Monday, January 27, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 246 - Christmas Season for No Reason Edition

Day 246 / Hat 246: Green and white fabric Christmas tree hat with metal and plastic ornaments and lights by Elope.

Loaned to the Project by generous contributor Noelle "Don't Wigs Count Too?" Carter.

"But it's not Christmas!" I hear you protesting. True that. But 33 days out from the holiday, we're safely in the "irony-not-tardy" zone. (Of course, depending on how you look at it, I could just as easily be accused of jumping the Christmas gun by 332 days.)

So, when the hat was offered up on a busy Monday afternoon, I decided to invoke the Auntie Mame rule of yuletide conjuring as laid out in the song "We Need a Little Christmas.":

Slice up the fruitcake;
It's time we hung some tinsel on that evergreen bough.
For we need a little music,
Need a little laughter,
Need a little singing
Ringing through the rafter,
And we need a little snappy
"Happy ever after,"
Need a little Christmas now.
Need a little Christmas now.

So leave out the milk and cookies and clean the fireplace and maybe, just maybe I'll swing by to spread some not-quite-the-holiday cheer!

PC 245: Pucci with a Pocket
PC 244: Paper Prince
PC 233: Stocking Cap

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1
Got hats? If you loan 'em, you'll get e'm back safe and sound!

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