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    Do any of you have any ukulele hats - hats you wear when playing your uke? I noticed that some people usually wore a hat, so I've been accumulating some.

    I have a couple of fedoras, top hat, pork pie, small yellow straw fedora, and my grandfather's 100-year old derby. Maybe I can get them all together for a family portrait.
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    Yeah, I bought a couple......eventually.......didn't improve my playing...... but hats can hide your face......

    Some of the Seasonistas wear them too, don't really know why, because they normally record indoors, so nothing to do with the weather.
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 12-02-2019 at 02:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    ...but hats can hide your face......
    I wear mine on top of my head, so my face is clearly visible.

    Unfortunately, the hats don't seem to improve my playing, but they do make me look cool.
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    No specific ukulele hats (well, perhaps the embroidered velvet fez I was given which doesn't get a lot of wear otherwise), but one of my berets is comfortable when strumming.
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    Been wearing antlers for the holiday programs, but if we play outside I wear a ball cap my sister brought me from Hawaii.
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    I have some hats I wear when I am playing at nursing homes. I like to keep switching them as it gives the audience something else to focus on and anticipate. I put on my Boat Hat when I am playing Tin Pan Alley Music, My Cowboy Hat when I am playing Western Music etc.. Also have a Fedora, ball cap, train conductor hat which I get to use at various times in the performance. This time of year I can now add my Santa Hat..

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    Not “ukulele hats”, but I’ve always been a hat man - even when I was a kid. I was in the USAF for 21 years, and, of course, I wore them with my uniforms. I’ve worn all kinds, but now, to be in fashion, I mostly wear ball caps. If I’m outside, I’ve got a cap or a visor on.

    I’d like to wear a Homburg or a Derby, but I guess that’d be a little much. My Rancher gets enough looks at the mall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brUKEman View Post
    I have some hats I wear when I am playing at nursing homes. I like to keep switching them as it gives the audience something else to focus on and anticipate. I put on my Boat Hat when I am playing Tin Pan Alley Music, My Cowboy Hat when I am playing Western Music etc.. Also have a Fedora, ball cap, train conductor hat which I get to use at various times in the performance. This time of year I can now add my Santa Hat..
    So you switch hats for different songs? Good idea.
    Last edited by Jerryc41; 12-02-2019 at 06:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    Now I need to wear one when ever I go outside in summer to avoid skin cancer, it gets very tedious.
    Yeah, I know what that's like. I always wear a hat outside, but not a wide-brimmed hat, as I should.
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    I usually wear a hat when I'm playing. In The Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band, we all wear hats. I have accumulated quite a collection of hats over the years and now receive hats from friends who think I'd look good in them.
    Jim &LG1.jpg A tweed cap I bought in the seventies.
    jimheadshot2.jpg A boater that I bought in St. John's Newfoundland.
    jimuke.jpg A porkpie gift from my son.
    Hatgatsby e.jpg A bowler that I got at an antique shop.

    My newest hat is the one in the thumbnail. My friend Arnie phoned me last summer and asked if I'd like to meet him for breakfast. After we finished eating, he said, "Come on out to the truck. I have a gift for you."
    What a nice guy.
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