Photo Friday: Felt Hats

Window Display of Felt Hats in Istanbul
Window Display of Felt Hats in Istanbul

When you are really stuck for an activity, window shopping can be just as interesting for kids as it is for adults. Istanbul's felt making tradition makes for some interesting window displays, including this window full of felt hats. I wonder what dress-up games the kids were imagining as they checked them out.

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  1. Jen on June 3, 2010 at 6:07 p.m.

    I am really enjoying your pictures and stories so far from your trip. I don't know how you got your kids away from the hats...I don't know if I could have gotten them to leave without trying some hats on!!

  2. Mara Gorman on June 3, 2010 at 7:32 p.m.

    I agree with Jen - and I have a feeling a couple would have come home with us!

  3. Margo on June 3, 2010 at 9:29 p.m.

    those hats are so enticing. I want to try them on! And I love how mesmerized your kids are :)

  4. Sonia on June 3, 2010 at 9:40 p.m.

    I love that there are two totally different takes on Colonial Williamsburg this week! :)

  5. Debbie on June 3, 2010 at 11:16 p.m.

    I have no idea why they didn't ask to go inside and try on those hats. Perhaps they were too busy enjoying the fresh squeezed OJ in those cups ;)

  6. Kerry on June 4, 2010 at 3:31 a.m.

    great shot -- and great reminder, too, about window shopping with kids. always something to see and talk about.

  7. Lucia on June 4, 2010 at 6:15 a.m.

    I am a sucker for felted things...good thing we didn't see that store window during our trip.

  8. Pet Friendly Hotel on June 4, 2010 at 9:33 a.m.

    Those hats are really cool and the picture is also nice :)

  9. Heather on her travels on June 4, 2010 at 1 p.m.

    Those hats are more authentic if you wanted a dressing up souvenir than the cheap nylon belly dancer outfits they sell in bazaar for adults and children

  10. karing for kids on June 6, 2010 at 10:39 p.m.

    love your pictures. cute hats. :)

  11. Flights to Johannesburg on June 7, 2010 at 4:09 a.m.

    Beautiful hats,i wish i could try those hats on.