The question is, how do you put a Santa hat on a giant seahorse? If you’ve ever wondered, here’s the scoop. This year, Corey Silva from Brownell Systems was the lucky one who was hoisted up to the top to secure Salty’s holiday hat. The giant hat, which was created using sailcloth and has a white float as a topper, is a traditional icon for the holidays in Mattapoisett. Jenny Mello from the Mattapoisett Land Trust said she wasn’t sure how the hat would best fit as this is the first time placing the hat with the solar panel which was added when the hat was removed last year. The solar panel is used to power the light in Salty’s eye. In the end the hat was placed and the holidays we’re official kicked off at the Dunseith Gardens.