My mom knit me a hat recently. Yes it has a pom pom on it. I don’t remember when it was that pom poms when out of style, but they’re nowhere. I remember when I was a kid there was one year I wanted a new hat with a pom pom but instead they had this stupid knit ropey sort of thing coming out of the top that I thought looked retarded. I never saw those again.

Despite the comic I have embraced my pom pom hat, besides it covers my ears better than the other hat I have now. I have a problem sometimes finding a hat stretchy enough to cover my ears. Most are too small most of the time.