Thursday, September 18, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 480 -- Brown Cube Farm Wrangler Edition

Day 480/ Hat 480: Brown felt cowboy hat with upturned four-inch brim and a five-inch creased crown. Additional detail includes aftermarket red bandanna folded and tied around base of crown and a seven-inch-long species indeterminate feather tucked into the right side of the bandanna. Interior tag reads: "One sze fits most, spot clean only, RN #17730, made in China, Target, 06/13," which makes me think it was made for - and sold by -- Target roughly 15 months ago.

Graciously loaned to the Project by fellow cube farmer Anne "the armor maker" Harnagel who says of its provenance: "It belongs to my [now 19-year-old] son. He got it when he went to go work at a wrangler camp." That would be the Tom Sawyer Camps, btw, and while I don't see a program at the website labeled "wrangler," I see several horse- and outdoorsy-flavored programs that would probably fall under that general heading. (To be clear they are NOT wrangling campers ...)

Harnagel likes to kind of play possum with the hats she loans. This was one of two sitting on my desk when I arrived this morning and it wasn't until well after lunch that she made it known that she was the source. (She famously kept mum on the millinery back at PC 160 as well.)

Circle gets the square and Harnagel gets the hat-tip.

With this hat in the bullpen I'm 480 down and 20 at-bats left -- how do you like that wranglin'?

I'm ready to rope 'em, throw 'em, and brand 'em.

Yippee ki-yay! 

PC 380: Tlapehuala Sombrero
PC 180: Megamindful
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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