Crowning Glories

I love a bobble hat. No idea why, but they make me happy šŸ™‚ I have dozens, well, perhaps not dozens but I have an awful lot. My collection started relatively conservatively, with a couple of dark-coloured ones, but lately I’ve gotten much more adventurous. This is my latest acquisition – reckon people will see me coming from a mile off, but I absolutely love it!

Walking Vivvy here in the chilly UK, a good hat is an essential item to brave our winter elements. There are some really fun ones around these days, and this is next on my list (maybe I can get AJ to buy it for my as a Valentine’s gift?) What do you think? Would you wear it?

The history of the bobble hat is an interesting one. Apparently it dates as far back as the Viking era, supported by the fact that a small statue of a Norse god wearing one was discovered early in the twentieth century. Bobble hats, or pom-poms, often depicted military rank or regiment in some European nations, and it is said that sailors often wore them to stop them hitting their head on the low lying beams of a ship, especially during rough seas..

They became popular during the Depression, apparently because they were a relatively cheap way to keep heads warm. They remain an effective and economical buffer against the elements, and their growing popularity in modern times has meant that we can now access a wide array of styles and colours.

What about you? Are you a pom-pom/bobble hat lover?


9 responses to “Crowning Glories

  1. I had to look up the term bobble hat. Turns out, it’s British in origin. Go figure. Lol. Anyhow, I love knit caps but have shied away from pom poms. And I generally only have one or two at a time. But these look so much fun, I may have to rethink that. I might just embrace bobble hats. šŸ™‚

  2. They’ve been around for awhile but I’ve never given them much thought. I love the pink one and yes I think the green will look great on you. So much fun with a bit of history. Love the blog.

  3. Very cool history. I love that about not hitting your head and the Norse God. How fun! LOL – I don’t wear them because of the crazy static cling I get in my hair, but I think they are super cute. LOL! Jillian

  4. Love bobble hats but rarely wear any type of hat except occasionally a sunhat when on holiday, not even at weddings, although I did wear a sunhat when at a wedding in Barbados. Can remember as a child making lots of bobbles to put on scarves and hats. Great blog, Tricia. šŸ™‚

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