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To refuse my 10 year old boy to wear hat with Pom Pom and plaits?

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fullcircleagain Sun 09-Nov-14 18:18:39

Dh has just come back with a hat for my 10 year old son. It has plaits and a Pom Pom (Peruvian style). I laughed my head off and grabbed the receipt. Dh tells me to get with the times. Really!!!???? He looks ridiculous. Reality check please.

NorwaySpruce Sun 09-Nov-14 18:20:53

My 11 year old son has a hat that sounds a lot like that.

Embrace your inner Peruvian hippy.

What is your issue exactly? Does your son like it?

QTPie Sun 09-Nov-14 18:21:51

What does your son say? If he likes it and wants to wear it, then why not? Either he will be with the in crowd by wearing it or he will soon decide it is a bad idea...

annielouisa Sun 09-Nov-14 18:22:04

Is it the kind that skate boarders wear? I think they are kind of in fashion for boys as well as girls.

usualsuspect333 Sun 09-Nov-14 18:22:14

Does your son want to wear it?

If he does,then let him.

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Sun 09-Nov-14 18:22:36

It's a hat.

If the worst thing he wears by the time he's 22 is a silly hat, that's a win in my book.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 09-Nov-14 18:23:09

I'm pretty sure my 15 year old son has something similar. He also has a yellow pokemon hat, a bowler hat and a top hat (there's a fez around the house somewhere). What's wrong with his hat, exactly? If he likes it and it keeps his head warm then there's no issue to be honest.

Mrsjayy Sun 09-Nov-14 18:23:12

Loads of kids and adults wear those hats boys and girls im with you though they look ridiculous my girls had them last year I was hmm , does your son like it

AlwaysHoldingOnToStars Sun 09-Nov-14 18:23:31

They're cool. I'd let my boys wear one if they wanted. Seen plenty of kids wearing them round here - of both sexes.

Haggisfish Sun 09-Nov-14 18:24:00


LadySybilLikesCake Sun 09-Nov-14 18:24:34

Be grateful he's not walking around with a baseball hat perched on his head and his jeans falling down his arse to show his pants <shudders>

skylark2 Sun 09-Nov-14 18:26:07

That style of hat always has plaits at the bottom of the earflaps, doesn't it?

DS has one - it's his favourite. Not sure what the issue is.

CrunchieFeeling Sun 09-Nov-14 18:26:09

Yabu. They're great at keeping wars warm...

DoughnutSelfie Sun 09-Nov-14 18:27:21


so what if YOU think he looks "ridiculous" - you don't have to wear it

Give your head a wobble eh

turdfairynomore Sun 09-Nov-14 18:27:25

My DS17 wears one like that-though also has his trouser waistband at nearly crotch level, so I wouldn't base my fashion sense entirely on his choices!!!

DixieNormas Sun 09-Nov-14 18:28:31

Ds2 would love that, he walked around all summer in a lether jacket and a bowler type hat that lit up when you pressed a button.

Lady ds1 wore exactly that for about a year when he was 15 sad

magpiegin Sun 09-Nov-14 18:29:18

Surely at age 10 he gets to choose?

PurplePidjin Sun 09-Nov-14 18:29:54

Does it keep his head warm? Does he like it?

Hats don't seem to have done Mario Balotelli any harm hmm

bloodyteenagers Sun 09-Nov-14 18:30:36

Why do you get to veto the hat. Who made you boss? Why is it not an acceptable choice for headway that his father chose for him?
The most important thing is, does your ds like it? That's all that counts. Doesn't matter if you think it looks ridiculous, you are not the one wearing it.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 09-Nov-14 18:31:45

My son would think that he's a "spiffing gent", Dixie. I think ds was born in the wrong era. Bowler hat with lights sounds fab!

I'm fairly sure we have a hat with multi coloured fake dreadlocks (fabric strips with knots at the ends) and one with coloured spiky triangles. Can't have too many hats grin

DixieNormas Sun 09-Nov-14 18:32:04

Oh you dont mean actual plats that look like hair!

We have loads of them, the 11 year old wore them alot in year 5 and 6. They are perfectly fine

MissMarplesBloomers Sun 09-Nov-14 18:32:22

They are def in....get with the times mother as your DH says, & don't forget he'll come up with some much more ridiculous outfits/ headgear on years to come so I hope you'll not be so dismissive. It makes them worse honestly.

Best thing you can do to put them off is say you love it grin

fullcircleagain Sun 09-Nov-14 18:34:13

Ds was with dh when they bought it. He has no interest whatsoever and would go to school with a saucepan on his head. He looks slightly nerdy anyway but this hat �� makes him look, well...... Oh well, looks like I'm old-fashioned from all these speedy replies!! Thanks everyone.

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 09-Nov-14 18:37:25

Are you afraid it is a bit 'girly' and that he is going to 'catch the gay' or get teased?

Tallypet Sun 09-Nov-14 18:39:06

Oh hell! I just bought one for DS (3yrs) and me today confused I must be naff now blush grin
I liked them because they looked nice and way better than a boring beanie hat.
I do draw the line at those animal face hats that have the long dangly paws

YABU because I thought I was cool and now I'm not sobs tears into peruvian pom pom hat

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