The many hats of Madeleine

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Well hello there. How was your weekend? Madeleine has a confession to make: she is going through a hat fixation.

It's a serious obsession. The second she wakes up, her hand flies to her head to check for a hat. Perhaps it helps her feel secure and warm, since she has made it to the ripe old age of one and still doesn't have all that much in the way of hair.

If she's not already wearing a hat, she'll crawl around until she finds one and then hold it up to the nearest adult for us to put it on her. In moments of particular personal urgency, Madeleine will wear two or even three hats, one on top of the other.

Recently I took some photographs to record this strange obsession, so that I can show her when she's older. This is just a selection of Madeleine's hat collection. There are more, left behind at friends' places, in shopping centres, on footpaths...

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