when i was a kid, the phrase "you need a hat" was a thing we used to say when we meant "i am now going to put something that is not a hat on your head."
the more un-hatly the thing was, the funnier (we thought) it was.
this little habit developed into kind of a predilection for hats in general, but since nearly nobody knows about this childhood game, nearly nobody knows how much hats make me giggle.
so sunday afternoon there was this charming "ladies' hat and garden party" and i whipped up a little thing out of a paper bag to wear.
it's actually a little more than one paper bag; the ribbon is made of part of an additional bag, but i think (if i may toot my own horn) it's a smashing little number.
feel free to contact me if you have any occasions for which you need grocery-bag millinery.
i am now very, very happy.