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I was recently buying stuff from the Stack Exchange shop, and I was looking for something that I was very surprised they didn't have.


Black Stack Overflow Hat White Stack Overflow Hat

White Stack Exchange Hat Black Stack Exchange Hat

Or something a little more intricate:

I have seen even fairly small companies make hats. Usually, they are the first things that end up in companies shops, and I would have thought Stack Exchange would have already had them. I know if they sold them, at least I would buy one! (or 6)

I think Stack Exchange should start making them!

Does anyone else agree with me?

What about the SE team? What do you think about the idea?

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I would totally buy a hat if they started selling them!! – Figitaki May 6 '12 at 2:08
Nerds' hair are already messed up enough without the need for hats. – animuson May 6 '12 at 2:19
Maybe StackOverflow doesn't have hats... but then, maybe SO just isn't good enough for hats. – LessPop_MoreFizz May 6 '12 at 3:06
Hats are awesome. I'd be all over hats. Or they'd be all over me. On my head. – Adam Lear May 6 '12 at 3:11
We need a hat that looks like a cat – Lorem Ipsum May 6 '12 at 3:16
This is a great idea. PayPal is too. They would go very well together, because then I would go buy a matching hoodie, pants and hat. And jacket. – Ryan O'Hara May 6 '12 at 4:25
@yoda Reddit is >> that way >>. – Jin May 6 '12 at 5:15
Ugh, those are fugly. Better just to go with the site logo without text. – Won't May 6 '12 at 20:42
@Won't - I didn't do the white ones very well, but I though this one looked ok...? – Ephraim May 6 '12 at 20:47
@Ephraim: Eh. To me, words on hat = suck. Jin's idea (tho not the style) is better. The only word that should appear on a SO hat is [closed] – Won't May 6 '12 at 20:58
The problem with hats is that “one size fits all” hats don't fit me. Too much boneheadedness I suspect… – Donal Fellows May 7 '12 at 10:11
I have a hat - diy.stackexchange.com/users/194/chrisf :P – ChrisF May 10 '12 at 16:23
@ChrisF - Nice! do they give hats to moderators or something? – Ephraim May 10 '12 at 16:25
@Ephraim - it was in the top user swag pack for DIY. – ChrisF May 10 '12 at 16:28
There needs to be StackOverflow branded fedoras/tribys, I'd so buy those. – Rocket Hazmat May 23 '12 at 20:35

3 Answers 3

Stack Overflow Top Hat

^ The only hat I'd consider making... (with optional monocle)

On a more serious note, we don't have any plans for hats.

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Oh c'mon, now that you've gone and tempted us! If not hats, what about visors with affixed unicorn horns? – Tim Stone May 6 '12 at 4:43
Wow, That's awesome! That is what you should sell in the shop!! Now I want one!!! Or twelve!!!!! Yes, I'll take twelve!!!! :D – Ephraim May 6 '12 at 4:45
@TimStone like this?. no. – Jin May 6 '12 at 4:53
@Jin - does Stack Exchange have any plans for changing their mind about getting hats?... (ps, I want one of those too!!!) – Ephraim May 6 '12 at 5:03
but more seriously, can I ask why you guys decided not to? – Ephraim May 6 '12 at 5:21
You needed to have a model for this hat. – Jarrod Dixon May 6 '12 at 5:26
hahaha, I meant why did you guys decide not to do baseball style hats ? – Ephraim May 6 '12 at 5:30
Wow, how did you get a baby picture of Winston Churchill? – Cody Gray May 6 '12 at 8:25
Guess I'll just go back to my hat simulator and my virtual hat... – BoltClock's a Unicorn May 6 '12 at 15:52
+1 is for the awesome image, not the lack of hat love :( – shanethehat May 6 '12 at 16:34
The hat image made me want to create about a dozen sock puppet accounts and earn them some rep to up vote this. But then I saw "no plans" to add hats, and wanted to create about 11 sock puppet accounts and earn them some rep to down vote! So that leaves us with a net of one up vote. ;) – Andrew Barber May 6 '12 at 16:53
Jin is a hibster! – Blem May 7 '12 at 2:28
Just ordered one for my cat, thank you! – systempuntoout May 8 '12 at 22:31

Only if we can have a hard hat, too.

'vote to close' Stack Overflow hard hat

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Now I know exactly what I want for Christmas. – Andrew Barber May 9 '12 at 3:08
This is already standard issue for moderators of beta sites. – Cody Gray May 9 '12 at 4:14

We now have hats.

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I dunno...wearing a top hat with the Stack Overflow logo on it gets looks. This gets _over_looked. Point taken, though. – Makoto Dec 19 '12 at 1:31

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