Thursday, December 03, 2015

Post Cubbins: Hat 512 - Adaminable Snowmonster Edition

Fuzzy "Abominable Snowmonster of the North" hat with white polyester microfleece lining, gray knit acrylic (front) and polyester (back) shell, with gray and white face details in a combination of embroidery and appliques. Additional details include gray microfleece horns and interior tag that indicates it was made in China.

This snuggly warm toddler-sized piece of headgear wandered past my cubicle this morning atop the head of fellow hat enthusiast (and frequent contributor to Project Cubbins) Noelle Carter and it pushed all my holiday nostalgia buttons so perfectly I had to stop down and post it immediately.

If you're of a certain age you'll likely remember the Abominable Snowmonster of the North (aka Bumble) from his role in the 1964 Rankin/Bass animated holiday special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." If you're not familiar with this particular yeti yet, I implore you to watch (or record for later watching) one of the upcoming airings of the perennial Christmas-tide favorite.

The hat tip goes to Noelle who tells me her partner Val came home with said lid yesterday.

PC 511: Outerknown
PC 246: Christmas Season for No Reason
PC 205: Jingle Baller [VIDEO]

Q: OK, fun hat but what is -- or was -- Project Cubbins, exactly?

A: Project Cubbins started as one man’s attempt to pay homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," during its 75th anniversary year in 2013. It documented the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days with no do-aheads, no banking of hats and no retroactive entries. Hat One was posted on May 27, 2013, and Hat 500 was posted on October 8, 2014.

While headgear is no longer posted on a daily basis, the occasional cap, hat or bonnet – if deemed worthy and non-duplicative – is sported here for the amusement of all.

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