Sunday, June 24, 2012
Big head, big hat
I have a big head. I look silly in hats because they do not fit onto my head. They perch, like fat birds, atop my head. I have always found it strange that women's hats come in one size only. I know women whose heads are so small that most hats cover their eyes. Men's hats are more likely to be sized and occasionally I find a men's XL that fits me, but the choices are limited and most men's styles are not to my liking. Once my son Andy gave me a purple woman's hat for Christmas. It actually fit. I asked how he decided on it and knew it would fit me. He said he tried it on and knew if it fit his head it would fit mine. Large heads are inherited. I would loved to have seen him trying on the purple hat in the store!
I am getting ready to go on vacation and for years I have wanted a soft, floppy hat that will keep the sun off my face—one I could fold up and stuff in my pocket or pack. Earlier this week I looked once more, in vain, for such a hat. After examining a few, I decided I could make my own, in a size that would fit me. Here it is, and it fits over my large head and thick hair. I am wearing it as I type this. I like it so well I might make more. I think, made from waterproof fabric, it would be great for a rain hat. Ray even liked it.