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5 Reasons To Wear A Hat

Updated on September 19, 2013

For many years women wore hats as a basic part of accessorizing their outfits. It was as fundamental as wearing the correct shoes. A hat can make an outfit stand out. It can be a practical addition or a whimsical flair. It can make your day or make your attitude! Below I list 5 reasons to wear a hat.

A rain hat is a must in many areas!
A rain hat is a must in many areas!

Reason 1: The Great Coverup

A hat is obviously a great way to cover up. It may be a rain hat covering your hair and protecting it from becoming frizzy and uncontrollable. It may be a ball cap covering your eyes from the sun. It may just be a quick toss on to hide a really bad hair cut. This hat saves the day! You are glad to have it on and others who see it know exactly why it is there sitting atop your head, therefore there are no explanations required.

USMC Dress Cover.  Salute!
USMC Dress Cover. Salute!

Reason 2: The Respectful Hat

This is the hat you wear to church on a Sunday morning. Women used to wear hats to show respect and submission to their husband and to the Lord. Men wore a hat as a symbol of respect and formal dress. For a man, it is always removed when going indoors and firmly placed back the second his foot touches the ground outdoors. It is the dress hat on the head of a cleaned up cowboy. It is the top of a military uniform that commands respect. It brings a bow, or curtsey, or a quick, crisp salute.

Every girl needs a hat attitude!
Every girl needs a hat attitude!

Reason 3: The Hat Attitude

This is the hat you wear when you KNOW you are going to cross paths with the ex-husband's new wife, the former boss, or the heifer who stole your boyfriend! It is the kick of an outfit. It says, "I KNOW who I am, I like who I am, and I am glad I am not you!" This hat virtually sings "Hey! Look at me!" When you wear this hat, you absolutely reek of confidence. Sometimes that is exactly what we need in the face of these people who have put us at our rock bottom at one time in our life. It gives us the ability to look them in the eye and smile. It helps us to move on. It gives us attitude !

This hat is an outfit starter!
This hat is an outfit starter! | Source

Reason 4: The Outfit Hat

This hat is the basis for an outfit. It is the reason you bought those boots and that jean jacket. It is the entire reason you spent $60 on a pair of jeggings when, last year, you made fun of jeggings with your friends. It is the reason you have that uncomfortable belt in the drawer and you actually wear it! This hat is the "I feel special" hat. The "I am stylin' in this hat" hat. It is the one you will wear for that first date and never question whether it is a good choice or not. You feel good in this hat, safe, comfortable and happy in this hat. It is always a good choice and you have developed, planned, yes, you have built a particular outfit that sets it off. Wear it and enjoy!

The protective "hat" that is a statement of style!
The protective "hat" that is a statement of style! | Source

Reason 5: The Protective Hat

Last and definitely not least is the most important hat of all. This hat is the one that may save you from injury. It could mean the difference between life and death. These hats come in many styles, colors and sizes. It is important to wear these hats. They can be a fashion statement in color or style. Some have accessories to make them more outstanding. It is the helmet that protects your brain and keeps you alive. Safety can be fun.

Text Copyright 2011 Deborah M. Carey

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      Debbie Carey 2 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      How funny! Sad to say this may be true in some places! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      I heard someone say once that all of religion is about who gets to wear the funny hats.

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      Debbie Carey 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA


      Thanks for reading! I agree...a well loved and worn hat is always best! Thanks for reading and voting!

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      angryelf 4 years ago from Tennessee

      I absolutely love my ball caps! But for me, it's just more of a southern thing; the more worn out the hat is, the cooler it is of course haha. Absolutely great for riding with the windows down, for going horseback riding, or for keeping mud out of your hair. Voted up & awesome!

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      frugal family,

      What a great idea! I have taught for over 20 years and the kids would love hats for transitioning signals! I will keep that in mind! Thanks for the great idea!

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      How fun! I always used hats in my classroom as signals to my kids; If I forgot to put on my fuzzy hat that said "I'm busy" the kids would find it and put it on for me!

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA


      Thanks for the comments! Yeah, maybe a hat would help that part in your hair! gel with sunscreen! That might be something new to invent! Thanks again!

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      Kathryn Lamoreux 6 years ago

      Great hub! It seems like people wear hats a lot less than they used to, but you listed some great reasons they can be useful and stylish. Coverage and protection are especially important. A hat would probably help prevent the sunburn I always seem to get where I part my hair (Rubbing aloe vera gel there is pretty awkward!). Voted up, useful, and interesting!

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      Thanks for the great comments! I had to keep it to 5 because I probably would have been up all night! I love hats and can always find another reason to wear them, but have to watch that "Hat" attitude thing! They are fun! Even when practical! Phil I did overlook the winter hat...of course with the actual temperature here at 103 degrees outside...that is probably why! Thanks again! Hat's off to ya!

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yep, while I'm not a hat fan, for the most part, I do see them in use in the various ways you describe them.

      A sixth reason you have overlooked is to keep warm in winter.

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      Suramya.K 6 years ago

      This is an awesome all-rounder hub. Yeah, the hat not only saves our life but it gives us The Attitude., isn't it?

      You have put together some normal things in abnormally awesome and interesting way. I'm a fan of your style- beauty and perfection.