Fedora, pillbox, beret, bowler, top, Panama, Busby, skullcap, sombrero, turban, you name it, wear it …on your head of course!
Have you already completed your “seasonal wardrobe” change? Well, now’s the time to also think about headwear…
Tuck your straw hats, visors and bandanas up in the attic, and say hello to warm, cosy, cold and rainy weather-proof headwear, for an ultra-chic style all fall and winter long!
The history of hats traces back to antiquity, and through the ages has both driven and been subject to the whims of fashion trends. The 18th Century was the golden era for hats…care to recall tricorn hats?
Or how about the early 20th century derby hats, the cap worn by mythical Sherlock Holmes, or Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter top hat* (it is said that the Mad Hatter character was inspired by the fact that 19th Century hat makers inhaled massive amounts of mercury – an essential element of felt hat manufacturing in those days – which affected their “mental health”).
We have grown accustomed to seeing French and English noble women showcase elegant hats at social and formal events, and especially Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, who remains the foremost ruler of our era even in this respect.
Her Majesty, the Queen of hats
If we say “yellow hat” what do you think of? This one?
Or perhaps the type a young adventurer would wear in the jungle?
Did you know that yellow also characterizes the “Yellow Hat” sect of Tibetan Buddhism? ça va sans dire Look at those hats! Don’t they remind you of lemon wedges?
Were you invited to a wedding? A hat is an indispensable accessory for anyone attending a formal wedding ceremony in Great Britain, where many guests choose to wear yellow. A wide variety of dazzling lemon coloured hats are “in” these days, ranging from broad rimmed vintage designs, to tiny pillboxes or flirty, veiled hats….so go ahead, pick your favourite and make a fashion statement!
Why not make a whimsical lemon shaped hat with your very own hands? All you need is a crochet hook, a little bit of patience, and creativity! What could be more fun for Carnival or to keep the winter’s chill away from beloved little ones, of the human or furry kind!