DARAIN HOUSEN HAS not taken off his hat for the last 20 years.
He bathes, he sleeps and does everything possible in it.
It is a perfect fit.
But unlike other hats, his is not made of cloth but from the very hair on his head which is why it cannot be removed.
Housen has been sporting his 'Natural Hat' hairstyle for the last 20 years. The 40-year-old Barber who lives in Somerset, St. Thomas, said he came up with the idea after some of his friends decided to wear hats to a party but he could not find one to wear.
Housen said the morning after the party he clipped the rough edges and then for six months he kept growing the 'peak' but since then he has not made major changes to his 'Hat'.
FLIRT WITH DANGER
The 'hat' has shocked and awed everyone including Policemen, Tourists and Judges. Housen said that he was once stopped by a Policeman while coming from a dance early one morning who insisted that he removed it.
On another occasion Housen said he was ordered by a Judge to take off his 'hat' while on jury duty.
Housen said people from all over the Island have taken photos with him but while he has become quite an attraction he has never charged a fee to touch his hair or have a photo of it taken. There is no doubt about Housen's fame as when THE STAR was searching for him in order to do the interview the team only had to mention 'the man with the hair hat' and we were pointed to where we could find him.
I don't care if it's real or not. It's freakin' hilarious looking!