Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tiny Hats on Cats

A few weeks ago I got a second kitten. His name is Maxwell, and he's only got three legs. They don't know how he lost his arm, but I assume it was a shark attack, like that surfing girl in Hawaii.

I've been making tiny hats for him out of construction paper, because I don't know what else to do with all this damn construction paper. So yeah, I'm not just a writer and illustrator, I'm also a friggin' milliner. Are you jealous of my skills? Are you impressed I know the word milliner? I thought so.

I regularly upload new hats to my Instagram. Gimme a follow!

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So dapper. Ladies don't even notice his gnarly stump leg.

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Gotta catch 'em all bat at them half-heartedly and then take a nap.

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Don't drink the tea, it's full of bugs.

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He's a big fan of Final Fantasy, even though he can't work the controller.

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Pepper was feeling left out. She ate the tiara afterwards. Rude.

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Unlike the original pilgrims, he brought the natives a half dead mouse
instead of pox blankets.

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Arrrrrrr.

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I don't actually know his birthday, but whatever.
Like he even knew what was going on.

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Ugh, Maxwell. Cultural appropriation is NAGL.

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I had to make sure Pepper still knew she was KWEEN.

172 comments:

  1. So well done and adorable! <3

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    1. You are really talented. Awesome, imaginative little paper hats.

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  2. I love that you take selfies with your kitty in your bathroom :)

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  3. Thems are two handsome kids you got there. ;-)

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  4. These are the best hats EVERRRRRRRRR

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  5. It wasn't until I came to the picture of a man and a cat did I realize this was from Books of Adam and not The Bloggess.

    Thanks Digg Reader for making me forget how to notice things like titles and authors!

    Oh, and you are one skilled tiny hat maker!

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  6. I think you need to make more hats and sell them to me. My cat Ramona would rock these.

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  7. As the owner of a three legged cat and a princess cat, I commend you on your cat selections.

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  8. I'm a bit disappointed you aren't calling yourself the mad catter or the catter hatter or something along those lines. I am, however, extremely impressed with the tiny hats on cats. You should totally sell them.

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  9. the freya hat is the best had. It even comes with a lance!

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  10. If I tried this with my cats, they would revolt and eat my face. Maybe I should tell them there are three-legged cats in New York who are GRATEFUL to wear little paper hats.

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  11. If you were willing to sell cat hats, I would totally buy some. My fabby tabby four NEED HATS!!! :)

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  12. I love the Link cap and the Scot's hat (which would be great for hitting the links!).

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  13. I love the Link cap and the Scot's hat (which would be great for hitting the links!).

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  14. This burned out the cuteness receptors in my brain.

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  15. This is the best thing I have seen today. But Mr/ 3 legs needs a pork pie hat, a goatee and shades to rock the Breaking Bad look. Also, I would need dangerous amounts of drugs to do this to ANY of my cats.

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  16. You are entirely too good at making tiny construction paper hats for cats. Too good.

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  17. That Freya reference is superb. Playing FF9 now. He is an adorable kitty and should be in a cat calendar for handicap able pussies of the world.
    :)

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  18. I don't think I've ever seen anything so cute.
    Also, damn those construction paper hats are fancy!

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  19. love them all. and i wish my satan kitty was calm enough for hats. he would decimate them and then there would be blood. my blood. also, the fact that most of your recent IGs are kitties... amazeballs.

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  20. The royal wedding hat nearly killed me. Also, dat diploma.

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  21. Those hats are great. I wish I had the free time, to make the hats and have the cats.

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  22. There is something very, very right with you.

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  23. Well played. Very well played. The tam o'shanter was a nice touch.
    Och.

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  24. Oh my gosh! You're so talented! Those hats are beautiful. So are the kittehs.

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  25. I am MOST impressed. Not by the hats, which are adorably tiny but by the fact that Maxwell kept them on his noodle.

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  26. I WANT THOSE HATS. You should put a tutorial! Or patterns! PLEASE

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  27. Oh my god, the sailor moon tiara... These are so well crafted, I can't believe it. You must have put a lot of experience into your crafting skills.

