Adorable Baby Chicks Wear Charming Little Hats

Several years ago, photographer Julie Persons created the project Chicks in Hats with a simple goal–to photograph fluffy baby chicks wearing tiny hats. The series, started in 2012, is as adorable as you might expect. Persons' darling birds model the miniaturized hats, which range in style from formal and fancy to cozy and casual, with a little steampunk thrown in the mix. Regardless of the chicks' sartorial choices, these charming images are certain to make you smile.

The photographer and her animal brood live on a farm just outside of Norridgewock, Maine. Persons' inspiration for Chicks in Hats came from her then seven-year-old daughter, who had tried to accessorize some of the baby birds the family was keeping at home. Persons has taken the idea and ran with it, snapping the photos and turning them into keepsakes like necklaces, lockets, and bobby pins. They are all available to purchase through her Etsy shop.

Julie Persons: Facebook | Tumblr | Etsy

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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