The Chicago Flower & Garden Show ended this past weekend and while there wasn't much to see for an average gardener like myself, I did like this hat. I've been calling it a gardening hat, but it really is a piece of art designed by Janette Gerber that is TRON meets the Red Hat Society. It is sculpted out of fiberglass and programed LED lighting to change colors. Starting seeds with LED lights is a big trend right now, especially among younger gardeners, and I wouldn't be surprised if we see garden clothing and tools embedded with LED lights.
Here's a video from my gardening channel on YouTube so you can see this botanical themed hat in action. Two more photographs of the hat changing colors below the video.
I would rock the hell out of a crazy hat that lights like this and changed colors while I was gardening at night. Imagine if your garden tools had embedded LED lights. Losing your tools in the garden would be a thing of the past because you could go out at night and watch them glowing in the darkness like a lighting bug signalling for a mate. It's too bad they exhibited this hat at the show this year because the theme for next year's Chicago Flower & Garden Show is Hort Couture, where this hat would bee right at home.