The Retcon Punchers spend an awful lot of time looking for ways to celebrate our nerdy obsessions. This means a lot of time sunk into scouring Etsy, Deviant Art, Think Geek or whatever. Sometimes we see things so great we just have to share them… and then clutch them fiercely to our collective chest. Throw it in The Vault.
Who Would Love This: Nerds with cold and/or slow heads
Before seeing this item, I’d never really associated the fastest man alive with the pastime that makes even knitting look exciting, but now I’ll never be able to imagine them separately. Sure, crocheting is the thing your grandma does after she tires of looking at the bird-feeder, but it’s downright exciting when the result is something as awesome as this handmade bit of cosplay fun. The artist (who offers a few other comics-inspired hats) custom makes these to order, so ironically points out that these take about two weeks to ship — too bad Barry Allen didn’t go into crocheting custom hats, amirite? Sizes range down to 0-3 months, which would be adorable if it wasn’t so frickin’ cool (there are no pictures of babies wearing these, which I assume is because they were moving too fast to photograph).