Sunday, October 05, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 497 -- Snowman is an Island Edition

Day 497 / Hat 497: White, child-sized, knit Laplander cap with black embroidery detail and orange knit carrot nose on front that combine to create the grinning visage of Olaf the Snowman from Disney's "Frozen." additional detail includes baby blue polar fleece lining and braided light blue flap ties. One interior tag reads:  "Disney, made in China," a second tag describes it as a "child 4-6X" and includes the name of the licensee as  "ABG Accessories."

In all honesty, I don't anything about Olaf (as I'm probably the last human on Earth who has not seen the movie "Frozen") and hadn't really intended to stealth snap again so close to the end of the project but the head wants what the head wants and this Laplander lid beckoned to my brainpan from the aisles of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store on La Cienega this afternoon. (What, exactly, I was doing in a craft store in the middle of a Sunday afternoon will have to remain a mystery for a bit longer.) 

At any rate, coming across this cartoon snowdude cap helped me keep a cool head in this record bout of Los Angeles heat we're having this weekend. It also helped the snowball of this Project to gain a little last-minute momentum as it rolls down the snowy slope toward conclusion just three days -- and three little hats -- away.

PC 297: Yellow Letter Day
PC 97: Feelin' Pithy
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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