I am a life-long hat wearer—in babyhood I donned a puffy bonnet worthy of the Victorians; in adolescence I experimented (unsuccessfully) with a beret worn at a jaunty angle. Now, in adulthood, I've been known to wear anything from a trucker cap to a cloche. Putting on a hat is a transformative act, sometimes bold, sometimes subtle, but one that allows you, for a time, to try on a different persona—and maybe even perspective. That's why I'm proclaiming 2011 the new heyday of the hat! Hope you find one, or more, on the previous pages that suits you.