Man Fashions Fabulously Tiny Hats for Toad Who Visits His Porch Every Day

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Chris Newsome never expected that he'd be a milliner of toad hats, but last year he found himself fashioning them for a little friend living under the porch of his home. After first noticing the creature one summer night, he didn’t think much of it. But once the toad came back again and again, Newsome logically concluded that he “needed a hat” and decided to “help the little guy out.”

Newsome documented his creative process on Imgur, including tips about materials he used. “Foam paper seemed like a toad-friendly material,” he explains. Using the lightweight substance and a little glue, Newsome produced a fabulous pink top hat. It was a perfect fit, but lacked a finishing touch. He then added a bright feather and monocle for the little creature.

While many would stop there (or never even start), Newsome kept with this unusual accessories line. He produced a baseball cap as well as a cowboy hat that's complete with a lasso. Every time, the amphibian friend was a good sport, rocking the creations with a fashionable aloofness. The same couldn’t be said, however, for Newsome’s dog named Daisy, who looked skeptical—at best—by his handiwork.

Chris Newsome found this little toad that visited his porch each night.

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He logically concluded that the little guy “needed a hat,” so he crafted a series of fabulous toad hats for him.

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The amphibian was a good sport and rocked them all.

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Newsome's dog, Daisy, was not as pleased with his handiwork.

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Chris Newsome: Imgur
h/t: [The Dodo]

All images via Chris Newsome.

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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