Friday, August 29, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 460 -- Gettin' Buggy With It Edition

Day 460 / Hat 460: Vintage mosquito-netting hat/headgear consisting of faded green canvas top with slightly conical crown and green mosquito netting held in place by a circular rib at approximately the middle of the vertical height. Additional detail includes a cinch closure at the bottom to literally keep the buggers out.

Foraged for the Project by my mother Nancy Tschorn who said it's "probably been at the Wayside Store since we bought it" (which would be at least 30 years now). On account of the simple construction, fabrication, lack of tags and considerable fading, I''m guessing it's at least 50 years old. They simply don't make things as simply any more.

Down  to the last 40 hats -- and they seem to be flitting by like mosquitoes past the netting!

Hat-tip to Nan! 

PC 260: Ballin'
PC 160: Rando Stio
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

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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