Saturday, May 03, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 342 Google Chrome on my Dome / Dapper for the Derby / Horse Sense Edition

Day 342 / Hat 342: Woven straw hat with braided multi-colored hatband detail and exquisite embroidered applique detail of three black horses, each with with a rider, sulky rig and horse mane rendered in a single different color -- yellow, green and red. Interior detail includes black silk sweatband lining and single tag that reads: "Medium."

Graciously loaned to the Project by UTB (Up The Block) neighbor Carrie Carr in honor of today's running of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby (aka "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports"). Of it's provenance I believe CC said it had belonged to her grandfather and she dates it to the 1960s."

Although the Kentucky Derby -- which, as of this writing is just 20 minutes away -- isn't harness racing, the hat is more than appropriate to mark the occasion first because a horse is a horse (of course, of course) and because today's odds on favorite is a horse named California Chrome. And anyone who knows computer Google Chrome browser logo is three colors -- yellow, green and red -- swirled around a blue dot.
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Those same three colors are represented on this hat. And if you factor in that my eyes are technically blue -- well I think we know just who the winner of this race is gonna be.

It makes (horse) sense to me ...

So today's Derby-related hat tip goes Carr for the loaner - especially since she hadn't known about the Project until yesterday evening and came up with this particular lid on the spot.

PC 341: Luxe Leather Lid
PC 340: Paper Olive
PC 339: Hello Knitty 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 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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