straw hatsSan Miguel residents wear lots of Straw Hats.

Some wear Straw Hats for fashion and some wear Straw Hats to ward off the sun.

The Straw Hat is almost a clothing requirement to live in San Miguel.

But San Miguel is full people who want to be individuals and make their hat a selection a statement about who they are.  There is almost a competitive quality to it.

too many hats3Either indecision or a need to be diffferent can cause San Miguel residents to push the Hat Envelop.
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And then there are the aliens whose hats are transponders with the mother ship
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