I don't know how many of you are familiar with Firefly. It was a short-lived TV show that only had 15 episodes. I missed it when it was on TV, but discovered a couple of months ago. It starred Nathan Fillion of current Castle fame and is best described as a cowboys in space 500 years in the future. It's developed quite a cult following over the years, and spawned a movie called Serenity. You can find more info here or here.
At any rate, Elder Son is a big fan, as am I, and he expressed a wish for a Jayne hat. It's named for one of the characters, Jayne Cobb, who is the resident "enforcer" on the Firefly crew. He's played by Adam Baldwin and he's a super-tough guy. He has a soft spot for his mother however, and in one episode she sends him a roughly knit earflap hat which he immediately dons. Fans of the show have created a demand for such a hat, and a number of patterns are available. I purchased my pattern on Ravelry here, and I used partial skeins of Valley Yarn Berkshire Bulky. It was a quick and easy knit, and now I just have to mail my son his hat!