September 12


Wack Hats For Cats


More cat hat madness at

I just discovered a Japanese website featuring a slightly demonic black cat, who demonstrates just how rewarding cat hat tatting can be. This foxy feline has trained his human servant to turn out ever more seasonal and powerful headgear, so year-round, he can infiltrate the ranks of noble samurai, visiting aliens, innocent bunnies, floral arrangements, o-mikoshi carriers, one-horned, oni demons, watermelons, and Boys’ Day carp flags. Be afraid, humans. Be very afraid.

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