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  28. Fezzes are cool. :)

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  29. Diploma: throwing kitty litter all over the God damn place
    Haha esp loved the mock princess/duchess hat, and pepper's first

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  30. can you get me a membership on filepile org, the blue and orange one. cmon and turn the orange tide for me

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  31. Easily my favorite thing on the interweb right now.

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  32. He is a very handsome kitten, isn't he? I guess it's easier to photograph a cat avec hat when said cat is in repose. I would like it if you could share some pics of Maxwell's feisty kitten antics, just to prove that three legs are as good as four. This post made me smile! Thank you!

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  33. Okay; clearly you have a secret life as a milliner for paper dolls. Those hats are freaking awesome.
    Cute kitties. You need a Nelson hat for Maxwell. Or Captain Hook.

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  34. you're awesome. maxwell is SO cute! especially when in the shot where he's sporting the scottish/golfer pom-pom beret with his wide eyes.

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  35. Totally photoshopped though.

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  36. You are amazing. This post just made my entire day. (I had a three-legged cat once; it was her back left leg that was missing, though. It was amputated because of cancer.)

    Your kittens are amazing! (And I totally want to see more hats. Please.)

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  37. This is amazing! The hats are great but that kitty is absolutely adorable - I want to kiss that kitty!!! Kudos to you for giving a 3 legged kitty a home...most people would just walk by and call that cat defective but I'll bet he is the most loving, sweet kitty around!

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  38. I can't really figure out which is cuter, Maxwell or the Fabulous Cat Hatter. Hmmm...

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  39. Are you married? Have a girlfriend? I want to date you, you awesome guy!!! :)

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  40. What the hell, you're really good at tiny paper hats! I love paper art. I'm so impressed. Also, adorable kittens. Yes yes.

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  41. These are so awesome! I can't even cut a straight line, let alone build dozens of cute little hats for lazy cats lol

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  42. This just made my day. Thanks for being an awesome human being and having an equally awesome cat who is a natural model!

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  43. I have a three legged cat! She thinks she's the only one so I'll have to let her know she isn't alone.

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  44. I think your hats have gone viral and you'll have to sell them on etsy now (happy place sent me).

    This must be the cutest and most creative thing I've seen in ages!
    Would you give your cats a hug on my behalf?
    And yourself, too, if you like.

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  45. These hats are awesome! I tried to make a birthday hat for my Cat Dezi and I had to wait until he was asleep to get him to let it remain on his noggin! And by the way, it paled in comparison to your creations. Keep up the beautiful work!

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  46. I tried putting a hat on my puppy, but I think hats are a fashion trend more appreciated by cats, cause I couldn't get the little critter from chewing on it. Puppies are so picky when it comes to clothing. Anyway, needless to say it was entertaining to watch this fashion show for felines, you crazy, awesome cat-man!

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  47. Someone from 9gag "borrowed" your post.

    http://9gag.com/gag/amXYggV

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  48. I especially like the little nurse cap and the pirate's hat. Thanks for sharing these

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  49. And he manages to retain his dignity even while looking silly. Most cats (much less kittens!) would not put up with being dressed up. He and Pepper must be awfully mellow or you caught them when they were drowsy.

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  50. So cute I must share! Thanks for the smiles!

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  51. Two cats? You life as a bachelor is complete.

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    1. Literally millions of couples and families have cats.

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  52. I love these so much it hurts. Love love love.

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  53. Excellent job indeed! Compliments. I mentioned this on my blog. :-)

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  54. Dear Sir! You and your hatted cats are beautiful! Please move to Germany! :)

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  55. Absolutely adorable! If I could have a couple of those hats for my cats...

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  56. Those are some serious construction paper-cutting skills. I'm pretty sure I failed that in Kindergarten, and still would today. What really impresses me is the fact your cats stayed perfectly still. No way that would work on my rat terrier. PS-I laughed out loud at the pink Duchess hat.

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  57. That is the cutest thing. Every kitty (and all other creatures) deserves love. And a paper crown! :)

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  58. Your little tabby and white is missing a front leg, isn't he! I had a kitty who lost a rear leg. She could still MOVE............

