I knit this up tonight, for my friend John. He's a computer programmer and will get a kick out of this. Black stands for "1" and the old-timey computer screen green stands for "0".
From top to bottom the colorwork rows repeat a series of 1s and 0s to read:
I just used a basic hat pattern and LionBrand Woolease Chunky for the black and RedHeart "Kids" doubled for the green. I googled a text to binary/basic converter and got the code from that. Voila!
I'm excited. This is the ONLY present I've made this year that I know
the recipient will appreciate and love. He thinks knitting is cool and is boggled that I can make stuff "like, that you can wear!" He appreciates the time and effort. And he's a huuuuge geek. I'm prettty sure he'll be able to figure out what the "pattern" is before I actually tell him.