Sunday, April 27, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 336 - Bucket of Eyes Edition

Day 336 / Hat 336; White cotton bucket hat with multi-colored allover stick on "googly eye" embellishments. Additional detail includes intertwined red and green antenna-like embellishment glued to top of hat. interior tag reads: "Oriental Trading Co., Omaha,Nebraska 68127. made in China."

Plucked for the project from the MRBOH, I can only imagine the googly eye details were an after-market modification to the original hat. A quick eye census found 81 on hat with clear glue spots where another baker's dozen might have once resided.

I have no idea what this hat's back story is, but it brought such a smile to my face, I couldn't help but post it as soon as I saw it.

[Updated 4/28/2014, 9:47 a.m.] Post-publication, I e-mailed Marilyn who sent the following explanation: "The hat is about three years old, it was hand-crafted by Javier Sanches for his 1st grade ([he's] now [in] 4th grade) 100 day project. And, you're right -- there are some google eyes missing. The hat was given to each student and they were free to decorate with 100 of whatever they wanted." 

Which makes the original eye census an even 100! (In my haste to count I'd probably low-balled the ocular orb count by at least 10 and there's close to 10 missing which gets us right where we need to be.)

The hat-tip to Javier on that one! The eyes definitely have it.

PC 335: Chavez Ravine
PC 334: Nacho Helmet
PC 324: Eye of the 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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