Jayne Cobb Hat

Jayne Cobb Hat Fall is here! The weather is beginning to cool down in NY, and hats and scarves are once again the fashion accessory of choice around the city.
I was recently asked to make a hat based on the one worn by the character Jayne Cobb in the show Firefly. I’ve never seen the show, but after looking at some pictures on the internet I discovered that the hat definitely has an autumnal color scheme/feel. It was the perfect project to transition into the season.
I started by following this pattern, but quickly realized I had to adjust the sizing for a smaller head. I also decided to decrease stitches at the top instead of closing the hat by weaving it shut.

My brother is the model in the pics above. He’s a good sport.

Something Different

mishka eyeball

My boyfriend has been doing some work with a clothing company in NYC called MISHKA. They specialize in urban street wear that feature incredibly detailed illustrations.  Since there has been a lot of MISHKA talk around the apartment lately, I decided to see if I could recreate their iconic eyeball design with yarn. The basic shape was easy (stitches in the round in black, blue, and white), but the veins on the outside were a bit tricky. I used a lot of free-form crochet and made up the shapes as I went along. It was a lot of fun, and made me think about creating 3-D crochet forms in a different way. The final design isn’t as “cute” as the stuff I normally make, but I think it worked out ok.


Death from Cute


@shimejiwasabi on instagram

I know this has been all over the internet, but I had to post it here. Cats? Crochet? Cats and Crochet? The two things I love the most!

This little kitty, a.k.a. Wasabi-chan was attacked by a crow and had to be outfitted in these little costumes to prevent her from further injuring herself. Cute and functional. I love it. For more pics head over here.