Hannah is a kid whose doll-playing style calls for her to strip off all manufacturer-provided clothing and accessories, and immediately replace them with one-of-a-kind originals. On any given day, my house is cluttered with somewhat unsettling piles of naked Barbies, yarn-fringed paper purses, and stuffed animals dressed in old socks that have been deconstructed and fashioned into mini-dresses and sassy halter tops.
Several days ago, Hannah declared an official “Hat Day.”
The designer’s descriptions follow each picture.
“This is his Charge Hat. He uses it to do stunts, or attack. He wears it like a helmet.”
“That’s his Clown Hat, and also a Party Hat. Sometimes he just likes to wear it to school.”
“This is a rain hat, a working hat, and a detective hat.”
I find Monkey Hat #1 to be mildly disturbing, as it just screams “Terrorist Haute Couture,” but I’m keeping that to myself. I appreciate Hannah’s focus on versatility, and her impeccable sense of practical style. Scotch tape and printer paper never looked so good.
She will be standing by all summer to take your custom headgear orders. Unless the ice cream truck is within earshot, in which case, nevermind.