Friday, April 18, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 327 - Ya Heard 2 is the Word Edition

Day 327 / Hat 327: Black, baseball-style cap with DC logo applique detail on front that consists of interlocking letters D and C in allover print of DC/checkerboard pattern in black, red and gray. Entire logo is edged in red embroidery.

Additional details include red embroidered DC logo on back, red fabric on underneath side of bill and stretchy Flexfit sweatband inside and no fewer than three interior tags. One simple reads "YOUTH" (yes, in all caps),  a second reads "Flexfit, patent U.S. 5715540," and a third reads: "One size, style 76301061, 09-12, made in Bangladesh" on one side and "Spot clean only, 98% cotton, 2% Spandex" on the other."

While I can't find a photo of this exact style online (the last numbers in the series make me think it dates back to September 2012), similar lids with similarly placed logos are referred to as the "Ya Heard 2" style.

(The earphones are simply Friday/fun day window dressing ...)

Graciously loaned to the Project by co-worker Marilyn Ruiz, she tells me it's one of her son Javier's favorite hats (Dude man is nine.) "You have to give that one back to me right away," she says, "He'll want it."

The hat-tip to Marilyn, with the assist to Javier. And look for more contributions to come from the newly stocked MRBOH (Marilyn Ruiz Bag O' Hats)!

PC 326: Adjustment Bureau
PC 325: Tiny swashbuckler
PC 324: Priceless Pyramid

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 celebrated 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

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