Thursday, September 28, 2023


How often do you wear a hat?

When you think of “hat” what comes to mind? A baseball hat? A sun hat? A snow cap? Well, what comes to mind might be very different for each one of you, considering there are more than 100 different types of hats!

There are visors, trucker hats, top hats, fedoras, berets, bowler hats, cowboy hats, bucket hats, sombreros, hard hats, sailor hats, santa hats… We’ll spare you from reading the other 88 hat types, but you get the point.

There are two polls below, one for ladies and one for gentlemen. Thanks for voting!

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Roy Davis
2 years ago

I wear a hat, not a cap. I distinguish between the two. I am in my late 60s with a full head of hair but my twin brother, who wore ball caps, is mostly bald and I attribute that to his ball caps. I am susceptible to getting migraines in hot weather or bright sunny days so it’s an essential for me.

2 years ago

I wear a hat if I’m outside for any length of time. Otherwise the top of my head is a bug’s favorite dinner 🙂

John Harpel
2 years ago

Have always worn a hat of some kind while working. saved nasty bumps on the head many times. also wear hat of some type whenever outside per dermatologist recommendation due to having several of those nasty things removed from scalp and nose. basal cell carcinoma from too much exposure to the sun in my early days.

2 years ago

Worn hats for years. 20 years a flight hat, wheel or baseball cap. Then continued out of habit with the baseball or Stetson or hunting with a knitted cap. Still have my hair so I checked most of the time. Bald might be beautiful I’m just not ready to go there.

2 years ago

Whenever I’m outside I have a hat on.

Peter Morton
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

yeah, that is my response as well. Not a choice in the poll though

Richard Winchester
2 years ago

I wore a hat for many years (23+ years) while in the military and as a Correctional Officer until retirement. Always took it off during meals and entering a building, ie place of worship. Quit wearing one until of late when my dermatologist recommend I wear brimmed hats again due be treated for melanoma on the face. Still remove it upon entering certain buildings but always at the dinner table. And I expect anyone eating at our table to remove theirs and NO cell phones.

Neal Davis
2 years ago

I dislike hats, particularly caps, because they tend to move too much as I move, which annoys me. However, given my increasingly lack of hair, I find myself compelled to wear hats, especially broad-brimmed ones, more and more to protect my head, face, and ears from the sun.

2 years ago

Husband was a diesel mechanic . . . Never without a hat. Retired now, no hats except when it’s snowing.

John Bloxham
2 years ago

How often do we wear a hat? Well, a little ambiguous, indoors or outdoors or both. You didn’t specify

Ron Lane
2 years ago

Anytime I’m outside.

Gene Bjerke
2 years ago

Having lost all the hair on top of my head in my 20’s (and burning easily), I rarely go out of the house without a hat or cap on.

2 years ago

What happened to civility? Wearing a hat indoors, in the presence of ladies/women, at the breakfast, dinner et al table. Adults setting the standard for kids to follow! If you are military or in law enforcement – and you are not carrying a weapon – try wearing a hat in a mess hall or an office building! We need to get back to “Basic Training”! Male adults and kids eating with hats on – bah humbug! (Don’t get me started on cell phones!)

2 years ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Agree with an exception. I will wear a baseball cap in grocery, department and other like stores. Remove it in the house, restaurants, church, office buildings and etc. My father would remind me sternly if I wore a hat inside for any reason and god forbid if I put it on a table, that was a reason for corporal punishment!

Morrie J Estrada
2 years ago
Reply to  DW/ND

If you take off the hat, where do you put it? Don’t want it damaged or something spilled on it.

Sink Jaxon
2 years ago
Reply to  DW/ND

I wouldn’t call hat etiquette “civility” but manners and etiquette for the most part are long gone these days. Visit any restaurant and notice what people wear…tshirts, shorts, sandals and my fav… twenty somethings wearing slippers, ugh! Ball caps are the norm, and the ones with the flat bills, to me, are just stooopid looking.

Donald N Wright
2 years ago

Depends on the situation and location. I keep a crusher with brim in the Truck, hiking I wear a Post man style hat, and then there are three Stetsons, depending on the weather.

2 years ago

I answered “rarely” but that will change since my dermatologist said I should wear a hat outside, especially when we are on our trips. So I now have a brimmed hat to wear when out in the sun.

2 years ago

Since my hair has magically disappeared I wear a hat all the time to protect my head from the suns rays. In the winter it keeps head warm

Chris Mead
2 years ago

Cause most of us guys loose their hair?

2 years ago

Never wore hats when younger. Messed up the Doo. Now that the “Foliage” is diminishing, scalp protection is more important.

2 years ago

Hadn’t worn hats much at all, until a fun bout with chemo this winter. I hated wearing wigs because they didn’t stay in place. Ended up ordering a bunch of soft, scrunchy knit caps that were colorful and fun. Also comfortable and kept my head warm.

When the weather warmed up, I started wearing hats outside. Discovered that I felt cooler, and again, another inexpensive, fun way to add to the wardrobe.

I’m keeping them all and will continue to wear them, while continuing to rock the chemo pixie cut 😉

2 years ago

Baseball cap when I’m driving. Quality cowboy hats the rest of the time. Never indoors.

2 years ago

I have quite a baseball cap collection. I do have favorites so I mainly wear one of four favorites.

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