I love hats. I have about six I wear in round robin. I have another fifteen or so that have been favorites and wore out, or are lovable but impracticable…you know. Like shoes. Only your feet don’t hurt.
Yesterday I had friends over and one of them, Kim Hirschman of Uncertainty Studios, flat-out gave me one of her hand-made felt hats. Here it is.
The hat represents a sea scallop. By rights it should be blue-eyed, but she allowed for a recessive gene. The hat is worn here with a scarf that Vonda N. McIntyre made for me out of yarn I sent her, after the fashion of her crocheted sea-ribbon. To see more of Vonda’s amazing crocheted undersea creatures, go here.
(You can tell I took one of these with my phone and one with a fancier camera. The fancier camera has weirder color. Go figure.)
I have had many winter hats, but they were all warm and ugly and didn’t go with anything I own. This beauty will go with my bronze-brown down coat and outrageous burnt-orange faux bearskin scarf.
Plus, it is not black! I think I’ve finally come through my all-black wardrobe period.
Let there be color!