“Best Cold Weather Hat in the World”

My friend & teammate, Larry Robins is a professional photographer & filmmaker. Last week found him filming wolves in Bozeman, Montana, near Sacajawea Peak.

Cool job, right?

Cool, indeed! Montana in January can be downrightd cold. And snowy. And blowy.

Happily, Larry had treated himself to one of my hats a few years ago & had it along:

Blowing snow and ice caked on the outside of Larry Robins' CCM felt hat in Bozeman, Montana.

Whoa. That’s a lot of snow!

After a blustery day of shooting, he kindly emailed these photos with the note:

“Heavy snow protection with the Best Cold Weather Hat in the World! Here’s the weather we were facing…”

Blowing snow ruffles the windscreens protecting the cameras during a film shoot near Bozeman, Montana.

Yikes! Montana in January

I miss hockey but I love my CCM hat!”

Larry Robins in the "Best Cold Weather Hat in the World"

Larry Robins sporting the “Best Cold Weather Hat in the World”

 

Thank you, Larry, for putting my hat to the test and letting me know the results!

Anyone else putting their CCM felt hat to the test this winter? I’d love to hear from you… Leave a comment below or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

 

 

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Harper’s Fancy Dragonfly Hat

[Last month, I got an email from one of my youngest customers, via her Dad, which I’m sharing here, with permission from both!]

“Harper wanted me to send you this picture of her in her favorite hat:”

Harper models her prized dragonfly felt hat.

Harper models her prized dragonfly felt hat.

“She is so sweet and protective of it she doesn’t like to wear it if it might get snowy or dirty (on the playground, for example).

This picture was taken on our way to a St. Patrick’s Day party last night (a suitably fancy affair, evidently).”

Thank you, Harper! I’m so glad you love your hat. And don’t worry if you get snow on it… That hat is tough as you, and can take any weather!

ArtWorks 2013: Dartmouth’s Creative Employees in the Year of the Arts

I love my day job at Dartmouth College. I love the energy and enthusiasm that permeates the campus. This year, in celebration of the Hopkins Center’s 50th anniversary, Dartmouth declared a Year of the Arts.

The ArtWorks banner hangs above the Hopkins Center entrance, celebrating the creative & artistic talents of over 70 Dartmouth College Employees in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Banners celebrating ArtWorks and 50 Years adorn the front of the Hopkins Center.

ArtWorks 2013 celebrates the creative & artistic talents of over 70 Dartmouth employees, the largest number yet. Each employee can submit up to 4 pieces.

I chose hats in white & pastels, which suit the transition from snow to Spring for me:

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2012 Hat #44--Frosty Paw of caribou antler buttons

2012 Hat #44: Paw Print of hand-cut caribou antler buttons and tiny metal seed beads.

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2012 Hat #18--Pink Dragonfly with semi-precious gems

2012 Hat #18: Pink Dragonfly, with jasper beads and hand-cut caribou antler button.

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2012 #38 -- Lapis Dragonfly

2012 Hat #44: Dragonfly with lapis lazuli and agate beads.

One of my 4 entries into the 2013 Artworks Exhibit at Dartmouth College: 2011 Hat #88--Pink Mandala of French Knots

2011 Hat #88: Pink Mandala of French Knots… yummmy!

All four of these hats are available for sale… Let me know if you’re ready to treat yourself!