Wednesday, January 19, 2011

That Crazy Hat Lady

 By Kimberlee

I am sorry that it has been so long since my last entry, I have had a number of difficult days related to my cancer treatment.  Also, there was a frantic hunt for a Chinese Frog Closure....let me say I had no idea how difficult it would be to find a decent one, even on-line.  Only in a crafting house would this be considered something of an emergency!  I finally tracked down a beautiful vintage one on etsy, and decided on it at the suggestion of my husband (who so rarely offers his opinion on matters of dress or notions that I had to).  ANYwho, now I'm waiting on its delivery to do the final stuff on my first big project on the year.  I can't wait for you all to see it!

I've mentioned before that I LOVE hats.  Love them. I don't have as many non-winter hats as I'd like, but Winter hats are a true obsession.  Scarves & gloves as well.  So I thought for fun, I'd pull out part of my collection for you to see.

My furriest, most wonderful of the Target hats.  Works wonderfully against Minnesota Winters.

Handmade by a group who makes hats for chemo hair-loss.  I plan on profiling them in the near future.

I lived in NYC for 13 years, this is my "oldest" hat, purchased at a store in the Village called "Himalayan Visions."  It's Tibetan Alpaca!

A Hallowig made by the amazing Eileen.

The newest beauty, made by the wonderful ladies at Girls with Good Taste

Another from Target.  It's one of those hood/scarf
combos but the killer is the puffball at the end of each hood pull.

A "vintage" scarf/hat (it has a teeeeny bill!) combo from Urban Outfitters.  I used to have more UO hats, but 4 moves + divorce + accidental stuff in the purge = oops lost it!

A Side-View Gallery of Skull Caps, Mostly Hand-Made

 OK, 3/4 view.  One of the most joyful hand-made caps ever!
A gift from my oldest (since grade school!) friend.  There are 2 other knitted flowers, they are all interchangeable.
Stripey awesomeness.
OK, I love stripes on hats.

This one is marbled and slightly felted.  The lovely scarf came from my friend Amy, who grew up in MN and understands.

The hat is awesome, but I really wanted you to see the gorgeous eternity scarf made by Eileen.  I even use it for a hood/scarf combo!  Look for a decent shoot of the scarf soon, done by my husband, who is MUCH better than me at photography.
Purple Marble.  Purple is such a glorious color!
Thank you so much for visiting Magpie Shinies and checking out my hats & scarves!  If you have an obsession with winter accessories, I'd love to hear it.  I'd also love to hear any stories about going to the ends of the earth to find that perfect notion.

Much Love!


  1. Love 'em! I love hats, but can't pull off the look like you. I didn't realize you had such a thing for funky hats though. I mean, I know you like funky and I caught that you like hats..but...
    Anyway, looks like the funky fur hat I was going to have made for you would have been a good fit. She couldn't find the fur in the colors I wanted at the time though :( I may have to hit her up to look again.


  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on the Pom Pom Chandelier craft I did! I appreciate it! I love your hat photos. I did a hat photo shoot last year, it was so much fun. I had no idea I collected so many hats throughout the year. They are so much fun! I love your style and love your hats too! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Sure you're a crazy hat lady, but you're MY crazy hat lady!


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