In all that thinking about intersection of craft and science, I forgot to look at my own designs to see if I could identify ones specifically inspired by science & nature. Apparently I like mathematical and natural hats - which is unsurprising because imho the knit hat is an amazing feat of mathematics, physics, engineering, and art all rolled into one. You take a line and create a 3-dimensional irregular half-sphere that fits a head!?! And a rank knitting beginner can do it without much effort? To me the sock is just showing off, whereas the hat is a pure joy. Also, bulky hats work up fast and are warm and awesome.
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