Fabric brain art

I love serendipity. On the same day that Anja Austerman posted this awesome knit hat to my Google+ feed, Kevin Zelnio also posted a link reminding me of the existence of the The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art. Xeni posted about the museum here back in 2008. But it's awfully fun to contrast the super-detailed brain art on display there with this more whimsical variety.


  1. As far as I can make out, the method for knitting one is:
    Knit a plain hat, make a heap of I-cord, sew it on in squiggly lines
    And for crochet (which I find faster and easier):
    Crochet a plain hat in double stitch, create squiggly “folds” on the outside of it using treble stitch (either by making a long line of chain stitch then a row of treble and sewing it on or straight onto the hat).
    Just remember that for it to look like a brain the left and right halves should be separate, at least at the front.
    If someone wanted, they could pay money for an actual pattern here: http://crochettoday.com/crochet-patterns/brainy-maniac or they could pay $40 for this one on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84500335/adult-size-ready-to-ship-exposed?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=brain+hat&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

  2. I’m going to try and knit one for my choir director. If it works out, I’ll post pics and maybe we can talk e-ducats! 

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