    Love these pictures. How about Little Hats on Tard??

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  59. Everybody missed the carpet. Sea turtles?!?!
    Now please excuse me while I look up "milliner" in the dictionary.

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  60. OK. You my friend, are a nut. I approve.

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  61. These are so cute : )

    Terri P

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  62. These are wonderful, though cat milliner may not look impressive on a resume. I'd hire you to make construction paper hats for my cat, though he'd probably eat it and then throw it up in displeasure

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  63. These are wonderful, though cat milliner may not look impressive on a resume. I'd hire you to make construction paper hats for my cat, though he'd probably eat it and then throw it up in displeasure

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  64. I miss your old posts.

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  65. How exactly does a three-legged cat bat at something in any capacity without falling over?

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  66. You have officially gone bat-shit crazy.

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  68. :D Thank you for making my day happier :D

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  69. I also have a three legged cat, but he lost his to a T-Rex.

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  70. Soooo cute!! What a beautiful kitty! (both of them...love the black kitties too!)

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  71. these hats are pretty damn impressive. I've lost the ability to even make one of those newspaper-actually-just-a-paper-boat-turned-upside-down-hats.

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  73. Good post, thanks. I also had a three legged cat years ago.

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  74. I have a three legged beagle. I love her to death but I often forget she has three legs. Does this happen with you and Maxwell? Or I forget all dogs don't have three legs and when I pet them I wonder why there isn't a little nub.

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  77. PLEASE make him a black mage's hat! :D

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  78. Adam, you are so damn creative. Love you cats and their hats! Miss you. Hope all is well for you in NY.

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  79. Your paper-hat making skills are amazing.
    I kind of freaked when I saw the Freya hat because that hat looks AMAZING!

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  80. Dude - what the hell are you doing?

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  81. Psssst. It looks like you forgot to photoshop the reflection of the first hat onto the table. ;) I see you fixed some of the others though.

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  82. Oh god just saw your latest on Instagram...more dee and cher hats please.

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  85. I'm looking forward to seeing the Halloween hat choice!

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  86. It's so funny man:) I guess you too like caps. For me New Era NE201 is enough.

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  87. This was a most excellent start to my day. Points for the Sailor Moon/princess tiara. And for adopting a three legged cat others would have passed on. You're a good person!

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  90. Are you not doing this blog anymore?

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  95. He has descended into the internet abyss of taking pictures of cats with tiny hats. Only God knows if he shall ever return to us with his mind in tact.

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  96. My routine every day:

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  98. awe! Your tripod kitty looks a LOT like mine. https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/374500_10201126933195110_1769219459_n.jpg

    Lovely hats :)

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  99. After years of reading this blog and then buying the book I see you're obviously not coming back. I understand that you've sought greener pastures writing Cracked.com-esque articles for Buzzfeed but it's just not the same. Le sigh...

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  103. I. MISS. YOUR. BLOG. POSTS! :(
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  105. Peek-a-boo. Where are you? Your posts are being missed!

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  106. Guy writes a book and forgets about the little people who reads his blog.. Typical.

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  107. remember when Adam used to draw? And when he was skinny? I guess him still being in the closet is still consistent?

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  108. Well, six months in, I guess we are to assume that this blog is dead. Too bad, it was my favorite one by far.

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  109. Its 2014, where are youuuu?

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  110. wow you really did become a crazy cat lady. with instagram. and tumblr. and other boring hipster stuff.. where is the humour duuude?? POST SOMETHING* YOU HIPSTER CRAZY CAT LADY

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  119. Wow! These are amazing! You are one creative dude and its nice to see how much time you have dedicated to making your 3-legged companion special :) I love the diploma lol. My cat does that too all the time. Maybe its time I award him one of those too hehe.

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  120. Very cute, very unique hats, they make lovely cat becomes more. Thanks

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  121. You are one creative dude and its nice to see how much time you have dedicated to making your 3-legged companion special :) I love the diploma lol.

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