Sunday, October 17, 2010

Escapades in hat blocking

I've never blocked a hat before. It never seems to be urgently necessary; I mean, your head kind of serves to stretch and even things out, eh? But it is a bit disheartening to take it off and see it scrunch back into it's shrunken fetus-esque 'natural' shape. Maybe that's just me.

I've been brainstorming on the best way to proceed with hat blocking. I know some people have those decapitated mannequin heads, some of which are faceless and totally creepy. Some do try and replicate human facial features, and are also totally creepy.

Always smiling, watching, judging.

I'm not getting one of those. We don't seem to have any balls in the house...wait, my husband might disagree. (He has a tube of tennis balls...what were you thinking?) No appropriately sized ball, shall we say.

Then something at the market caught my eye:

Mmmmm. Pie pumpkin/potential hat blocker.

That's about the size of my head, right?

Aww, it looks just like me!

Time will tell how this bright idea pans out.


  1. that's very cute and very genius! What if you just lined your dresser with pumpkins so you could display your favorite hats throughout the season? hehee

  2. cool! Norwegian pumpkins are huge and few between, so I use an IKEA metal bowl for hat blockin. I think your pumpkin is much cooler ;)

  3. Haha, brilliant! :D

  4. Aaahahaha awesome!

  5. Brilliant idea and just at the right time of year!