17 July 2011

OySpaceMan Hat - Tardis Inspired Head Gear Materialises

If you are a fan of the long running BBC Science Fiction series Doctor Who then you may well have bought DVDs, magazine and books associated with the show.  One thing there doesn't seem to be a great deal of, however, is clothing inspired by the good Doctor. 

Well, now there is something to keep your head warm in the winter and remind yourself what an Über Fan you are at the same time - the OySpaceMan Hat.

The name of the hat was inspired by the way that the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, occasionally attracts his attention. The OySpaceMan Hat is itself more than a little reminiscent of the Tardis. the famous blue box which transports the Time Lord through that and relative dimensions.  Designed by Lorna Watt, there was just one thing missing - a scarf to go with, something which Lorna (with perhaps a nod to the Doctor's fourth incarnation?) was more than happy to add.

Lorna says of her creation: "A scarf was a must for this hat, since it adds to the tribute, but I didn't want it to be too similar to that icon. Instead, it's designed to look like a time machine with the lights on. I used a raised stitch pattern to create the effect of the wood paneling. There's a pocket at the end of the scarf, and I swear it's bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. I used a yarn made from 100% recycled fabric for the right weathered look. The search for a perfect button led me to this tribute to our time traveler's fob watch. Finally, I named it after my favorite line, Oy, space man!"

You may have been wondering where you can get your hands on one of these wonderful creations.  Take a look at Lorna's Etsy store - each hat is individually crafted so you can be sure that, even if your head is bigger on the outside than it is, oh never mind(!), this autumn you will be as snug as a baby adipose in a rug.

Kuriositas came across these pictures on the Flickr Photostream of LornaWatt.