Before I get too far along with my hat, I thought I'd check out what my fellow Men-in-Hats alongers were making for their manly chapeaux. Does my Dad's knit have any similarities to what's out there, hat-wise, for the fashion-conscious male of 2005?
It seems like ribby hats are THE hat to have this season. Kris finished hers just before Christmas. Gina finished her hat on Sunday. It's so cute! I like the stripes because they're a simple way to match a hat to a coat, support the team, or just make a dandy combination of two shades that you know will look good on the wearer. I don't see that Katy is done with her hat just yet, but she's given me a new adjective: sucktacular. That's funny! Does the OED know about it?
Unfortunatly, I didn't see an abundance of ear-flap hats. It's a good thing that my Dad has a style all his own. He isn't easily swayed by fashion trends; he moves to his own beat. Dad wanted earflaps, and earflaps he will get.