Hat From the Past

Royal Hats over a century back to Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia out for a winter walk with her younger brother, Tsarevitch Alexei.

I woke to a similar covering of snow this morning- what kind of weather (and corresponding season of hat!) are you experiencing where you live?

Images from social media as indicated

12 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

    • Thanks, Catherine and Matthew! It’s a big step up from my baseball caps and fleece beanies. And yes, it is very warm!

      • And made in your country, HQ!

        (Mine is actually black since I like color for my winter jackets in coats. I agree, though, the turquoise is gorgeous!)

        • Not just my country, my province! Thanks for introducing this hat brand to me!

          And I completely understand about choosing a black hat! I did the same for my bespoke hat.

          • I can attest to the quality of Lillie & Cohoe winter hats because I used to sell them and they were always very popular. Probably the most favorite feature is most of the styles also come with subtle earflaps – not the kind you think of with caps, etc. that look like earmuffs, but a simple fleece band that could come down to cover one’s ears that also easily folded back up into the hat when not needed. MittenMary, I imagine the one you bought has this. The other good thing is Lillie & Cohoe hats do come in a few different sizes too (which is often not the case with a majority of traditional women’s styles that are not bespoke).

            P.S. I’m not being paid to say any of this haha. I’m just spreading good news of great hats. 🙂

  1. Today it was a rather, I hate to say, ratty old toque, as I finally got out to put up Christmas decorations along the front ramp. A bitterly cold wind of course and the beginnings of what looks to be a snow storm.

    Jimbo, I too have a lovely pin oak and the leaves are swirling. Maybe time for a last raking.

    But on the knitting needles a new Fair Isle toque. So perhaps better hat days ahead.

  2. Here it’s summer and it’s pouring with rain – causing surface flooding – along with winds coming up off Antarctica.
    So yesterday I wore a cheerful bright red turban (not really a hat, since it’s just a scarf I tied and twisted into shape) and today I’m wearing a crocheted bonnetish hat (the Snow Drops Hat, minus tassels, pompom, and lace).
    Tomorrow it is forecast to be sunny again, and I’ll probably be wearing a jockey-style cap. And gumboots.

  3. It’s unseasonably warm in our neck-of-the-woods. I wore a ball cap advertising our local college basketball team whilst raking what I had hoped would be the end of the leaves for this year. We have a pin oak tree that loves to hold on to its leaves until the very end of the season, so I still have “miles to go before I sleep.” (Robert Frost)
    Mrs. Jimbo wore a soft closely sheared rabbit fur derby – navy with yellow trim, not unlike the following.
    Embed from Getty Images

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