At this time of year in Ireland, a winter hat is a necessity. I couldn’t tell you how many I’ve lost over the years in pubs, cinemas, friend’s houses, shops…you get the picture. I stopped buying black ones as they had a tendency to disappear within moments of being purchased.
I now buy coloured winter hats in H&M or Penneys/Primark. From there if the hat has any kind of accent, like a bow or flower, it’s a winner. I’ve always loved the look of a brooch on a hat, but due to my track record of losing hats, I refrain from adding much in the way of decoration myself.
The one I’m wearing this year is a dark purple and in the style of a Tam o’Shanter complete with pompom. I’ve actually had it for a couple of years, but have really taken a fancy to it this year. It’s a silly hat, but I firmly believe that fashion should be fun and I think this hat does it.