The Maurice Hat
As much as one may hate to admit it when they’re young, there really are some things that we will never understand until we’re older. Experience is a profound teacher.
My father, with a steady cadence and empathetic patience, often tells his children of his life experiences. He is a masterful storyteller, the kind that makes repeated stories enrapturing each time its told. He has lived an incredible, made-for-cinema life, complete with drugs, scandal and mystery. Many of the stories he tell us, though, is not for entertainment. He often uses his life as an example of what not to do. He realizes his mistakes, and wants us to realize them too. This lesson has helped me in ways I may never fully understand now, but it seems as if everyday I remember things he told me years ago. It is so important to have wise council, and I am so grateful to have grown up with it.
Continuing my theme of creating products inspired by members of my incredible family, I decided to create The Maurice Hat, named after my father. With all his wisdom and experience, my father remains one of the most relaxed people I know. He much prefers to wear sweatpants than slacks, and he is always asking me to make him a hat to compliment his style. I do oblige him from time to time, although he has a habit of losing them :)
The Maurice Hat is made using a small hook and simple stitch, which makes it very warm and casual, just the way my Dad would like it. The current one I have in my Etsy shop is made from a wool-blend found in a second-hand store, and pre-washed with organic Castile soap. I love its midnight blue color.
I love making them, so there will hopefully be many more of these in a variety of colors soon!