last stitch. Join. (70)
In Orange
Rnd 16-25: ch 1 or faux dc, fpdc in each fpdc around. Join (70)
Rnd 25-26: ch 2, hdc in next and in each fpdc around. Join (70)

Ear Flaps
In Red:
Start where you joined last stitch.
Row 1: hdc in next 14 hdc. Turn. (14)
Row 2: ch 2. 1 hdc in same hdc. hdc in the next 13 hdc. Turn. (14)
Row 3: ch 2. hdc2tog same hdc and next. hdc in the next 10 hdc. hdc2tog last two hdc. Turn. (12)
Row 4: ch 2. 1 hdc in same hdc, hdc in the next 11 hdc. Turn. (12)
Row 5: ch 2. hdc2tog same hdc and next. hdc in the next 8 hdc. hdc2tog last two hdc. Turn. (10)
Row 6: ch 2. 1 hdc in same hdc, hdc in the next 9 hdc. Turn (10)
Row 7: ch 2. hdc2tog same hdc and next. hdc in the next 6 hdc. hdc2tog last two hdc. Turn.  (8)
Row 8: ch 2. 1 hdc in same hdc, hdc in the next 7 hdc. Turn (8)
Row 9: ch 2. hdc2tog same hdc and next. hdc in the next 4 hdc. hdc2tog last two hdc. Turn. (6)
Row 10: ch 2. 1 hdc in same hdc, hdc in the next 5 hdc. Turn (6)
Row 11: ch 2. hdc2tog same hdc and next. hdc in the next 2 hdc. hdc2tog last two hdc. Turn. (4)
Row 12: ch 2. 1 hdc in the same hdc, hdc in the next 3 hdc. Turn. (4)
Row 13: ch 2. hdc2tog same hdc and next, hdc2tog last 2 hdc. Turn (2) 
Row 14: slip stitch in next stitch. cut off desired thread length.

Next flap, count 22 stitches from end of first flap. Begin on 23rd count. Repeat Row 1-14 

om Pom:
I eventually just trimmed mine down anyway, so it's ok if you start a little long.  First, cut off a piece of yellow yarn about 6 inches long.  I grabbed something rectangular about 4 inches wide and wrapped the 3 colors of yarn around it 30 times.  Cut off the end. Remove carefully and tie off in the middle really tight! Cut the loops open on either ends. 
And there you have it! A pom pom! Probably a messy one, but TRIM so it is all the same length! I trimmed mine off about another half an inch down, but you can go further if you want a firmer pom pom.  DO NOT TRIM THE YARN USED TO TIE OFF THE POM POM!

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After you have trimmed your pom pom, find that longer yellow yarn used to tie the pom, attach to the top of the hat, looping through the 1st-2nd rows.  

That's it!!

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