Do you need a pirate hat?

Okay, I suppose nobody needs a pirate hat, but sometimes you just want one. I posted some photos wearing mine the other day as Lorelei talked me into starting on The HMS Lanternfish.

After her encouragement, I actually wrote 3900 words on it. It isn’t much, but it’s a start.

Part of the shtick involved me evolving into a pirate. It was fun, but didn’t show the hat off very well. Today, I want to share some data about the hat.

You might remember way back when I bought my hat stands. I had a guy named Jeff MacKay make them for me.

Jeff did such a good job I wanted him to make me a pirate hat. He has so many options on his website that you can get lost in there for days. This is perfect for someone like me who loves looking at this stuff.

Eventually, I decided upon black, and the base form of Davy Jones’ hat from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Honestly, this is a big hat, but it doesn’t look exceptionally large now that it’s all folded.

That left me with trim, and trimmings to decide upon. I got Jeff via email and he walked me through it. I was thinking of silver or bronze and he convinced me either one would look good. I also wanted a bunch of plumes.

The pictures from the last post don’t really do it justice, so here are some more hat-centric photos.

The plumes didn’t show up in the last post, and I’m pretty pleased with them.

Buttons, trim, and epaulets.

The water trough.

Where it lives in my office. When I’m not committing acts of piracy.

I never did understand how these kind of hats came into style. They don’t seem to offer shade for the eyes, and they pool water up around the brim. This had to be nothing but pure style of the day. I think they look cool though.

I’m kind of a hat junkie and have dozens of them. While I might not wear this one on date night, it makes a pretty neat display piece.

Jeff offers dozens of styles, multitudes of colors, and different materials and finishes. If you want one in Captain Morgan red he can hook you up. Maybe you prefer Captain Barbosa’s style, he’s your man.

You can find Jeff at his website

Or on his Facebook page

I’m not being compensated in any way. I just think Jeff is a nice guy, and very talented. If you need one of these for your next display booth, tell Jeff I said hi.


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40 responses to “Do you need a pirate hat?

  1. bunnyhabit

    Wearing a different hat attracts different people toward you for sure. Sometimes changes my personality

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  2. Love the hat. Now I’m curious if it was all style or had some function.

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  3. These are so cool. Thanks for the links. His work is impressive.

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  4. That hat is awesome. (The stands are pretty cool, too.) 😎

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  5. Awesome hat, Craig. You should post a picture of you wearing it.

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  6. I stuck Captain Jack’s link on my facebook page, it’s too good not to share πŸ™‚

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  7. I love that hat, Craig! Well done on making a good start. Those almost 4,000 words are a good achievement. Best of luck with your writing and have a lovely week πŸ™‚

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  8. Great hat, Craig. I can see why you like it.

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  9. How cool!! And what a great hat! If I am ever in need of a unique hat, I’ll visit Jeff’s website!

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  10. I poked around Jeff’s website. Very colorful and full of character. He did an excellent job with your hat.

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  11. That is indeed an impressive hat! Can he do witch hats?

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  12. Oh my gosh! I’ve never seen your skull hat stands before. Add a pirate hat..and wow! What neat inspiration for your books and your office!

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  13. I do not need or want a pirate hat, but I like that I know a guy who knows a guy if someone needs or wants a pirate hat πŸ™‚

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  14. Everyone needs at least one. πŸ˜€

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  15. It looks so authentic! Maybe if I wore one, my wordcount would go up, lol. Love the skulls it sits on.

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  16. this is so awesome!! everyone needs a pirate hat πŸ™‚

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  17. You could definitely do POD. Since Jeff is so good with hats, he may be able to come up with a root monster. I know I would love to have one.

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