“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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Felt Hat Sister Act: Robyn’s Story

“I wanted to treat my sister to one of Carrie’s gorgeous hats:

Freehand embroidery: Pink French Knot Mandala on pink felt hat, by felt hat fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

Freehand embroidery: Pink French Knot Mandala

…and accidentally fell in love with this green/navy dragonfly hat when trying them on… So I treated myself and bought Pam her stunning pink-on-pink hat. We now are both stylish AND very warm!

Freehand dragonfly embroidery with agate bead eyes on felt hat by New Hampshire fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan

Freehand dragonfly embroidery with agate bead eyes.

During this bitter winter, my dragonfly hat has kept me warm through many hockey practices at the rink, and has garnered many compliments around town. I always looked awful in winter hats, and was amazed to see how stylish Carrie’s hats are. They are unique, and can be worn on a run or with dress clothes. I even wore mine into to a job interview with a suit (and got the job)!!

Freehand dragonfly embroidery with agate bead eyes on knitted felt hat by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, NH.

I recommend Carrie’s heirloom hats even to people on a budget; think of what we spend on groceries or oil, but this is something you invest in for yourself. I bought mine with Christmas gift money, and it has been my favorite gift.

Pam & Robyn sporting their new felt hats.

Pam & Robyn sporting their new felt hats.

Thanks Carrie for keeping us all warm and happy this coooold winter!”

 

City Hat, Country Hat: Priscilla’s Embroidered Felt Hat in NYC

I got the following note & photo from Priscilla, a fellow Campion rinkrat (though she’s a figure skater, not a crazy hockey player like me):

"I visited my daughter in NYC over the holidays, and here I am in Times Square, feeling very stylish and snug in your wonderful hat (-: " - Priscilla

“I visited my daughter in NYC over the holidays. Here I am in Times Square, feeling very stylish and snug.”

“With yet another snowstorm on the way, I’m so grateful to have your wonderful hat to keep me warm. I love the vine embroidery, which fits in everywhere from Times Square to the back roads of New Hampshire.

Freehand Leaf & Vine embroidery adorns Priscilla's new felt hat.

Freehand Leaf & Vine embroidery adorns Priscilla’s new felt hat.

It’s just a beautiful work of art, and hands down the best present I ever gave myself!

Hope you’re enjoying the snow! (-:

~Priscilla”

Thank you, Priscilla! I’m such a Country Mouse myself, its especially fun to see someone rocking one of my felt hats in an urban environment.

(Makes me wonder, though, just how many of my hats live in the city after all…?)