Bobble hats - wtf?

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by campanula, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Has the population devolved to 6year olds or something? I admit to never having worn a bobble hat in my entire life - not as an infant and not even during that blessedly short period of football fanning back in the 80s...and yet this winter, here they are, being worn by adults, without even an ironic smirk. I love hats, and have many of them, but can't help feeling that the population of GB has now fatally rubbished our once proud hat wearing tradition.
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  3. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Bobble hats have been 'a thing' for years now.

    They're good, granddad. Calm down :)
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    This weekend I've seen people wearing them in lincoln, louth, grimsby and cleethorpes

    They all seemed happy enough
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  6. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    A friend knitted me one for Christmas a few years ago. Not really my thing (though I do like a woolly hat) but I wear it when I see her.
  7. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I blame the hipsters :mad:
  8. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    They really have become ubiquitous this winter. No other hat is permitted to exist.
    And they have to have the tail of a dead animal on them. Who the fuck wants that? Even if it is fake, just why, god, why? :mad:
  9. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    I love them, I’ve worn them for years. I’ve got a mustard one with a knitted bobble and a black one with a fake fur bobble.
    They’re warm, can be shoved in my bag and suit me. I shall continue to enjoy them.
  10. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I like them. I've 3.
    All Aran black one navy and one cream. They have a knitted bobble on top. Not a ridiculously big bobble but just a nice wee one.
    They've been really handy this winter.
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  11. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    The bobbles are getting bigger too.
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  12. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Yes, basically.:(
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  13. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Joyless old farts.
  14. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Hang on, is the bobble not just a pompom? Never heard of animal tail/ knitted bobbles. :hmm:
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  15. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    Do they do them with chin straps, I keep getting my none bobble hats blown of and into puddles of mud/the sea
  16. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    remember wearing a bobble slouch hat for 2 years solid whilst growing out his hair for the first time

    not so much fun
  17. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    Yeah I meant wool pompom not knitted.
  18. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Was just wondering if there was some new bobble technology I was unaware of. :)
  19. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    It’s a serious problem. Look what these bobble sporting hipsters are behaving like.

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  20. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Well I normally don't notice stuff like that but had to ride my bike into town (which means paying attention) and I was astonished. We are well over peak baseball cap, my last era of headwear despair and had thought we were moving into a new age of hattish pride and innovation. It's not exactly the hat itself I query (much), just wondering how they have become such a ubiquity.

    although a bobble?
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018
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  21. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    There is. A faux fur bobble is very this season, pay attention darling :rolleyes::D
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  22. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

    My faux fur bobble is lush. I like that they’re everywhere now as it gives me more choice. I should buy lots before everyone starts wearing something else.
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  23. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    From here. An article about bobble hat ubiquity. 2016 ;)
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  24. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Many of the faux fur bobbles aren't faux any more. The cheaper the hat, the more likely it is to have actual fur on it, apparently, whatever the label says.
  25. Looby

    Looby Well-Known Member

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  26. onenameshelley

    onenameshelley is Major Morgan's bitch

    I was gonna say moose I shudder everytime i see one on a hat/keychain etc.:(:mad:
  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Not a bobble hat, but I liked this one I spotted recently.

  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Saw a big rasta hat (filled with dreads) with a bobble on it yesterday
    looked a bit like a classic scottish bobble hat (not sure the proper name)
    eta Tam O Shanter
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  29. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    I had forgotten about animal hats - now more convinced than ever, the UK is becoming totally infantilised.

    See Fez's post - have fucked up the quote thingy in (deranged) dismay. I knitted 2 such hats this year...but they were for 5 and 6 year old girls...although I narrowly avoided wearing a knitted pixie hat (gave it to DiL as age appropriate, sort of).
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  30. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    I have a disco balaclava bobble hat :cool:


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