A hat is a headcovering. It may be worn for protection against the elements, for religious reasons, for safety or as a fashion accessory. Hats were once an indicator of social status. In the military, they denote rank and regiment.
- A man is nothing without his hat.
- Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story 2 (1999)
- A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
- P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )