Saturday, September 27, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 489 -- Sneaky Gingerbread Man Edition

Day 489 / Hat 489: Knit, multi-colored, beanie-style cap with black pompom on top and black folded-up edge. 

Intarsia knit detail includes a row of green Christmas trees with red ornaments against a white background (toward the top), a row of white, stylized snowflakes against a red background (toward the rolled up edge at the bottom) and a row of smiling gingerbread men in gingerbread brown against a black background with green and red frosting detail. 

Hangtag reads: "Women's, one size, Fashion hats," and indicates the brand as Joe Boxer. A little sleuthing of the interwebs found it to be this "Joe Boxer Women's Ugly Sweater Hat -- Snowflake, Christmas tree & Gingerbread Men."

Stealth-snapped at the nearby Kmart on West Third Street (known within the family as "the Smell of Savings"). I hadn't planned on it but was over in that complex grabbing some lunch at Whole Foods and the spirit simply moved me.(Perhaps it was the invisible hand of the hat gods, I know not.) 

At any rate, since Christmas always has a way of sneaking up on me, I figured turnabout was fair play for once.

And, just in case you were wondering, we're just eighty-eight days out from Christmas 2014.

Consider this a public service message.

PC 246: Christmas for No Reason
PC 189: Elf Off the Shelf
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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