This Internet hero made tiny paper hats for his 3-legged cat

The Cat in the Hat has nothing on comic artist Adam Ellis's three-legged kitty.


Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Published Sep 5, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 7:19 am CDT

The Cat in the Hat has nothing on comic artist Adam Ellis’s three-legged kitty.

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Ellis, best known for his humor blog Books of Adam, his book The Blunder Years, and his portraits of everyday people on Reddit, has been the talk of the site’s r/aww community thanks to these tiny hats for cats.

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Over the past two weeks, Ellis turned a pile of construction paper into cute headwear for his cat, Maxwell, and posted photos on Instagram. They include a graduation cap, a nurse’s cap, and a fez. 

Ellis adopted the handicapped kitty on July 10.

“So yeah, I’m not just a writer and illustrator, I’m also a friggin’ milliner,” Ellis wrote on his blog. “Are you jealous of my skills? Are you impressed I know the word milliner? I thought so.”

A milliner, by the way, is a person who makes hats for women. Or, in this case, cats.

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Photos by Adam Ellis

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*First Published: Sep 5, 2013, 11:36 am CDT