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Etsomnia™ 276: Mad Hatters


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I had a nutty dream last weekend – a stress dream, really – about hats. I dreamed I was in Fire Island, and I ran into a couple of friends (M&M, of course!) on their way to a party. They scooped me up and took me with them. Unfortunately (for me), they neglected to mention that it was a mad hatter’s party, AND MY HEAD WAS BARE. I know. Terrifying, right? So I spent this idiotic dream hiding from people madly trying to make a hat out of whatever lame items I found. I have to believe that a few of today’s makers may have had the same dream.

I realize that I am a seriously lucky person if all my subconscious has to worry about is being inappropriately costumed at a party. Anyway, it got me thinking about outrageous hats, and thus was born this week’s Etsomnia™ theme! I confess I would wear most of these if the right party came along…

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

Why not wear a hat that can double as a patio umbrella?
Mosquito hat. Makes me long for bug spray.
Is it crazy? It is, but I’m not mad at it, and oh, that makeup! By my faves at FabHatters
“Alternative birthday hat.” As if COVID birthdays weren’t dispiriting enough…
Perhaps a relic from Cindy Lou Who’s brief-but-tragic career as a birthday party clown?
“What’s that on your hat?”
“Chernobyl calla lilies.”
If I had a hat this beautiful, I would wear it everywhere! By JayneAlisonMillinery
I draw the line at hats with eyeballs.
That is a not at all scary giant hummingbird drinking from a flower, F.Y.I.
Love it! By IrinaSardarevaHats
On the bright side, at least it covers your face…
It’s rare that I will turn down a margarita, but this one is a hard no.
Oh, how lovely! By AtelierofFashionNArt
Gingham Tumor would make a great band name.
It is a little-known fact that tequila makes Barbie’s clothes fall off.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 276: Mad Hatters

  1. I’ll be honest, I love hats but you’re most unlikely to see me in any of these creations.

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  2. The makeup on the banana hat model was the first thing I noticed. Gorgeous!!!

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  3. Oh me…Not into hats, they give me a headache, but I do like the big yellow calla . The first one might carry you off in even a small breeze.

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  4. They present a problem. Which one should I wear for my weekly trip to Walmart? OR maybe which one I should not wear for my weekly trip to Walmart. Hal

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  5. Every single one of these hats is a bit bonkers and ridiculous and makes a big statement but the variety demonstrates that there is a difference between crazy cool and bat$*!* crazy.

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  6. What a fun post! (I totally knew that about Barbie!)

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  7. The clock hat is fab! And I’m mad enough at the banana hat for both of us.

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  8. Your captions are the best.
    I have a big head so I rarely attempt to buy them because I know they won’t fit me. Even if the gingham tumor model would fit my head, how does one make sure it stays in place?

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