Hatpins

About a million years ago, I used to watch, in horrified fascination, as my grandmother used to skewer her head with a pearl tipped hatpin as she got ready to go out. I resolved that I was never going to wear hats, as I would not be able to take the pain of sticking them to my head with pointy needles! Eventually, I figured out that the pins don’t actually go into your skull – but I never really picked up the hat habit. However, hatpins aren’t merely relics of a bygone age. Hats are back in vogue, and you …