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I own a lot of hats. And I mean a LOT. I've lost mnay hats over the years- left on trains, in hotel rooms, in pubs after one too many beers but still, I have a truly stupid number of hats.

While trying to find my Chicago Cubs hat today, I decided to do an inventory of my hats. Just to see quite how out of hand my obsession is. So here, broken down by hat type, is my hat inventory

England Cricket Team, bought in 2003-ish, at an England v Zimbabwe test match in Chester le Street

Australian flag with Fosters Logo- obtained by drinking five bottles of fosters ice on Australia Day in Lancaster Walkabout
Union Flag- Don;t remember how I got this one.

Black Corduroy Trilby- my first trilby, can't remember why I bought it, or from where, but it is my default poker hat, and my "going out" hat when I have long hair.
Pinstripe trilby, bought from Debenhams to go with my suit for a wedding in 2011
White trilby- bought from Blue Inc to match a white suit c.2009

A black Porkpie hat from H&M, my "going out" hat when I have short hair (hat too tight to wear over long hair)

Classical black New York Yankees Bronx-style hat
Blue beanie with Lancaster City logo- the non-league football team I support
Dark blue beanie with Gillingham FC logo- the team my Grandmother and later grandfather used to go and watch, and whom I once watched while very, very cold on Boxing Day protected from the elements by the hat
Heart of Midlothian FC- another purchase on a very, very cold boxing day

A navy blue military style cap with the logo of Australian band THE CAT EMPIRE on it. A replacement for a previous hat, a green version of the same, which I left on a train.

BASEBALL CAPS (football teams) (3)
Everton FC- the Premier League football team I support
Lancaster City FC- as above.
FC Cartagena- Spanish third division football team. A friend went to watch them a few months ago while on holiday, and boguht me the hat as a present. I actually own shares in another Spanish third division football team, Real Oviedo, but do not, as yet, own one of their hats.

BASEBALL CAPS (cricket teams) (6)
Worcestershire CCC- a green cap with brown peak, and the club logo on the front
Worcestershire Royals- the same team, but with their snazzy nickname for one day cricket. Black cap with ROYALS written in gold on the front, and gold trim on the peak.
England- A navy blue cap with red trim, and the England Cricket Board logo on the front. Bought at the Oval in 2011.
West Indies- I've always had a soft sport for the West Indies, and I love their badge featuring stumps on a desert island. On this hat, the badge is mounted on a simple maroon background.
Netherlands- I love the fact that the Dutch play cricket, and back in 2003 was desperate to find a Dutch cricket shirt or hat online. i didn't find one then, but stumbled on a cap from the 2009 T20 on eBay a couple of years back, and snapped it up. Bright orange. And I mean BRIGHT
Australia- As bright a yellow as the Dutch one is orange, it's a cap from the 1999 World Cup bought in a Llandudno sports shop, and is the oldest hat in my current collection.

BASEBALL CAPS (other sports) (3)
Team GB olympic cap- purchased in the shop at Wimbledon while attending the 2012 Olympic tennis. White with blue/red/blue adidas stripe on the peak, and team badge and olympic logo on the front
Carolina Hurricanes Ice Hockey- Souvenir from a game I attended in 2009 in Raleigh, NC between the Hurricanes and the NY Rangers. Black with red trim.
US Open Tennis- bought this one at Flushing Meadow when I went to the 2007 US Open. off white
NY Knicks basketball- bought when I went to a game at madison Square Garden in january last year, blue with orange trim.

BASEBALL CAPS (actually baseball teams)

My favourite of my hats are the baseball caps, all souvenirs of games I've been to.

NEW YORK YANKEES: I have two, both with the classic interlocking NY badge. one navy blue and fitted, the other khaki and adjustable. The first bought at new Yankee Stadium in 2010, the second from the Old Stadium in 2007.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS: The only time I've ever been in the same stadium as a serving head of state. Barack Obama threw out first pitch, emaning I had to go through airport style security to get in. After the scanners though, was a man from GEICO giving out sponsored elasticated caps, which saved me some money. red,w ith a stylised W on the front, and the GEICO logo on the back.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES: I went to two matches when I was in Philadelphia and, given you can't bring cheesesteaks back on a flight, the red adjustable cap with the slogan PHILLIES 1883 PHILADELPHIA is the best souvenir I have of the trip

Hat Inventory

Post 2

McKay The Disorganised

I also adopt hats - I have over the years had numerous leather ones that have eventually disintegrated, though I still have 2 currently (Cowboy style) 2 caps, 1 trilby, 1 fez, 1 Turkish smoking hat, (round, red, 2 foot tassel.) A Coventry City bobble hat, 2 viking hats, a blue and white top hat with flashing bobbles, and a panama hat.

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