On January 15th we celebrate National Hat Day and we’ve got all the information and books you need to celebrate the day in style.
A hat, by definition, is a shaped covering for the head. People who make hats are called Milliners. That name comes from the city of Milan, Italy which was once known to produce the best quality hats!
There are so many reasons to wear a hat or head covering. Hats can be worn for warmth, for protection, for religious purposes, as part of a uniform or even just as fashion. I’m sure you’ve seen some of these hats before!
With so many kinds of hats, it’s no surprise that people wear hats all over the world. That means that there’s a word for hat in so many languages! Let’s learn some!
Now that you’re full of all the hat knowledge you can handle, why not check out some of these fun Picture Books all about hats?
A Good Day for a Hat by T. Nat Fuller & Rob Hodgson
Old Hat by Emily Gravett
Henri's Hats by Mike Wu
Hats are Not for Cats! by Jacqueline K. Rayner
Hats Off to Mr. Pockles! by Sally Lloyd-Jones & David Litchfield
Finders Keepers by Keiko Kasza
I Had a Favorite Hat by Boni Ashburn & Robyn Ng
You Must Bring a Hat! by Simon Philip & Kate Hindley
Tiara's Hat Parade by Kelly Starling Lyons & Nicole Tadgell
Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage
Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won