Well, how else can you start off a post about hat racks and such except with an arty print of a spice rack, I ask you?
So the other day, a friend of the family that--in the tradition of ready-made Internet anonymity monikers--I'm going to call K-Nem (who also owns an Etsy shop full of creeperific dollies/statuary, so if you're into that, I highly suggest checking it out) left this message on my Facebook:
"Not sure if you've been accumulating hats due to the blog, but I saw this and thought of you."
And the she left me a link to a website called Decor Hacks, which had a lot of really nifty hat storage ideas, such as this one made from an old, upturned umbrella:
Which, frankly, is pretty sweet and I like very, very much, so it makes sense that some of you out there would like it, too. However, while I have somehow managed to amass a respectably tiny collection of my own hats (meaning, I own three, but that is subject to change,) the fact remains that I simply don't have enough to justify having that much storage for them.
Which is why I started thinking about hat stands, and decided to go looking for some. And that's how I found this nifty metal one:
And this one (which I'm pretty sure is going to make TH's head asplode when he sees it, but whatever:)
Seriously, I can hear him bubbling with rage about the indignity this hand tool is suffering, and he hasn't even seen it yet.
And lastly, while I know that lots of people like to use mannequin heads as hat stands, I would like to humbly submit this as the best hat stand made of felt:
And even better, these are just instructions on how to make your own. So, y'know, if you're the crafty type, you can make your own felted mannequin head and have it look however you want.
Now if only there was a way to make it look like a stormtrooper, that'd be perfect for me. And while I'm dreaming, I'd like
See you Wednesday!