Diva Dan and I have decided to offer 5 additional prizes for the hats that really stood out. The hats chosen were based on reactions when opening up the boxes, a bit of sly humour and/or something about the hat made us drop our jaw.
I will caption each photo to why we selected the hat and the quick story to it.
This hat was really well constructed and we laughed so hard when opening up the box. We thought Julie’s attention to detail and with the play off the words Hookah with Hooker was brilliant. The hat was able to stand up by itself. During the show, so many guests loved this hat. Maybe because it’s a bit taboo.
One lady said, “I just can’t take my eyes off of it, I’m dying to try to smoke it!” Diva Dan was wearing it and I told her to keep her lips off my man!
This was a package we opened up at the post office. The post office employees were dying to see your creativity. We would open 1 box nearly every visit to see what was inside.
This box, when we opened it… we thought due to hat being glued to the base. We thought the crochter had just did a hat that was glued. The inside was stuffed with newspaper. So looking at the hat, we thought just a few things were attached, we didn’t realize the entire interior was done up.
In a thought to keep the newspaper being recycled, we removed the paper afterward and were shocked that the interior of the hat was all done up. Jerilyn had wired up the hat. The mini top hat wih the feather is actually covering a mini light to light up the hole. She did a great job of mixed media and most of the characters inside had crochet embellishments and more.
This hat made us laugh really hard when we received it. It was one of those we had to try on. We snapped a few photos and sent them off to our team at Red Heart and Creativ Festival. We titled the hat, “Don’t Touch The Bird”.
This bird was really well done. For many of us, we laughed a lot as it’s so outrageous but so creative at the same time. It was a hit at the show as people were requesting to see it. It’s a fun hat to wear.
Donna’s hat came in as nearly one of the first hats. It was a huge box and really well done. It was the first hat submitted to us where the hat was part of the decor and not for actual wearing. She took the time to make the caterpillar from polymer. Her attention to detail and colours were fantastic.
We realized from this moment that we should expect the unexpected from hats that we are going to receive. It was a fabulous mixed media project.
This hat stunned us half to death when it came out of the box. It was the only mobile of all of the hats submitted. She decided to do one main hat to qualify for the challenge and 6 miniature versions to hang. It proudly hung from The Hooker Alley Lamp Post.
We were looking for 1 hat to put on the post and when it came out of the box… Daniel and I turned to each other and said… ‘This is the one!’
Sheri paid attention to the small little details and construction to make this work. Even the mouse is holding an umbrella when it’s hanging up.
Again, we loved each hat that was submitted to us. We would award every hat if it was possible.