Julia's worn many hats since the baby bonnets that kept her warm in her birthplace at 8,612 feet (2,625m) in the Colombian Andes. Her mother, from Kolkata, India, knit wool covers to fend off the chill. Her father, from Tasmania, Australia, passed along a hat-loving gene originating in Ireland. Since then she's worn a writer's beanie, the crash helmet of a documentary filmmaker, and—farther back in time—brims for theater and science.
© Julia Whitty 2015