Day 492 / Hat 492: Handmade skull-spider grotesquerie constructed from a pleated-satin-covered 3 1/2-inch wide headband that tapers at each end to 1/2 inch nubs that have been covered in black grosgrain ribbon. Satin on top of headband is pleated -- though you'd hardly know it thanks to the glitter-covered yellow and orange fabric maple leaves, purple fabric flowers with green leaf detail and the-hairy legged, foam-skull-bodied arachnid smack in the middle. (The legs themselves are made from pipe cleaners, by the way.)
Obviously an entry that skews more toward the headgear than hat side of the equation, this thing gives me the serious willies. I swear I felt it getting ready to chomp on my brain even for the brief amount of time I was wearing it.
The Bride snapped this critter up at the 19th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival on the 30th of last month (the same day she purchased PC 461), and she intends to wear it while we dole out Halloween candy to the neighborhood kids this year.
That's if it survives our two cats -- both of whom went into serious crouch mode the minute I donned the freak bonnet.
PC 292: Rando
PC 192: Leaning Letter Lid
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins
Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?