Thanks to fellow crocheter Carmen I got a lead on where to purchase those most picturesque of models... A styrofoam head. Heck, they don't eat much and ya never hear them complain that something isn't their color/style/taste. In short the perfect model for my attempts at hat making. Where did I find this most treasured of assistants without paying an arm and a leg on eBay? (Pardon the pun.) At Sally Beauty Supply. I used their store locator service and found a location that was within a 40 minute drive of where I live. And it didn't hurt that it was 10 minutes away from a store where I could peruse the yarn section. I ended up purchasing three heads. My youngest DD didn't know what to make of them at first, I think they scared her. But by the time we got up to the register she wanted to hold them all. Now when I yell that she's got my head, don't anyone get panicky... Remember it's the styrofoam one! Lol. I think that I am only going to need the one model, so what do I do with the other two? Hmmm... They were such a bargain price that I couldn't pass them up. Perhaps they will be seeking out fellow needleworkers in need of a model. We shall have to wait and see.