Some women wear jewelry or fine clothing, I wear hats. Most of the time I color coordinate as best as I can. Which I wear depends on my mood as well. I imagine it’s very similar to how some women choose their scarves and pins.
I have a plethora of caps. Some fancy, some simple, Some just plain classy. My collection over the years has grown and I should probably cull some of the hats from my collection. Especially the ones I haven’t worn for a few decades. But, for now I’ll keep what I have.
So time for show and tell.
These two are my bling hats. Technically, I have a third bling-ish hat. But that’s more rugged. I can’t remember if I got these together or separately. I think the black one was found in a thrift store by my sister-in-law. The pink one may have been from a friend? Not sure, but I keep them next to each other because, in my mind, they’re a pair.
Here’s the rugged one, the butterfly hat. I found and bought this at a trade show. I was like, “I have to have this hat!” This hat is feminine, a bit on the tattered side yet still elegant. The colors really go with a wide range of outfits and it’s been a good reliable cap for me over the years.
This Daphne hat was given to me by a friend years ago. She had gotten it as a gift and doesn’t usually wear hats like I do. So she gifted it to me. The pink, purple and green go with different tops. It’s great for when I’m just chilling out with friends.
With being a bit of an upbeat fun hat. I have fond memories of growing up watching the old Scooby Doo TV shows. Don’t really like the revamped “ghosts, goblins and monsters are real” version. Looking at it now, can’t really tell if this picture of her is from the old or new show. Either way, I still like this hat.
This neutral beige hat was found at a gift shop in Colorado Springs. My traveling friend found it and I was, “Yep, I want this!” It had a little mark on the back strap which it might have been discounted for. But, despite the high price, I bought it. I wear it a lot, since it goes with almost anything. I like the subtle decorations on the front. It’s classy without being showy.
This Disney hat is a classic favorite. I get sooo many compliments on it from people. My sister-in-law found this one for me in a thrift store. The quality of the hat is first rate.
Another pair that go together. Two of my friends, a married couple, are members of a Christian art organization called the Rabbit Room. One year one of the leather crafting members made these official Rabbit Room hats. Which I, (and a number of our friends), gave our married couple friends money for the hats when they went to the yearly event in Tennessee.
I dished out the money to buy not just one but both colored hats. To support the organization and the family business that made the hats. Plus I just really wanted both brown and blue caps. I’ve worn these faithfully to two Hutchmoot Homebound events and various other gatherings over the years. To learn more about the Rabbit Room, visit their website here.
These next two I got at a lady’s shop called Charming Charlie’s. Sadly the business is closed, but I have four of their hats.
One of my best friends took me to the store and I fell in love with both. She bought one hat for me, while I bought the other. Which was really sweet of her, because I wanted both and could only afford one. I think I paid for the pink flower one and she paid for the grey velvet one. These are among my precious fancy hats. So I try not to wear them when it’ll rain, snow, etc. But these were my first classy hats I had gotten. I’ve been on the lookout for more, but they’re not common.
These next two were gifts from my best friend for my birthday or something from the same store. I enjoy them very much.
The cherry blossom doesn’t go with a lot of my clothes, but it’s a really classy hat. Usually goes on my head if I have a nice pink top on.
This cat hat is just plain fun and classy at the same time. I don’t wear it very often since it’s so odd and I’m in my 40s. This probably would be worn by a preteen more
I can’t remember how I got this leaf one. I’m guessing it was a gift. I consider it a fall hat and don’t really wear it very much. But, I like the color even if I don’t really have a teal top to match.
This movie hat was a gift from my Dad years ago. I think he got it at a convention or something. I’ve been wearing hats since I was a preteen or teenager. I don’t wear it often, but I have a few hats from my Dad in my collection. This is one I should don more often. But when you have 20+ hats, it’s hard to wear them all.
Ah yes. The leopard hat. It’s a very showy hat. I got it from a friend. Sadly I rarely wear it because it doesn’t go with most of my clothes. But I’ve got it and once in a great while I’ll go, “Oh, why not!” And on it goes.
My only red hat. Oddly enough, I don’t wear it often, either. But another gift from a friend who wasn’t going to wear it. Not a fan of the slogan, but meh. It’s a decent hat. I don’t really have a red shirt that shade, but it’s close enough that I’ll sometimes wear it.
Ah yes, my “painting hat”. There was a young girl who I know from my StoryCamp days and she and a mutual friend made this hat for me.
It’s very sweet and I’m well known for wearing hats. So this is the handmade gift she wanted to give me. I don’t wear it often, but I decided to wear it whenever I go painting with friends. And I have done so. Including last summer when I did pour painting with some friends twice.
So there’s a few of my many caps. Feel free to comment which one(s) you liked. I’d be interested to hear.
Also, if you or someone you know collects and wears hats, do let me know!
Sidenote: Anyone know of a safe way to wash or clean hats? I don’t want to just put them in the washer and ruin them. Especially the fancy ones.
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