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I know the secret of the secret hats is the best part of it. But then we're going to lose all the hats anyway, including the secret ones, on January 4th (the end of winter Bash).

I really wish the powers that be revealed the secret of the secret hats after the end of Winter Bash. Mainly for four reasons, but others are welcome to add more.

  1. Everybody loves the hats, and thus would really want to know about them.
  2. We can't let the devs walk away with this. They might even use the same secret for the hats next year! We want the devs to come up with something new to intrigue us the next time as well. (We still love you, devs.)
  3. Since SE is a network of question-and-answer sites, and wondering about the meaning of hats is a question, certainly SE is also the best place to get the answer from!
  4. A secret reason I'm not going to tell you!

So is there is a plan to reveal the secret of all the secret hats at least after the end of Winter Bash?

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"we're going to lose the all the hats", I believe the NHA (National Hat Association) has something to say about that: "I'll give you my hat when you pry it from my cold, dead hands" –  jmac Dec 18 '13 at 7:32
Actually, that was my plan... tracking all the info and posting them after the bash ends. Also notice that we are getting distracted by the hats, but I suspect there is something going one the bash site also. Last year there was an unicorn, this year I don't know. –  SPArchaeologist Dec 18 '13 at 12:08
For the right amount of bribery could make your life easier right now... wink wink –  Ebenezer Sklivvze Dec 18 '13 at 14:54
+1 because I reeeeeeeaaaaaally want to know! –  Spudley Dec 19 '13 at 17:20
Since you welcomed me to, i added the most important 4th reason! –  hippietrail Jan 3 at 17:01
In the meantime, lots of clues here, here and here. –  Aaron Bertrand Jan 3 at 17:07
Is there Easter egg page for retrieving hats –  Lalith Jayasinghe Dec 17 at 19:39

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Maybe... If you're nice to us.

And... here it is!

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44 hats last year! Not as many this year I think but there are some elusive hats out there this year. Like the "Hairboat" That looks like a great hat. ;) –  paqogomez Dec 17 at 15:19
One of my favorite parts of SE is the hats. So cool to see all of them revealed, and I hope the tradition continues this year! –  Ryan Kreager Dec 17 at 15:49
Why is Abby so freaking popular lately? Weird. –  Jaydles Dec 17 at 22:05
@Jaydles weird indeed ;) –  Dan 15 hours ago
44 hats is INSANE –  Alex K 8 hours ago
Just talking to abby... on the solstice... ;) –  starsplusplus 8 hours ago
I want a hairboat hat. Solstice isn't for another hour in my timezone :-( –  Seth Cohen 7 hours ago
@SethCohen You can get Solstice already, there is a 12-hour window around the UTC solstice day to accommodate the various timezones. –  Behaviour 6 hours ago
Are there any plans for future hats? I like them a lot. –  Ricky Mutschlechner 6 hours ago
I wonder how much inbox spam Abby gets from this. –  Troyen 3 hours ago
Ya know.. the hat are a very nice little distraction :) –  Scott 1 hour ago

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