Before World War II, it was highly uncommon to be outside without a hat. Hats said something about one's station in life. Now, hats have become more of a decorative function - and to protect against the sun. People who are high risk for skin cancer, like one of hubby's friends, you do not see without a hat outside. I like hats because it adds to one's personality. Who would Miss Marple in the Agatha Christie series be without her little demure hats?
I draw inspiration from hats. Maybe you noticed that in January I had a cabled beanie hat on the side bar, which I knitted and was sent to the needy. In February I changed it to one of my own hats. And if I don't forget I will change it every month. They are all mine, and I don't just wear them for the photo made for the side bar either.
To wear one hat all the time would become boring, So I have hats for a variety of occasions. I wear my hat when it is cold, or when it is hot and I need a cap with some shade from the sun when I'm painting. I know that they have those painting parasols, but it's just too much stuff to carry around when you are hiking.
I may wear a hat to go shopping, do my exercise walk, at an art event, and so on.
For the wedding of my first daughter to be married (12 years or so ago), I chose this little hat, for it probably would be the only occasion to wear a voile! How far have we come with photography! This was 12 years ago and on the non-digital photo you can't even see that my clothes and hat were creme colored!
When I did a fund raiser for the hats I knit for the needy, I knew that many of the people I would meet would be young, but it was also in the month of December, so I wore the Irish patchwork hat that was in the sidebar for February.
Sorry for the messy pic. While we were setting up the booths, someone who didn't have her glasses with her, took the pic. By the way, I made the necklace that I'm wearing there.
Do you wear a hat or cap or beret sometimes?
What's (mostly) the reason to wear your hat?