Another giggle: I quote from the hat-inventor's website:
"Granted, not everyone is impressed with the hat. Some of the comments... include, “…but I can’t be the only one who thinks it looks like a hat of giant boils. Yuck.” and “Amen to that! It’s quite hideous. Do people actually wear these?”
I’ve heard the comparison to boils (or severed tentacles) before and hadn’t thought about that until it was pointed out. Ah well. one person’s hat is another person’s mutilated squid."