Is there a rule that says when you get a new hat, you'll wake up the next morning and see rain pouring down? I am now a two-hat man, having yesterday added a dressy navy blue Christy's Marlborough to my cheap but cheerful dark brown wool-felter. How many people would have worn the new fur felt one anyway when they saw it raining lightly with heavier rain all afternoon in the forecast? Am I just being silly? Surely the new hat will get sprinkled at some point during its life, why not break it in correct right away? For that matter, just how "sprinkled" does a fur felt hat have to get to leave lasting damage? Oh well, the wool felt one is warmer anyway.