Hat FAQs:

Q: Is hat a head covering which is worn for various reasons?

A: Yes, and including protection against weather conditions, ceremonial reasons such as university graduation, religious reasons, safety, or as a fashion accessory.

Q: Were hats a marker of social status and used to single out certain groups?

A: Yes.

Q: Were hats made in the 18th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Were hats an indicator of social status?

A: Yes.

Q: Were hats usually yellow and were either pointed or square?

A: Yes.

Q: Are hats worn by members of a certain profession?

A: Yes, such as the Toque worn by chefs.

Q: Are hats worn for ceremonial purposes?

A: Yes, such as the mortarboard, which is worn during university graduation ceremonies.

Q: Were hats commonly worn in ancient Egypt?

A: Yes.

Q: Are hats worn by a bronze age man whose body was found frozen in a mountain between Austria and Italy?

A: Yes, where he'd been since around 3,300 BC.

Q: Were hats popular in the 1980s?

A: Yes, and in the early 21st century, flamboyant hats made a comeback, with a new wave of competitive young milliners designing creations that include turban caps, trompe-l'oeil-effect felt hats and tall headpieces made of human hair.

Q: Are hats worn by European royals?

A: Yes.