Top 5 Hats You Want to Eat (But Shouldn't)
In 2015, Melbourne, Australia based artist Phil Ferguson wanted to make friends in his adopted home city, so he turned to his often solitary pastime of crocheting. With his dexterous fingers and inventive imagination, Ferguson started to make the usual hats and scarves you might knit yourself into something a little more... appetizing? Cheeseburgers, sushi, even baked beans, he managed to make almost any food you can think of out of just some yarn and a singular vision - a vision to make hats which look like food. This has us at oneHOWTO wondering what other hats out there look good enough to eat? This list of top 5 hats you want to eat (but shouldn't) is what we came up with.
If any of you are a fan of Mad Men, you will know that the 60's were (for better or worse) a renaissance for advertising art. They always had selling the product at the forefront, something which sometimes gets lost in viral campaigns and covert advertising today. Advertisers looked for inventive and fun ways to keep even some boring products in the buyer's mind when they walk through the supermarket doors. This 1962 campaign for Kraft salad dressings does, admittedly, seem like the hat was made on a steam powered version of Photoshop, but it still looks like it would go well with a steak.
This hat really does look like an ice cream cone and the hairband which attaches it to the head looks like it's melting in the hot sun. Made by Etsy designer Sarah from lovemeXleaveme, she makes custom design hats which could only be improved if they were actually made out of ice cream. I wonder if she has more than 31 styles...
If Phil Ferguson is the arts and craft king of making hats which look like food, then Maor Zabar seems to be the Paul Cezanne of the culinary chapeau world. Zabar's hats are more than realistic, his imaginative and creative flair elevates the food hat into something a little more artistic. Also, Ferguson initially just wanted to make friends, but as a professional milliner, Zabar looks to be staking a claim in the fashion world with his work (something the price of his hats seems to reflect).
Horse racing in the UK is more than just an opportunity for your uncle George to lose his annual heating allowance all in one day. It's also a place where the cream of the hoity toity get to show off their hats and stop anyone in the 5 rows behind from seeing who crossed the finish line first. There are a lot to choose from, but something sets this one apart. Maybe because it looks so real, or maybe because it has become famous enough to become an exhibition at the Melton Carnegie Museum in England. Either way, this Stilton cheese hat is our favorite.
We're finishing where we started with Ferguson himself and a selection of some of his tastiest hats which look like food. Enjoy (with your eyes).
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