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Mr Monkey's pork pie hat

"This is the right hat to leap in with"

Mr Monkey in a pork pie hat, cradling a saxophone Mr Monkey in the spotlight, playing his saxophone

Whenever Mr Monkey plays his saxophone, whether he's practicing, or playing to a crowd, he dons his pork pie hat* in homage to the Prez, Lester Young.

* which is a traditional pork pie hat, not the more modern ska version.

Sources :
Mr Monkey's porkpie hat is made from felt, with a hatband made from a bit of shoelace.
His saxophone is a metal miniature for dollhouses, purchased in Glenridding.

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