Thursday, September 25, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 487 -- Beau in a Bow Edition

Day 487 / Hat 487: Black, knit, four-panel, beanie-style cap with white intarsia knit bow in front and white edge detail. Interior tag reads: "Aqua, made in China," on one side and "100% wool, hand wash warm, RN 66349," on the other.

Laid up at home with a nasty cold today, I wasn't sure there were any hats left to grub from the Bride's closet but decide to delve in and see what I could find. I came up with this one relatively and was surprised I had yet to include it in the Project (you know how I love me a bow.)

She's currently far afield so I can't ask her about the provenance of the hat but I think that my original assumption that it was vintage is off base given the product number on the tag and the fact that Aqua is a brand that crops up quite readily on the interwebs with hats available for purchase.

I like to think of this as one of those visual play on words -- the Bride's beau in a bow.

PC 287: Bonita Springs
PC 187: Convertible Balaclava
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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