During much of the year I wear a leather hat that has big furry flaps. It’s a reflection of Quebec temperatures. But when late spring and summer roll around, I need some shade, particularly while I’m sketching.
For that I’ve used an old Tilley hat. It’s one of the original designs and I bought it in the mid-90s. It’s still fine but I like the looks of the newer style Tilley hats and so I plunked down my argent, as we call it here, and brought one home. I love it as its lighter than my original and fits better on my semi-square head.
It seemed only fitting that I sketch my sketching hat so enlisted Winnie the Pooh to model it while I that. He liked it too but had one criticism. He thinks it needs a couple holes for ears because he wasn’t able to pull it down onto his head properly.