Windy City Novelties Brings you the Top 10 Hats for the Occasion of your Choice!
June 14, 2012
Hats are much more than a head covering—they’re a statement, a fashion accessory, and a lot of fun! They can put the finishing detail on a costume or stand out in a crowd. Hats can be way over the top and make people laugh with their friends. Crazy hats are even a part of popular sports rituals as a way to cheer on a team. With so many great hats, it’s hard to make a list of the best, but here is a list of the best hats around.
1.) Sombrero Hats: The sombrero originally developed in Mexico to help keep cool in the hot summer sun as they worked. Today it has become a fun piece of headwear connected with many Mexican celebrations like Cinco de Mayo.
2.) Cowboy Hats: Saddle up and grab one of these for a western theme or a rodeo. Whether ten gallon sized or miniature, cowboy hats are great for a trip to the Wild West.
3.) Gangster Hats and Fedoras (Neon Plastic Gangster Hats): Having a swing dance or a flapper themed party? Everyone will love a fedora! These are a great classic throw back to the era of speakeasies and jazz, and pretty classy too. Fedoras weren’t just for crime back in the day; they were the normal fashion for men.
4.) Fireman Hats: Who doesn’t love to pretend to be a hero? Why not a real life hero like a fireman! Fireman hats are also great to hand out as part of a fire safety awareness event.
5.) Crowns: Be royal for a day! Many girls like to pretend to be a princess or queen with a dress up crown, but many real life crowns are millions of dollars. Crowns used to appear on many different forms of currency, leading to the use of the term “crown” or similar terms in native languages, to be used for coins.
6.) Wizard Hats: Time to cast a spell in a pointed witch or wizard hat! There are a ton of different designs for these kinds of hats. Silver stars or spider webs are common, especially around Halloween time. This hat is recognizable even without the full getup.
7.) Top Hats: The top hat was worn from the 18th century to the 20th century by noblemen and gentlemen, but these days it’s just a way to stand out in the crowd. Top hats are associated with the high class, wealth, and in political cartoons capitalism. They are fun to have at New Year’s parties. Some famous top hat wearers include Abraham Lincoln, Uncle Sam, and the Monopoly mascot.
8.) Sailor Caps or Boating Hats: The sailor cap was first introduced by the Russian navy in 1811. Since then, it has become popular with all kinds of maritime activity. Many people love to don a white yacht cap when they go on a boat to shield their head from the sun.
9.) Graduation Hats: When one graduates from a school, they get to wear a mortarboard. That flat, iconic cap gets tossed into the air by the graduates to symbolize the next step in life. The trick is to catch it again! Every high school or college graduation features the mortarboard hat as part of the graduate regalia.
10.) Animal Shape Hats (ex. Parrot Hat): These are some of the wackiest hats! Parrots, crabs, and even aliens in plush material are great for gatherings with friends or just for a day to be silly. There are all kinds of these plush hats.
There are even more hats out here to discover, and seems to be no limit to what they can do. Hats are truly one of the most versatile pieces of apparel out there, with more kinds of hats sure to be invented. There are hats for all kinds of occasions, so it’s possible to wear one every day!