@ZeroCharisma Way back in my college days, I had a summer job working for a local guy who did logging and excavation. He was a very nice fellow, but maybe a bit unusual/eccentric. He always wore a big red stocking cap that some aunt had knitted for him, even in the middle of summer. One day his step-dad, who partnered with him in the business, found him unconscious from heat exhaustion. He recovered OK, but kept wearing the hat. I saw him at the pharmacy a couple weeks ago - he’s 91 and still driving himself around. But I was a little disappointed to see that he wasn’t wearing the knit hat.
I am always amazed how we can get patients in the middle of summer that are in overalls with a long sleeve ‘long underwear’ shirt under a flannel shirt.
This seems to be especially true of older black loggers/farmers etc.
Keep in mind I live in central Alabama were the summer temps top out at over 100 routinely, and they are not here for heat related illness.
@chienfou@macromeh@ZeroCharisma Well people do get acclimated to heat. I know when I took kids canoeing across the state of FL in the summer I was often dressed “inappropriately” for the temperatures due to swarms of biting bugs and the kids had used up/lost the insect repellent. We got used to it, drank enough water and periodically dumped water on ourselves.
@togle I felt a bit guilty giving it away since it was a gift, but the guy I gave it to was a pre-school teacher and he said the kids would love it too. I think the monkey was a lot happier with him than stuffed on my closet shelf.
The winter hat I get the most use out of is actually a hockey helmet liner that came with a case of Labatt’s beer several years ago. It’s warm enough and has big ear flaps. Great for wearing when clearing the driveway here in Buffalo
My favorite winter hat is a tasseled Spidey hat. Six or so years ago I found myself walking home 3.5 miles from work in a blizzard, without hat or gloves. After about 2.5 miles I was happy to see a Big Lots store was still open, barely. I bought their only adult-sized knit hat. I probably would have picked a more ordinary-looking hat if I’d had a choice, but I ended up really liking it because it looked cool and saved my butt. Or my head. Unfortunately it disappeared within a year.
@ThunderChicken I found a couple of women’s hats at Kohl’s one year that I really like; I missplaced one of them and wanted to replace it, but OF COURSE they weren’t carrying them anymore. So I’ve been hunting them down on eBay and Poshmark and I now have about 6 in several colors. I HATE losing something that I really like!
i don’t wear hats, as my head is already extremely warm year round. hats just make me sweat. (sometimes even laying with my head against my partner is too much for him because it’s so warm.)
however, this year he got me a knit crown-inspired ear warmer and i really like it. (he got our niece a mini version and thought i would like one too.) i mostly just wear it in the living room - there’s heat in the car so i don’t need it when going outside. very comfortable and allows my ears to stay warm without boiling my head.