Hats can be a fashion accessory. They can be functional to keep your head warm. They can be part of a uniform or costume or a traditional head covering from a costume from your heritage. Hats seem to finish off what you’re wearing.
There are expressions… Home is where you hang your hat. Someone that wears more than one had does multiple jobs. Hats off to someone is a nod in their favour. You can tip or doff your hat in greeting. Taking off your hat is a mark of respect at a funeral.
Here are a few hats and head-gear from my photo archives:
Here’s an iconic hat.
And finally, from the Mawio’mi of the east coast Mi’kmaq bands. The word means ‘gathering’ and is a celebration of the Mi’kmaq culture.