Here’s the perfect headgear when the forecast calls for brainstorms: the Thinking Cap. From Holiday Matinee, a blog for creative inspiration, the cap is embroidered so that everyone can see you’re giving your brain a workout. Yeah, Holiday Matinee as a whole looks a bit too hip for me, and at $22 the Thinking Cap isn’t super cheap. But maybe I could plop this on my daughter’s head when she complains that something is too hard to figure out: “Here. Put on the thinking cap and give it another shot.”
Holiday Matinee sent me a sample to try on. It’s pretty nice: a 5-panel, adjustable cap in black with stark white lettering. The strap in the back is nylon with a clip, and it’s fairly long so the hat can fit a range of noggins. (The loose tail tucks into the hat so it’s not dangling, but here you can see how long it is.)
After I got it, I started wondering if my kids were actually familiar with the phrase “put on your thinking cap.” Do teachers still say that? (Answer: my kids say “no,” but they’d heard the phrase before.)
At any rate, wear this hat and maybe you’ll feel just a little bit brighter. Or at least more hip. (Just be warned: people may expect more from you while wearing this hat.)
To pick up a Thinking Cap for yourself, visit the Holiday Matinee store.