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Wear a Headcover to Keep you Warm this Winter

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Keeping your head covered is one way to beat Mr. Winter.

Let’s face it. The cold weather is here. And as much as we try to stay warm and cozy in our heated homes and cars, there is the inevitable going outside and bracing ourselves for that rush of cold air.

Keeping your head covered is one way to beat Mr. Winter. Try a warm winter cap and your feelings about the winter will definately change. You may find that you even start loving that morning chill!

 

Many women find berets extremely comfortable for winter. In addition to being a stylish headcover, slouchy berets can keep your warm. And if it gets really cold, you can pull the beret over your ears and stay nice and toasty!

 

For those of you who wear a pretied headscarf, a velour pretied bandana is a great option for the colder weather. The soft fabric looks great and this is an ideal headcover for indoors and out.

 

So no matter if you chose a pretied bandanna, a thicker headscarf,  a warm hat or knit beret, keeping your head covered will definitely keep you warm!

Ear Muffs- Ever Wonder How The Warmest Invention Came About?

Ear muffs are so popular that today even snowmen wear them!

Ear muffs are so popular that today even snowmen wear them!

Ear muffs are so popular that today even snowmen wear them! They come in many different warm materials such as fur, fleece, velvet and much more. In addition, they can be found in lots of different styles and colors and are made for young children, kids, teens and adults of all ages. They are stylish, practical and warm which is why they are a necessary winter accessory today.

However, like every practical invention, ear muffs have not been around forever. In the year 1873, a 15 year old boy Chester Greenwood of Maine loved to ice skate. However, his ears got so cold he had to go in and warm up all the time. He was fed up and tired of suffering in the cold northern winter so he went ahead and invented the first pair of ear muffs. They consisted of two circles made of beaver fur lined with velvet and sewn onto a wire loop frame by Chester’s grandmother. Chester was extremely proud of himself because while all his friends had to go in and warm up while ice skating, his ears were kept warm at all times.

Over the years and with much experimentation, Greenwood learned to attach the earmuffs to a flexible spring-steel band that could be coiled to fit in a pocket. Due to the demand, Greenwood opened a small factory in his hometown in 1877 and in 1936 (the year before his death) his factory produced 400,000 ear muffs.  Today, thanks to Chester Greenwood, there are hundreds if not thousands of different kinds and styles of ear muffs to help keep our ears warm. Of course, in this generation some of them are even made as head phones so that you can still listen to music when wearing your earmuffs.

So next time you put on those earmuffs and brace the cold weather don’t forget to give thanks to Chester Greenwood for his brilliant invention. Apparently, in 2007, Maine held a parade to celebrate his invention and 130 years of warm ears, so you can just imagine how much they made a difference to some people’s lives. And hey, next time you feel like you can use and extra something that hasn’t been invented yet, give it a try – you never know what could come out of it….

The Hat Museum

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The largest selection of hats in the world at The Hat Museum

Well you love wearing a Hat and your wardrobe contains all sorts of hats. Wide brimmed straw hats for sunny days, a warm cloche to keep warm in the winter, and even a Fedora for a touch of style. But you wonder where you could find out some more information about hats.

 Where can you find out a whole lot more about hats? Their History? The different types of womens Hats? In short all about them.

Well it so happens that in the USA there is a great place tofind out all about hats and it’s appropriately called

 Hat museum. Where is it? Well in Portland, Oregon there’s a neighborhood called

Ladd’s Addition. This neighborhood was developed by a buisnessman by the name of William S. Ladd. The actual construction was roughly between the years of 1905 and 1930. Ladds’s Addition has a bunch of interesting things. Amongst them are four parks situated at the four points of the compass and the the largest stand of elms in Portland. Most interesting is the fact that this neighborhood boasts of 122 houses that are considered of Primary Historical Significance. Yup 122 of them. One of these is the Ladd-Reingold House which is the current of the Hat Museam. The name Reingold is after Miss. Rebecca Reingold who was a milliner in Russia and moved into the house in the early 1900’s. The house’s current owner is Alyce Cornyn-Selby who beleive it or not is actually a Hat Lover herself! The Museam claims to have over 1000 different hats in stock including a Straw London Top Hat, a Thanksgiving table hat that sings and more hats from around the world. The Museam bills itself as one of Portlands “quirkiest attractions”. So if you’re in Portland stop by, check it out and tell us if it’s really true that they have more types of womens hats then we sell on Myheadcoverings.com.(sources include reelscout, the Hat Museam website, Rose City Roamers)

 By B.Levi

The Largest Cap Collection in The World!

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The largest selection of hats in the world!

Have you ever wondered where you could find the biggest,most varied, and most interesting collection of  (I guess they go hand in hand)  of men and womens Hats?

The answer is, drumroll please, Alaska! To be more exact it’s in Tustumena Lodge, Alaska in the former Kasilof’s Bar Cap Collection.

The Anchorage Daily News ran a story about the record setting cap collection that at the time numbered 22,014 hats and caps. Yup, we also think that’s a pretty big collection. At the time the bar was owned by John and Suzie Cook. The collection started in 1991 when a friend died and left them with 135 hats which is a lot for most people but it seems wasn’t enough for them. So they hung them on the lodge’s center beam and the collection just kept growing. One of John Cooks favorite hats in his collection was a Chinese pith helmet made of tightly woven grass fibers. Well at MyHeadcoverings.com if you want a chinese pith helmet I’m afraid we can’t help you but if you want a more typical bucket hat, straw hat, or a cloche, well then you’ve come to the right place!

