Then one day, the hat was gone. It's true, I'm a person who tends to lose things, and I might have just lost it. Then again, my wife might have finally gotten her hands on it. In any case, it was nowhere to be found, so I replaced it with an equally nasty version. (To my great good fortune, I seem to always have a filthy hat handy.) This one was a Nike baseball cap whose original orange color had faded to a dingy brownish-yellow, except for the ring of filth around the bill and band, which was flat brown.