WELCOME to My Mind

Welcome to "Under Kody's Hat"! Here is a look at some of the things I think about, know and get to do with Hats on a daily basis.

Jan 28, 2011

Funky Fact Friday

*Did you know that Termites will eat twice as fast listening to heavy metal music. I am a rocker and feel like I work faster to faster paced music and to tell you the truth it makes me drive faster as well...
*Chewing gum while peeling an onion will keep you from crying...
*Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every 2 innings.
* There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Expres, just horses.

Jan 27, 2011

Throwback Thursday

For our first "Throwback Thursday" I would like to talk about Jute.  Jute is a long, soft and shiny vegetable fibre which evolved from the plants in the genus Corchorus. Natural jute fiber is a golden color that can be spun into strong, coarse threads.

Jute is the second most widely used fiber in the world, only next to cotton. It is used in making industrial yarn nets, fabric, bags, furniture, hats, etc. The fabric made from jute is commonly known in North America as Burlap.

I had a gentleman come to me once and tell me he wanted a "burlap sack hat". Not knowing that Jute and Burlap were the same thing, I showed him a "Jute Hat" and he told me that is what it looked like, but was called Burlap. How coincedental that we were talking about the same hat, but different names!

The apperance of these hats have a rough and irregular surface. It looks like you could strike a match on them. The strands of the weave are thicker than your typical staw hat. There is better ventilation in Juke "Burlap" hats because they have a pourus weave.

Jan 22, 2011

The "Frost"

I was watching 8 Seconds and saw Lane Frost's Cowboy Hat, and felt inspired to make a "Throwback" lid. By "Throwback" I mean the taller crowns, bright colors, and the ever so popular feather in the Hat brought to you in the 1980's by the rodeo Cowboys! You also have the Black/Red color combination, which is always a classic! So here is what I came up with, a standard 4" brim with the RCA crease in the crown, a red bound edge with matching Hat bank and bow! The final touch would be a repilca of an Eagle's feather!!                             What do you all think?

We have had alot of interest in this Hat! Feel free to call for priceing 435-529-7484