A Guy is Making Tiny Hats For a TOAD That Visits Him!!

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What do you do if a toad keeps visiting your porch night after night? Well, if you’re Chris Newsome of Alabama, you make it little tiny hats to wear!!

According to BuzzFeed, he started making the hats because he wanted to cheer up a friend’s son who had lost his own toad (are pet toads a thing in Alabama?!). “I decided to enter the world of toad millinery and help the little guy out,” Newsome wrote on Imgur.

Anyway, say hello to the dapper Mr. Toad!


Mr. Toad takes all this hat-wearing business in stride. 

Mr Toad getting a hat

A monocle and a pink feather makes the foam chapeau even more fancy pants!


The toad kept coming back night after night, so Newsome kept making new hats, including this cowboy getup…


And this purple monogrammed cap!


via The Dodo

Newsome can now add “World-famous Haberdasher to Amphibians” to his resume!

Since he first posted the hats a few weeks ago, these tiny toad hats have been seen and loved by millions of people around the world!! 

He’s even made a new hat for Mr. Toad, an Aussie bush hat with a skull and crossbones band…


If you want to find out if there will be any new hats in the Mr. Toad collection, follow @ToadHatGuy on Twitter!



  • Dear Paul, a fabulous blog in honor of this wonderful artist & toad. Love it.
    I share with you my thoughts of today:

    If it’s one detail common denominator regarding your & mine careers, it’s make a difference in the lives of others. To me that’s important in this life.

    Paul I’ve got great news!
    I’ll be working for a Medical insurance company, assisting clients with their needs regarding Medical insurance.

    I believe that as a medical professional & working within this field for over a decade now this is my true calling, I started out as a residential training coordinator, then as my passion grew I was inspired & went to school for my CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) I obtained that & have had the honor of caring for many populations of patients ranging from developmentally disabled to Alzheimer’s & Dementia, yes although there’s great mechanics such as lifting feeding bathing etc that’s apart of the science & Art of Caring. Now, at this rate of my life, I’m older now the lifting etc does have its toll on the human structure and I’ve wanted to pursue my ambition of a simpler form within this line of work, still being apart of a team & making a difference in the lives of others and today that ambition became a reality! I’m very blessed & honored to start this new chapter in this line of work the medical field my chosen profession & a new chapter in my life as well.

    Paul, I take this moment to thank you for always being a great inspiration to me. Have a great day & weekend ❤

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    What a wonderful post Pee Wee!

  • Robert Raymond Britz

    Congratulations on your new job!!;)

  • Helen Gircko

    I want to be that toad! How else to get such wonderful hats for free ?!
    I admire this idea. And I think Mr. Toad understands what’s going on … he has a sense of style!

  • Thank you Robert! I’m looking forward to this new chapter (professionally & in my life) have a great day.

  • Amanda Dushan

    Those hats are really cute!
    Newsome is a kind and talented person.
    I’ll be checking out his Twitter, soon enough!

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  • Jesse Robinson

    This totally kicks ass lol LOVE YOU, MAN!! <3 ^_^ <3