The hats seem to be designed for passport-photo-like avatars. Perhaps it would be better if you could choose where exactly it fits?

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    I think it's a good fit for you :)
    – Ry-
    Dec 19, 2012 at 2:48
  • your image picture is super cool... Dec 19, 2012 at 6:25
  • @WinterBash Thanks :) Dec 19, 2012 at 6:46
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    ahha kolink your image is truly awesome .. i wish i could get one like yours ... Dec 19, 2012 at 6:54
  • Hey, how to get my own hat too?
    – zerkms
    Dec 19, 2012 at 9:24

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Sorry, but right now that's not really technically feasible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

That said! Part of the fun of this event is how silly we're all going to look, and how we can tweak our gravatars to make the hats look as awesome as possible! So go with it, maybe bust out the Photoshop (or, if you're cheap like me, MS Paint) and, as Tim Gunn would say -- make it work!

  • Side-question: Why do I not have the "Constantipolitan" hat on SO? I posted on Meta, and that's the listed requirement. I need that fez! Fezzes are cool! Dec 19, 2012 at 2:54
  • @Kolink Fezzes are super cool! Right now, there's a bit of a delay between MSO and SO hattening. Give it a bit of time -- we're working on reducing that delay!
    – Aarthi
    Dec 19, 2012 at 2:56
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    Understood. Thank you! I'm totes going to change my Gravatar to my fez-wearing Shinx character (#[=^_^=]#) Dec 19, 2012 at 2:57
  • It's very hattening to know that it is at least happening. Dec 19, 2012 at 4:11
  • Too bad SO hasn't implemented my favorite feature request of all times : let us use somethings else than the embarrassing gravatar service... Dec 20, 2012 at 10:08
  • One of the last known habitats for real unicorns should not be using technical feasibility as a metric for feature development! Thankfully the devs seem to have better priorities than you do.
    – Caleb
    Dec 16, 2013 at 13:54

Beginning with the 2013 hat season, hats may be manually positioned!

How to make your unicorn* happy in three easy steps:

  1. Open the winterbash control console and choose your headgear of preference.
  2. Drag the topping to the desired location relative to your unicorn gravatar.
  3. Hit the 'Wear hat' button to officially don the accessory.

* Alternatively, your face.

  • Oh SWEET! Dec 16, 2013 at 13:19
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    Can we resize them too? Dec 16, 2013 at 14:28
  • Can we rotate them too ?
    – Stephan
    Dec 17, 2013 at 21:46
  • Can we change them into other hats too? I want a Mac Classic for a hat! Dec 20, 2013 at 9:06
  • @MrLister You can swap them out for any hat you have earned for you're collection. If you want the Mac hat see the Winterbash site for the qualifications for acquiring it.
    – Caleb
    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:15
  • @Caleb Oh, sorry, I thought I was being funny. I can never earn the Hello World hat now, can I. Dec 20, 2013 at 9:19

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