Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cold Weather Gear

It has been fairly windy and cold this weekend. During weather like this, I usually have to wear a skull cap to keep my head warm or else, I will get a severe headache later in the evening. While I was in SoHo a couple weekends ago, I saw these fancy caps on sale by a street vendor on Prince Street between Mercer and Broadway. The vendor told me she knitted the caps herself.

So do you wear a hat or a cap when you go outside during the winter?

16 comments:

• Eliane • said...

You bought the green one with the stripes, didn't you?
Yesterday, I was sitting next to a woman who was knitting in the bus. Turns out she was knitting a tote bag! Which I would never had guessed from the tiny little square she was working on.
I kind of like the graffiti van which is the perfect background here: it looks like a screaming streetgang of wild knitted SoHo puppets. And I still think you need the green one with the stripes. :)

lv2scpbk said...

I don't normally wear hats except when I have to take the dogs outside to do their business or if I'm playing outside with my grandson. If I'm going somewhere, I don't like my hair flat.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

such bright colors, great photo . When it is extremely bitter, I wear my down northface with big warm hood. Otherwise I wear some knit and furry hats from Russia.

Jackie said...

These hats are really fun! I have a couple of woolly hats (there comes a point in Scotland at this time of year where not wearing a hat will just mean you're miserable the whole time, plus the headache thing you mention). One is a black and white hat with a couple of bobbles on a string, which often gets a few comments. The other one is a beige Arran chunky knit-type thing, which my Other Half hates as he says it reminds him of his granny's teacosy. But it's so warm!

Annie said...

Hi Ming, Those are some really fanciful knitted hats, maybe more suited for children than for adults. Or not if the adult wants to look young and hip or silly.

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Jim said...

normally just a ball cap here. Its not usually that cold here to need a stocking cap. I like the selection the vendor has. Very colorful.

Peter said...

To answer your question: no (not any more). If it really got deep under freeezing point (which hardly ever happens here), I guess I would! I recently bought a number of nice knitted caps (in Peru), but they all went to family and friends!

teahouse said...

OMG..so cute!!!

I always wear a hat. I'm a big fan of protection from sun exposure.

citygirl15 said...

I wear hats year round.....baseball caps in summer and woolies in winter. AND, thanks for reminding me to start one of my favorite indoor activities....knitting.

pusa said...

oh they look so cute and would love to wear them but with our fair weather, i dont really need to wear one

Keropok Man said...

no winter here though.

Umbrellas! rain or shine, it's useful :-)

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Of course I use... I don't have any hair :-((

Jilly said...

Great display. Yes I always wear a woolly hat when I go out in the cold and that's every morning at the moment - when I go out with the dogs.

I'd choose the pink and blue one - and the dogs would chew the bobbles!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

"A screaming streetgang of wild knitted SoHo puppets." What a great description, Eliane!

(But I think he'd look cuter in the orange cap).

Sonia said...

Very nice fancy caps, Ming. Here in my region it's so rare I need a cap.

Paz said...

I'd love one of these hats!
Paz