I got a hat today. I don't have a lot of hats, although I do like selected hats. I have a lovely chartreuse green straw hat that I like to wear for summer fun. Well, I think it's lovely, and it always makes me feel good when I wear it. As if I take on a sort of mysterious air. Well, I might admit to being a wee bit eccentric, so that probably explains where I get these silly ideas.
I also have a nice straw summer hat with a narrower brim than the green one. It's a dark and light woven straw and quite fetching, at least in my opinion. It has a dark flat ribbon band around it and is not flashy - just a quiet sort of a statement.
There is something about people who wear interesting hats - it's sort of a statement that they're not afraid to express themselves, and that they're not really that worried about what anyone else thinks. I like to be that brave, on occasion.
Today's hat is, without question, my absolute favourite hat I have ever owned. This is a very special hat, and every time I look at it, I have to suppress a giggle, which is why I have called it the Chicken Giggle Hat.
At my place of employment, we had a craft fair, as we usually do at this time of year, and employees who do crafts such as sewing, woodworking, candle making, etc. have an opportunity to sell their wares. Well, one of our employees is quite the knitter, and she makes interesting bags and hats. This year, she is making chicken and turkey hats. I was completely taken as soon as I saw them. "Delightful," I said to myself. And to top it off, she will even do a custom designed chicken hat from a photograph! I declare, I will take her a photo of Rosie and get a Rosie hat made.
So now, every morning and evening, when I go to check for eggs, I shall be sporting my new chicken giggle hat. I feel that it will allow me to meld with my flock, and be at one with the hens. It's cold here in Iowa, and one needs a good egg collecting hat in the winter.
p.s. If anybody wants a custom hat, leave a comment and I'll get you hooked up!