(Sources include The Augusta Chronicle and The Anchorage Daily News)

By B. Levi

Hats, Hats, Everywhere…Even in our Speech!

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Womens Hats have somehow made it into our everyday language!

Hats have been around for ages and have touched all segments of society. The popularity of hats have led to an amazing amount of expressions that include the word. So to demonstrate we’ve put together a compostion centered around the word hat.Have you ever heard of edible head coverings?! Well if you have, “I’ll eat my hat”. Actually, I think I can think of some “at the drop of a hat”. How about the Hamantaschen? If you haven’t yet tasted this triangular filled cookie – you’ve been missing out. It’s a delicious cookie or pastry filled with any filling of your choice. The most typical ones are either chocolate or jelly, yet there are plenty more flavors that people have enjoyed tasting including vanilla flavored one’s. The best part is some say this cookie is in the shape of a hat in remembrance to what the evil Haman wore. Now, I’m sure I can come up with another one or two but “I’ll keep those under my hat” and see what you can come up with! Gosh, I’m totally “talking through my hat”, I can’t think of any other edible hat although I could probably use my imagination and make some up if I had too. However, I’ll start to “pass the hat around” and collect some of your ideas; a penny for your thoughts! Now, don’t “throw your hat” at it just yet, give it a try and find the originality that lies within you! Alright, it doesn’t have to be the most brilliant idea or invention; it can be an “old hat” if that’s the only thing you can come up with. So, if your one of those that will give it a try “Hats off to you!!!”

It’s amazing how the word “HAT” made it into our vocabulary even when we’re talking nothing regarding a head covering or even the human body! The only reason I can come up with is because hats are so comfortable to wear that we feel  comfortable just saying it whenever, however and to whoever! Plus there is a hat for every occasion, just think of womens hats, fedoras, caps, chaponnes, cloche’s or more. Obviously that is not the reason but I’m sure there’s a reason I just don’t know! Alright, you’re probably  on the edge of your seat to know what all those sayings on the first paragraph mean, so let me get to the point.

– I’ll eat my hat : I will be greatly surprised if (something that proves me wrong) happens

– At the drop of a hat : without hesitation or delay

– Keep (something) under one’s hat : to keep (something) a secret

– Talk through one’s hat : a. to talk foolishly b. to deceive, bluff or lie

– Pass the hat round : to collect something (usually money)

– Throw one’s hat : to give up

– Old hat : something stale, lame or old-fashioned

– Take off one’s hat : to admire or congratulate

– My hat: a. my word b. nonsense

– Out of a hat: a. by magic b. at random

Winter Whites and the New You!

 

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Try some white headcoverings this winter

Surveys prove that the majority of people’s skin gets lighter in the winter from the cold. In the summer, when the sun’s out and shining it gives color to your face, but when winter rolls around and the sun’s nowhere in sight the color drains from your face giving you a paler complexion.
So the big question is: what color and style head coverings and/or hair accessories should you wear in the winter???
Well the answer’s simple. Wearing a dark colored head covering or hair accessories will just make your face paler than it is already because the contrast is drastic but wearing something more light or white would do the trick because since it is light it will makes your face look darker than it is. The truth is that white is a great color no matter what your skin tone or complexion is.
The color white is very in style this winter. White is simple yet so elegant and classy- it gives that warm and cozy look like fresh white snow. Imagine…just drinking that delicious hot chocolate in the morning with your fresh white gloves, scarf and beret- there’s just nothing like it! Just the color can make you feel warm!
There are many different shades of white- from off white to ivory, the icy solid winter white or light beige- you gotta see which one suits you best!
If your one of those that always said “white is just not me” – you just have to try it and see what your missing out on!
However, if your still unsure if you like it or not after you’ve tried it on, it’s best to stick to the light colors, like a light pastel pink, green, lavender or blue. Light grey also does very well in the winter. Of course, you could always get a mix of white and another light color. For example: a white and light grey striped Israeli tichel or an off white and light brown head wrap. You can do the same for woman’s hats, a pre-tied bandana, a headband or a beret.
Trust me, once you get hooked on to white it’ll become the new you!

Importance of Women’s Hats for Winter

Winter Hats and Chaponnes on MyHeadcoverings

Women’s hats come in so many different styles that choosing the kind that best suits your needs for the wintery weather may be a difficult task. There are some tricks to choosing that will keep you feeling warm and looking stylish during these cold months.

There are many fashionable, warm hats from which to choose. The first step in selecting the appropriate hat is to assess your area’s winter climate. Different regions require different headgear; women in the northeast US wear different hats than women in the northwest US. Your hairstyle also influences the type of hat you choose: will the hat cover short hair or will it need to accommodate different hairstyles?
When choosing a winter hat, it is important to also remember that the best winter hats cover your ears. If you have long hair, it may help protect your ears, but a hat that covers your ears will keep them even warmer and better insulated. Hats with ear flaps provide you with the option of leaving your ears covered or uncovered, which is a great option if the local winter temperature tends to fluctuate between freezing and cold. If you wear a hat that does not cover your ears, cover your ear by wrapping a head scarf around your head and then put on your hat.  
The right hat will protect your head without hampering your hairstyle or fashion sense.