I have no idea how I came across this Flash hat on etsy, but I really like it. I decided that I could make my own quite easily and save the dough, especially since I already had the red yarn. So I bought the yellow and started to plan it.
While I was trying to figure out how to do the lightening bolts, it occurred to me that something was not quite right about them. It nagged at me for a few days, until I finally just busted out some Flash comics. It’s evident from looking at the pictures (I was looking at the Silver Age ones starting in 1959) that the Flash doesn’t have bolts but rather wings, a la Mercury.
Once I decided to make wings instead of bolts, I realized that I would have to go all the way and make them stand off the hat, much like in the comics. Below is the end result. And there’s no use asking about buying it, I gave it to my cousin for an early Christmas gift.