Wednesday, November 18, 2009
When it comes to versatile fabrics, the one that doesn't get enough credit (in my humble little opinion, that is,) is felt. Sure, the majority of felt hats are a bit on the blah side; always being fashioned into a fedora, a trilby or some other style of hat we've seen hundreds of times before and will most likely see a million times more before we shuffle off this mortal coil. This is precisely why today we'll be looking at some decidedly wild, creative uses for felt in hats. Like that one up at the top, for example.
Okay, the base is a little on the normal side, but like you could ignore that guy if you saw him walking down the street in that. Not only is it lime green, but it's got a big 'ol point on top. If the color wouldn't have helped make it easy to pick him out of a crowd, that antenna would.
Want something a little more wild? We can do that.
Okay, this one might make it tricky for people to sit next to you on the bus, but if you like maintaining a certain amount of personal space, this hat is dang near perfect.
Maybe you prefer something a little less wild and wacky? Don't sweat it: we've got your hat.
I'm particularly fond of this one myself, as that the construction is definitely more on the original side, but not to the point where it would impede my progress. You know, like bumping the roof the car or inadvertently poking someone in the eye.
So remember, folks: just because a hat is made of felt does not mean it is inherently boring. Felt is what you make of it, and with a little creativity, you can make some pretty awesome stuff.
And in the words of LeVar Burton, you don't have to take my word for it:
I'd say Aretha agrees with me, too.