Leave it to Kyle to come up with a "toque" (as he would call it) in the shape of a corno ducale, which was the official hat worn by Venice's doges (like Giovanni Mocenigo in the picture). Being a true canuck (from Halifax), he created this line of doge toques for the Venice 2.0 anniversary.
I want one!
(should we add the ear protectors?)
Now we just have to figure out how to fab them out. We already have a few designs at zazzle and cafepress, but even their most advanced customization options don't seem to even remotely contemplate anything as unusual as these designs. I somehow doubt that even threadless, styleshake or spreadshirt would allow such radical departure from the traditional woolen skullcap. Maybe - just maybe - ponoko might do it... it's worth a try.
Let this be our collective challenge! I will buy a free hat for anyone who can figure out how to get it produced via a web 2.0 fab shop. I would love to wear one this term B in Venice... waiting for the big two-four...