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Five Good Reasons To Wear A Hat

Updated on April 9, 2012

A Hat By Any Name is Just A Hat

Today I wish to "throw my hat into the ring" and talk about a subject that is dear to me. As I do so, I "take off my hat" to those who have come before me and tackled strange subjects or controversial issues. I do so with my "hat in hand" knowing that I am not exactly an expert and would never consider myself a "diva" of any sort, however, I must press forward so you won't get the impression I am "talking through my hat."

Whether you are sporting a Panama, Stetson, bonnet, bowler, chapeau, fedora, sombrero, stovepipe, straw, or ten- gallon, a hat is still a hat. It is an item of clothing worn on the head for as many reasons as there are people themselves. Hats are made in varying sizes depending on the size of the head, and in shapes also comforming to the head in question. There can be several parts that make up a hat, such as, the crown, the brim, the peak, the sweatband, and the hatband. Styles and colors of hats vary as much as the individual that wears them.

Hats Were All The Rage

Hats, Hats, and More Hats

Trendy For Any Time

Hats are timeless they have been around as long as there have been heads to wear them. From it's origins in ancient Greece, Asia, and Egypt to the fashionable stores in Paris,France or Beverly HIlls, California, the hat has stood the test of time.

Comprehensive List Of Reasons To Wear Hats

1) Visual Effect- The fashion of a hat can add a look of elegance and charm to almost any outfit. You might even call it the "icing on the cake", so to speak. It is an eye catcher and draws attention to the wearer in all cases. So if you want to make a statement or simply stand out in the crowd, you might consider adding a hat to your ensemble.

My Mother- In- Laws Beautiful Hat Collection

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2) The Bad Hair Day- A hat is a perfect solution to a bad hair day. What better way to get rid of a problem than to cover it up? How else do you think we got the phrase "keep it under your hat"? It was used to cover up that nasty little secret.

Before Hat

After Hat

3) To Prevent Hypothermia- One of the best ways to keep warm is to keep your head covered. You will be noticeably warmer if you do this simple thing.

Who Could This Be?

4) To go incognito- Wearing a hat can add to a convincing disguise when you don't want to be recognized. An additional effect is the subtly of the common "sunglasses" (ahh... but that is for someone else to write about, possibly "Who is under those Foster Grants?")

The Last and Quite Possibly Best Reason

5) Simply to have fun- So pick out a style of hat that fits your personality and enjoy the day under the shade!

Have Fun

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    • sallybea profile image

      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      6 years ago from Norfolk

      I enjoyed looking at all those amazing hats. Thanks to Downton Abbey I believe that hats are having a new revival. Thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      HATS ROCK!

    • HowToTieAScarf profile image


      9 years ago

      I can't believe you have all those photos of your mother in law!

    • Gift Experts profile image

      Gift Experts 

      9 years ago

      It's great that society is getting back into hats. Love 'em!

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      9 years ago

      Hats where sooo coool back in the day!

    • Sunshyne1975 profile image


      9 years ago from California, US

      Great hub! I am really glad to be a fan! I think you would find my hat video really funny if you would like to check it out, Thanks.

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      10 years ago

      you forgot one important reason to wear hats. Skin cancer, especially for those of us that live in sunny areas and have pale skin

    • In The Doghouse profile imageAUTHOR

      In The Doghouse 

      11 years ago from California


      Yes, a bass player definitely needs a hat! Hats definitely help us to play certain parts. Thanks for your comments. I wrote this so long ago, I almost forgot about it. I even had fun looking back at the pictures... thanks for the memories! lol

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      Jason Stanley 

      11 years ago

      I have several "persona's". One is a bass player - my hat is very much a part of that cool look that helps me be a part of the musical scene. Otherwise I am pretty much a button down type of guy - the hat seems to be a key to change from social scientist by day to musician by night.

    • In The Doghouse profile imageAUTHOR

      In The Doghouse 

      11 years ago from California


      It truly can make you become a different person, when you wear a hat. Thanks for your comment.

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      11 years ago

      Hats can also help us "loose ourselves" in the merriment of life. It's almost like wearing a mask!

    • Cosmogirl profile image


      11 years ago from So Cal

      I really liked all the funny hats and the pictures.

    • In The Doghouse profile imageAUTHOR

      In The Doghouse 

      11 years ago from California


      My mother-in-law lived during the "glamour girl" era and was quite the diva herself. I love how she had matching gloves, shoes, and purse for every outfit. Although she is gone on to "greener pastures" I still have most of her hats, gloves, and purses. I am just too much of a sentimentalist, I guess. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had fun.

    • MrMarmalade profile image


      11 years ago from Sydney

      Some of those hats my mother wore, how could you know that?

      thank you


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