Friday, 30 December 2016
This year I was gifted 5 hats for Christmas
Wookie Hat from fellow star wars fans Andy and Linda.
Knitted Viking helm complete with knitted beard from my brother and his wife Carmen who bravely cooked a Christmas meal for 15 of us on Christmas Day.
The Very Silly
Elf with ears from my daft game shop friends and larpers Andy and Heather.
Waterproof hat also from my Andy and Heather.
Knights Templar Hat from Andy and Linda.
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Sunday, 18 December 2016
American Navy Sailors cap GI style, GI standing for general issue.
This hat also known as Dixie Cup Hat or Dog Bowl based on the shape of disposable cup or dog bowl one assumes.
While researching this hat I came across this fact that in April 2016 it was decided women in the US navy would be allowed to wear the same hat as their male counterparts, bit slow on equality there.
Made of white canvass, the white seems to have come about to help operations in hot climates or it could be because they were made from spare sail cloth, the latter seems more likely.
The brim can be flipped up to stop water running down your face into your eyes.
The brim can be turned down to protect your ears from sunburn or shield your eyes.
The hat can be used as a flotation device by capturing a pocket of air.
Can be stowed away flat since space on ships can be short in short supply.
This is cheap copy of an American Navy cap and is basically bush hat with the brim turned up, but looks similar enough to be sold as one. A bush hat in itself is based on fisherman's hat so this does lead back to source.
Saturday, 10 December 2016
This hat is a fedora with cowboy hat styling, the band around the crown is leather and thin giving a cowboy hat look, the brim is slightly wider than typical fedora.
Most cowboys hat have a wider brim this.
Most cowboys hats have a wider brim than this.
This hat is very battered, the felt as lost a lot of its shaping, another cheap find at car boot market.