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. – SPArcheon Dec 18 '13 at 12:08
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    For the right amount of bribery could make your life easier right now... wink wink – Sklivvz 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 '14 at 17:01
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    In the meantime, lots of clues here, here and here. – Aaron Bertrand Jan 3 '14 at 17:07
  • Is there Easter egg page for retrieving hats – Lalith J. Dec 17 '14 at 19:39

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. ;) – crthompson Dec 17 '14 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 '14 at 15:49
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    Why is Abby so freaking popular lately? Weird. – Jaydles Dec 17 '14 at 22:05
  • Hairboat is hard to say many times fast. I agree that the hats are awesome. – Nathaniel Waggoner Dec 23 '14 at 18:44
  • My favorite is the snorkel hat last. – Jerode Dec 23 '14 at 21:39
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    Hairboat Hairboat Hairboat. – Justine Krejcha Dec 24 '14 at 5:54
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    Hairboat Hairboat Hairboat – Shabbir Dhangot Dec 24 '14 at 9:34
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    Hairboat Hairboat Hairboat – Illizian Dec 24 '14 at 9:43
  • This isn't going to end well... – user692942 Dec 24 '14 at 11:37
  • It's a silly way to get a meaningless hat... clearly, not enough to stop me. – David Manheim Dec 25 '14 at 4:08
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    Hairboat Hairboat Hairboat – Jake Dec 25 '14 at 12:26
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    Hairboat Hairboat Hairboat – Paulo Dec 25 '14 at 18:55
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    Hairboat Hairboat Hairboat – Michal Kováč Dec 29 '14 at 17:17
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    Hairboat hairboat hairboat – Jemmeh Dec 30 '14 at 22:51
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    select * from hats where name = 'Hairboat' – Drunix Jan 2 '15 at 10:40

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