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As you might know, a few days ago, Rick sent me a link to a winter hat and asked me my thoughts.

And I, in a very subtle loving way, told him HELL NO.

So he bought the hat.

For those of you who are incredibly perceptive, this hat is slightly different from the link he sent but it still had the same Caught-In-A-Montana-Blizzard charm.

Since Rick is still a bit undecided about the hat, we decided the mama bird readers can decide if he keeps it.

If you think he should keep it, please clarify the hat’s role from the following options:

1. So fabulous and chic, it should be worn year round. Because sometimes high fashion means having a sweaty head.

2. An everyday winter hat (like with a suit, while Rick commutes on the train, where other people will see him).

3. Only for extreme snow emergencies.

Results will be announced next week!

53 Responses to the readers decide: should rick keep the hat?

  • Brandi says:

    That hat has to go. If you’re going to do the furry hat ridiculousness, you have to go all the way. And that fur is so the wrong color for his complexion.

  • Dana says:

    I’ll say this. If that hat is the worst problem you have with him….then you have it made. If it isn’t….deal with the important stuff first.

  • Emily says:

    I choose door #1. Make him wear it ALL. THE. TIME. He’ll get sick of it and eventually ditch it.

    Unfortunately, my own sidekick has one of those. It was “lost in the move” this summer and he is sad. I am not.


    • Laura says:

      Oooh. I LOVE the subtle technique of “losing stuff in the move”. I’ve used that method a couple of times myself. Kelcey, you have a move coming up; that might work for you. Let him get it; then “lose it in the move” back to your newly renovated house!

  • Honest Mum says:

    Can I say none of the above? I instantly thought how handsome he looked, the hat frames his face, emphasising his eyes. If he was my husband, I’d say where it on a weekend. Providing it’s cold enough. Commute to work with that is just wrong.

  • Becky says:

    3. It makes me think of the fake rat fur hat Elaine had to buy when she was running the J Peterman company, to replace the real one George left at his ex-girlfriend’s house.

  • Ash says:

    I vote a 3-. That means primarily for snow emergencies but it would be allowable on a day where Rick is just not feeling the suit!

  • Lanie says:

    No hat. Sorry Rick – if Kelc uses the word Montana to describe something it is never good. Has Chase tried on the hat? Or, maybe it could go with Dylan’s collection of things under her bed? xoxo

  • Lauren says:

    Commuting to the city can be cold and sometimes being warm is more important! I would go with #2 & #3. If he wears it a lot he might make it a #1 and then everyone will be wearing them ;).

  • E says:

    I cannot for the life of me figure out what they stuck the fur on top of the visor and ear flaps. How does it add any warming power there? Makes me wonder whether this hat is really designed for a dead of winter storm. Which is, coincidentally, the only time he should wear it.

  • Teresa says:

    WOW. Where is the love. I like the hat. Kindof quirky. But I do agree, it doesn’t match his coloring. I think it would still work for commuting. Year around is just plain wrong.

  • Amanda says:

    Definitely keep it as an everyday hat! I have one very similar to it (as well as many others) and I find that it’s the best at keeping me warm on the commute.

  • This hat is PERFECT for digging up avalanche victims and/or chasing yeti. I would suggest that he wrap it up and keep it in a very safe place, so that he has it on hand just in case one of those two situations pops up.

  • Allison T. says:

    Tell Rick he can wear the hat when you wear that union suit/pajama thingy you once posted about. Or, better yet, tell him to only wear the hat when HE’S wearing those pajamas. They somehow seem to go together.

  • Chelle says:

    I’m with Jodie. Burn it. That hat shouldn’t even come out for snow emergencies. What were those people thinking that designed it? Oh, right. There are people like Rick who will buy it! That’s right!

    If he HAS to keep it, only in severe blizzards when no one can actually see through the heavy snow. Like at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

  • franny says:

    If “THAT PERSON” sat next to me on the train, I would move my seat. Just sayin’….very FARGO, I’m gonna stuff you into a wood-chipper-ish. Sorry Rick, you know I love you, and I DO like those kinda’ hats, but somehow this one is wrong….color?…..shape?….visor?…. ratt?…it just misses.

  • Kelsey says:

    I do not like the Diesel Mohawk hat at all.
    I’d opt for something more classic and rugged instead of so metro. This other hat seems ok but it looks like a little overdesigned as well. Nothing better than a warm comfy hat though!

  • Nancy in Montana says:

    It’s not so bad. Really. Or maybe I’ve just been caught in one too many Montana blizzards so I’m a tad jaded. But I would say #3 is the best options for use of the hat. Now as an aside, can I just say how much your 2 oldest girls look like Rick? That picture is proof positive that they’re not a product of an afternoon tryst with the mailman or pool boy or someone like that, unless that was Rick’s job back then. Come to think of it, I can easily see that hat on a mailman. Pool boy? Not so much.

  • Erin says:

    It’s too creeper to keep. I expect to find him in my bushes, watching me in my house, with an axe.
    Never, ever should such a hat be worn by a man who doesn’t live in his mother’s basement.

  • Julie says:

    I think you should let him keep the had, but may I suggest a monthly dose of flea control? With all that fur it is bound to trap a few vermin. That may be something he should consider before wearing it!

  • gina says:

    Well…..I gotta say it’s better than the mohawk hat. The kids in our junior high are into these hats….guess men just never grow up!

    Let him wear it if it makes him happy. You can always act like you don’t know him:)

  • johanna says:

    Those fuzz balls on the outside at the ears are just kinda scary…like a live animal or something. If you can chop those off, then keep the hat for snow emergency ONLY…otherwise…return! Hope he had free shipping πŸ™‚

  • Beth says:

    Ummmmm…sorry Rick, but Hell to the NO!!! Especially if I am seeing little furry ears sticking out the side??? He’s too handsome to hide behind/under that hat! Please please please SEND IT BACK! πŸ™‚

  • barb sigel says:

    It looks like he is wearing my cat. On the other hand, he is still very handsome. Few could pull that off. Whatever makes him happy.

  • Sarah says:

    I like the concept, but the hat itself? How do I say this delicately….those fur bits on the side look a bit like hamsters, and I’m getting more of a Justin Bieber vibe than rugged outdoor man. If you want the look of a fur hat that’s cool and outdoorsy at the same time, you could try the one I got for my husband last year, a real viking hat made in Iceland…I recommend the brown one, and it’s less structured than the picture makes it look, and you’ll definitely be the only one in town with one:

  • Emily says:

    I am between 2 or 3. When I initially look at the hat, I am opposed to it. But, if I keep staring at it, I don’t think it’s so bad. I guess it could grow on me.

  • Zaydie says:

    So that’s what happened to my hat. Good thing you’re loved at home.Wear it for special occasions,like when you want to be alone.

  • Sarah says:

    I am apparently in the minority when I say it’s fine. It’s just a hat…I don’t see what the big deal is. Those things are crazy warm, and that is the entire purpose of a winter hat. My husband has way more ridiculous hats.

  • Jackie says:

    bwahahaha ok… Adorable. I was one who wanted to see the hat on him. I got my wish. ahhh funny. Now he can return that sucker! Although it does look warm. I guess I vote #3.

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