Once upon a summer, my granddaughter and I made a video of my hat collection. Since then there have been a few new ones to add to my collection like the ones above and more berets. (My grandchildren call me Mimi.)
All my berets are thrifted and it’s great to have them in a variety of colours. Cost varies from $2 to $5 each.
I made my first hat when I was 12; a gray tam o’shanter which I upcycled from an old skirt that I had outgrown. Upcycling was very common in WWII years; my mom had told me how they would never throw things away, but find ways to make something useful out of anything. I also started crocheting–a skill my mom taught me–and made some hats as well as many other things during my teen years.
I used to have a few hats, but ever since I started blogging and have my own dressing room, my collection is growing. I’m not sure if it was blogging or my dressing room that is responsible for my millinery assortment. Either way, I now have room for them, and my granddaughter, friends and I have fun with them.
Thrifting has also contributed to my hat attack and I’d say most of them are second-hand even though some look brand new. Then there’s my husband who is an expert thrifter and just can’t resist a bargain, he found most of my berets.
I have summer hats to protect me from the sun and winter hats to keep me warm during the bitter-cold weather. I want my hats to be more than functional, I want them to be FUN and fashionable!
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