Happy National Hat Day!
Sunday, Jan. 15 is ‘National Hat Day’ so what better time to learn a little about hats and sport your favorite head accessory? After all – there’s nothing like a hat to boost your spirit and show off a little of your personality. You can’t wear anything on your body that affects your statement more than a hat. Believe it or not, National Hat Day is an unofficial but well-celebrated holiday. Every Jan. 15, people across America are invited to pull out their favorite head topper and stick it on their noggin for the entire day.
National Hat Day’s origins are unknown and its meaning and purpose are even more mysterious. Even the esteemed and long-standing Headwear Association (est. 1908) doesn’t know how it got started You probably didn’t even know that hats had their own holiday!.
Throughout history, hats have served as symbols of what people do for a living, what they stand for, what their status is and what kind of personality they have. As you ponder what you’ll be wearing on ‘National Hat Day,’ think about what kind of statement you want to make – go a little crazy even.
Why We Wear Hats
In fashion terms, hats are a very noticeable accessory because the onlooker’s attention is first drawn to the face. A hat is the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear. The old saying goes ‘if you want to get ahead and get noticed, then get a hat’. Indeed the word ‘ahead’ means just that one head further forward.
Since some body heat is lost through the head, in inclement conditions it is important to cover the head. Babies in particular lose heat rapidly through the head, thus ensuring a baby or toddler has a warm covered head in winter is important.
How to Celebrate National Hat Day
Celebrating National Hat Day
1 Wear a hat, of course!
2 Make funny hats out of construction paper.
3 Take everyone to buy a new hat.
4 Change hats all day, or just wear your favorite on throughout. Ask everyone to share why their favorite hat is so special to them.
5 Hold a hat party