Friday, September 15, 2023

Today is Make a Hat Day - So Let's Make Shark Hats!

Today is Make a Hat Day, so I thought I'd share with you today about the shark hats I made several years ago for my grandsons for Christmas. I thought they looked like a fun hat for them to wear - and they were!

I thought I'd show you a photo of the hats and while the exact pattern is no longer available, I found a link where you will find a similar pattern if you want to make it. You'll find the pattern at this link.

Since it is Make a Hat Day, I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun - and surprising - hat facts. Did you know - 
  • London black taxies are tall inside so a gentleman is able to ride in them without taking off his top hat.
  • White tall chef hats traditionally have 100 pleats to represent hundreds of ways an egg can be prepared. They were invented by cuisine inventors Marie-Antoine Carème and Auguste Escoffier as a method of establishing a hierarchy in the kitchen.
  • In 1920's there was an odd custom in America where it was common if people wore straw hats after the 15th of September they were beaten up.
  • In Fargo, North Dakota, there is a law which forbids dancing while wearing a hat under the penalty of jail.
  • There is still a law in Kentucky which forbids a man from buying a ten gallon hat if his wife is not present to assist in choosing a model.
  • Colors of hard hats have meaning and are used to distinguish roles on the construction sites and for safety. White hard hats are worn by supervisors or engineers, blue - technical advisers. Safety inspectors wear green hard hats. Yellow hard hats are worn by laborers, while orange or pink are reserved for new workers or visitors.
You will find more hat fun facts at this link.

Do you make hats for your grandchildren? If so, what is the "funniest" hat you have made for them?

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