This coming Sunday--a mere one day, seventeen hours, twelve minutes and twenty-six seconds away as I type this--is the most sacred and joyous of all recently made-up holidays. The one where the grog flows like water, where everyone dons their best red-and-white striped stockings, and adopts that most beauteous of verbal tics, the "arr."
Yes, Sunday--this Sunday--is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Aye, me hearties!
Don't speak Pirate very well? Don't sweat it; "aye, me hearties" pretty much sums up all of the pirate-speak I know, but that doesn't stop me from looking forward to TLAP Day. Mostly because I'm keeping an eye out for awesome pirate hats, which are not as easy to find as you might think.
Seriously. Do a Google Image Search on pirate hats. Take a shot of rotgut rum for every Pirates of the Caribbean/Jack Sparrow-style hat you find.* By Page 10, not only will you be made physically sick at the sight of of fake leather tricornes, you'll also be sick because you'll need a liver transplant. Like, now.
But never fear, Internets. We here at HH don't want you to put your sanity or internal organs at risk, even if we did bring up that drinking game in the first place. So today, in honor of TLAP Day, we've rounded up some of the best pirate hats the Internet had to offer. So without further ado, let's dive in, shall we?
Be jealous of this guy. He got this pirate hat for Christmas last year, complete with a set of earrings and a beard that Blackbeard himself would have been proud of.
I keep hearing that charcoal-gray is the new black. This pirate hat seems to have gotten the memo.
Of course, if you prefer your pirate hats with a little more of a traditional flavor, pieKnits agrees with you. Check out her black knit tricorne, complete with shots of pre-felting!
If tricornes aren't quite what you had in mind, you could always go with a bicorne. Especially if it's got the good 'ol skull-and-crossbones emblazoned on it.
But the majority of pirate hats are going to be tricornes. Just sayin'.
Nothing says "I am a pirate of refined tastes" like a tricorne made of lace. It's perfect for an after-plunder tea with scones.
...And to think, this hat started out as a simple straw sun hat. For your amazing craftiness, RetroAddict86, you win the Internet.
Happy TLAP Day! And please; remember to plunder responsibly.
See you next week!
*Don't actually do this. I mean it. It's a bad idea, and you'll hate yourself once you come out of the coma.