November 6, 2012 by New Capel Street: Fabric Division
I decided to make a hat from the Schoppel Wolle Pur, and it’ll be epic. Smocking and everything. I didn’t know that was a thing, smocking. But it’s rather nice, and I’m sure that my long history of looking derpy in hats will not come back to bite me in the ass.
See, there are hat people, and then there’s me. I love hats. Love, love, love them. I love knit hats, felt hats, fancypants cloches and fedoras and akubras, and I look utterly, completely ridiculous in almost all of them. I’ve searched for tips and advice on how to rock a hat, and so far been advised “Just pick a hat that suits you, and wear that one!” It’s not a fetish, I don’t like them that much, and why on earth did I type that in my public blog? Oh well, committed now. Insert rant about commodity fetishism here, where I probably contradict myself enough times so as to completely confuse any reader, and let’s move on. I look derpy in most kinds of hat. Yes, that’s where I was, along with “Pick a hat you look good in and wear that!”
Uh. What about the glasses-wearing, and the high forehead, and the long hair that usually lives in a ponytail or plait? (Man, better type faster if I want to actually get this post written today!) Google hasn’t really helped, and friends just kinda shrug and go “It’s more about how you wear them?” Right.
Slouchy hats apparently look good on me, as I’ve gotten tons of compliments on the blue slouchy hat in my last post. But I want to wear other types of hats too, and dammit, this one will be different. Pics, as usual, to follow. I’m such a tease.