“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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Winter Craft Markets at the Wentworth Greenhouses

Embroidering while chatting with visitors to the Wentworth Greenhouses.

Embroidering while chatting with visitors at the Wentworth Greenhouses.

Tomorrow will mark my 3rd appearance at the Winter Craft Market section of the Wentworth Greenhouses Winter Farmer’s Market in Rollinsford, NH.

(Although, technically, there are only fine crafts and no farmers tomorrow, as we are launching the 1st Annual Artisan Celebration & Fair, with extra artisans.)

I love meeting the people who love my embroidered felt hats!

I love meeting the people who love my embroidered felt hats!

I’ve got well over 75 finished hats, plus another 20 or so, awaiting your custom embroidery suggestions…

Finding just the right color hat can be a bit of a quest...

Finding just the right color hat can often be a bit of a quest…

With temperatures dipping into the single digits this weekend, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to an exquisitely practical felt hat.

Such great lighting in the new greenhouse... really shows off the hats!

Such great lighting in the new greenhouse… really shows off the hats!

If you’re within striking distance of the New Hampshire seacoast on Saturday, December 14 or 21, I hope you’ll visit or tell your friends. A stylish warm hat can really change your outlook on winter!

Inspiration For Embroidery via Snowflake Bentley

Yesterday, northern New England was awash in a snowfall of such fluffy, powdery flakes that I felt a certain kinship with Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, of Jericho, Vermont, who, in 1885, became the 1st person to photograph a single snow crystal:

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting, taken with my point & shoot camera.

“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others.”

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.”

Digital macro photo of a snowflake on knitting by Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, New Hampshire.

“When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.” ~Wilson A. Bentley

Leaving no record except as the inspiration for my own snowflake embroidery.

And so, for the beauty of little things, I give thanks.