Hats, Ranked By How Much I Enjoy Seeing People Wearing Them


  1. Church Lady, in Church Crowns-style hat. Bonus points if the hat is part of a monochrome ensemble, where the hat was clearly decided upon FIRST.
  2. Old dude wearing a Kangol. Extra points if it’s with a suit and tie.
  3. Unironic Stetson, when paired with a belt buckle that was achieved through some display of testosterone.
  4. Smiling baby in sun hat. (Tied with cranky baby trying to pull sun hat off and throw it out of the stroller.)
  5. Tween or teen in ironic-cute animal, cartoon, or cartoon-animal knit cap. Earflaps optional, but appreciated.
  6. Full-on vintage perch hat with veil.
  7. Queen Elizabeth II’s hats. All of them. But this one in particular.
  8. Dude in a porkpie hat who knows it’s faintly ridiculous, but is okay with wearing it anyway. [NB: this set should include all wearers of porkpie hats]
  9. Doctor Who in a fez.
  10. Everyone, in propeller beanies.


6 thoughts on “Hats, Ranked By How Much I Enjoy Seeing People Wearing Them

  1. I just looked through that Crowns book at our library a couple of weeks ago! I loved looking at the hats and I loved the stories about them even better.


  2. You would LOVE my in-laws. MIL plans her outfit around her hat every Sunday, and FIL has Kangol hats in every shade of the rainbow. My personal favorite was when she wore a red, beaded suit with a white shell and red, feathered hat to match his white suit with red shirt, white tie, and white cap.


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