The Vault – Crocheted Flash Hat

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.

Crocheted Flash HatWebsite: Etsy

Who Would Love This: Nerds with cold and/or slow heads

Price: $25.00

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).

18 comments on “The Vault – Crocheted Flash Hat

  1. These things are also made just up the street from me in Somerville, MA. I doubt I can arrange picking them up directly (thus avoiding shipping costs), but you can bet your ass I’m going to try.

    • Yeah, okay, but shipping a crocheted hat? How much could that possibly cost? IF ANYTHING, it’d be worth it just to meet the delightful individual that decided to make and sell these things.

      • It’s like $2.50, so 10% of the price of the dang thing. Not a ton (and ultimately less than the cost of the subway fare to get there and back), but if I’m going to be in Somerville anyway, it just makes sense to pick it up. Also, yes, I’m very curious about the person who makes these.

  2. It doesn’t look too difficult to make, if I could get the pattern I could make one for each of you!

    This pretty much falls in line with the Green Lantern Oath cross-stitch from earlier this week.

  3. FULL DISCLOSURE: this is kind of a response to Patrick’s hand-made Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mittens, which I’ve always been jealous of.

    • Thos gloves are incredible. However, they don’t keep your hands warm at all. Frequently, I’d have to wear another pair of gloves UNDER them. But then, I suppose, that’s living in Wisconsin for you.

      • Yeah, this hat also looks like it wouldn’t be that warm. Do people felt crocheted things? I wonder if I can order a giant hat and just shrink it (which would also mean it would fit REALLY well, but I guess it would no longer be stretchy, like you’d want a hat to be…do people felt hats?) EITHER WAY: I want this thing.

        • Yes, you can felt hats. HOWEVER I would probably recommend felting the pieces individually, and then attaching the earpieces to the hat afterwards.

        • you’d have to wear it pretty low on your head in order for the ear pieces to be in the correct spot.

    • Perhaps you need one of these hats, then (BURN). In all seriousness, I probably spend more time writing the “Who Would Love This” joke for these than I spend actually looking for the items.

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