Intarsia knit detail includes a row of green Christmas trees with red ornaments against a white background (toward the top), a row of white, stylized snowflakes against a red background (toward the rolled up edge at the bottom) and a row of smiling gingerbread men in gingerbread brown against a black background with green and red frosting detail.
Hangtag reads: "Women's, one size, Fashion hats," and indicates the brand as Joe Boxer. A little sleuthing of the interwebs found it to be this "Joe Boxer Women's Ugly Sweater Hat -- Snowflake, Christmas tree & Gingerbread Men."
Stealth-snapped at the nearby Kmart on West Third Street (known within the family as "the Smell of Savings"). I hadn't planned on it but was over in that complex grabbing some lunch at Whole Foods and the spirit simply moved me.(Perhaps it was the invisible hand of the hat gods, I know not.)
At any rate, since Christmas always has a way of sneaking up on me, I figured turnabout was fair play for once.
And, just in case you were wondering, we're just eighty-eight days out from Christmas 2014.
Consider this a public service message.
PC 246: Christmas for No Reason
PC 189: Elf Off the Shelf
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins
Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?