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Here we go again, the Winter Bash is here and the hats are listed below.

The list has the same format as always, there are only two answers: one for the secret hats, and one for the regular hats. The secret hat list will be updated as we learn them.

Only edit the secret hat answer with definitive and correct triggers. This is not the place to post guesses.

If you'd like to discuss Winter Bash, hats or just have a question about it please come over to the Winter Bash chat room.

Keep the comments clean. As always comments are not meant for extended discussion, conversation, "I just got hat X", etc use the chat room for that.
I know you are excited you just got a secret hat, but please instead of posting a comment come over to the chat room and tell us there.

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    How do we determine definitive triggers when it takes like 30 minutes for hats to update?! – NH. Dec 12 '18 at 19:36
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    @NH. trial and error, mainly, looking for users with low activity etc. – ShaWiz Dec 13 '18 at 12:43
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    Thus far 27 different hats have been discovered. AlecXE is one of the leaders, his hat rack might update with the list of the most hats, otherwise check Panda's or other top user here https://winterbash2018.stackexchange.com/leaderboard/network. – Rob Dec 20 '18 at 5:30
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Secret hats for Winter Bash 2018

Click on each of the hats for a larger image.


Retro Fan

Retro Fan

Vote on a post (question or answer) more than 1 year old.

Discussed and tested in this chat.


The Merlin

The Merlin

Earn an Enlightened badge.


James Bond

James Bond

Post an answer scoring at least +7 with 0 comments on the question and 0 comments on the answer.


Waffles1

Waffles

Post 15 comments in a single UTC day.

Trigger confirmed by Catija here.


Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky

Use the discard button on any "Ask A Question" page. It can take as much as 3 hours to get.

Alternatively, start a draft and wait 7 days for it to be self-deleted.

Trigger confirmed by Catija here.


Sun Wukong

Sun Wukong

Write a post on a Meta site (MSE is considered a meta site too) that receives at least 5 up votes and 5 down votes.

Suggested with these criteria by hat here.

The same hat and trigger was also used in 2015.


Clean-Up Duty1

Clean-Up Duty

Edit 5 questions that later get upvoted.

Trigger confirmed by Catija here.


Propel Thyself

Propel Thyself

Get three other secret hats on one site.

Discussed and tested in this chat.


Eliza Doolots1

Eliza Doolots

Earn 2019 rep across the network, excluding association bonus. Hat is awarded on sites where you earn 200+ rep.

Hat suggested by Catija here and trigger confirmed by Catija here.


1Trigger revealed after Winter Bash has ended.

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  • Will the rest of the secret hats remain secret forever? – Ayxan Jan 3 at 13:10
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    Probably not. The remaining triggers will be revealed in the wrap-up blog post (or so I expect). – Glorfindel Jan 3 at 13:11
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    @Glorfindel nope :( – WELZ Jan 3 at 16:16
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    @WELZ Catija revealed one (Eliza). Maybe they will tell us more if we <s>annoy</s>ask them enough. – MEE was the missing bracket Jan 4 at 21:42
  • We want to know the real triggers!!!!!! – eLRuLL Jan 5 at 1:54
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    About "Clean-Up Duty" hat is absolutelly wrong information! And here we have the correct answer. – Bharata Jan 5 at 8:57
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    @Bharata you're really saying that the SE employees who designed the hat would have the wrong information? – CalvT Jan 9 at 10:08
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Common hats for Winter Bash 2018

Click on each of the hats for a larger image.


Scarf Ace

Scarf Ace

earn the Guru badge


Glasses With A Number On Top

Glasses With A Number On Top

starred chat, ±12h from Jan 1, 0:00 UTC


It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy

It Ain’t Easy Being Cheesy

wear 6 hats, changing hats here in 6 days

proposed by Edlothiad


Six-Cornered Hat

Six-Cornered Hat

earn the Necromancer badge

proposed by Brian


Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper

20 reviews, no fails


Rep Hunter

Rep Hunter

5 accepted answers in 1 day

proposed by Cai


Pizza Hat

Pizza Hat

answer +3 a question with accepted answer


Red Baron

Red Baron

answer question at -3, becomes +3 and answer +5


Brunhilde

Brunhilde

earn 150 rep on three non-SO sites in 15 days


SO Goes Flapper

SO Goes Flapper

short answer accepted over long answer

proposed by rumtscho


Team Player

Team Player

visit stackoverflow.com/teams


It’s-a me!

It’s-a me!

delete 6 comments after owner edits post


Still Fresh

Still Fresh

new user, less than 6 months old, earn 25 rep (The association bonus counts towards the rep requirement.)

proposed by hat


IDENTIFICATION DIVISION

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION

earn a silver badge


Top(bar) Hat

Top(bar) Hat

earn rep for an answer or get an answer

proposed by Monica Cellio


I’ll Handle It

I’ll Handle It

close, edit, reopen a question


Freehand Circle

Freehand Circle

earn the Nice Answer badge on meta (Answer does not have to be from the winter bash, you only have to get the badge during the winter bash)

Also works on Meta Stack Exchange.

proposed by Kevin Workman


Explorer

Explorer

accepted answer with no votes


Gonna Find Out

Gonna Find Out

vote 150 times


Member of The Hand

Member of The Hand

+3 post as new contributor, meta or main


Silencium

Silencium

question with no answers for a week


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    Just an observation, icons on Top(bar) hat are aligned wrongly. Achievement icon should be left of reviews. It is a bug. Should I post a question and earn the same hat? ;-) – Nog Shine Dec 12 '18 at 4:11
  • @NogShine I think so, here's a fixed up version. – WELZ Dec 12 '18 at 23:19
  • @NogShine at least someone didn't steal my answer before me. – WELZ Dec 13 '18 at 12:50
  • It's not clear whether Silencium can be earned for a closed question, specifically for one closed as duplicate. – Pieter Geerkens Dec 18 '18 at 21:57
  • Can someone clarify what "answer +3 a question with accepted answer" means? Does this mean that I need to answer a question that already has an accepted answer and get +3 on my answer? Or does my answer need to be accepted? Having a lot of trouble comprehending that... – pushkin Dec 20 '18 at 16:19
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    @pushkin if you are asking about the "Pizza Hat" then your first assumption is correct. Post an answer to a question with an already accepted answer, and your answer get at least +3. – David Dec 21 '18 at 14:07
  • See also the published information at winterbash2018.stackexchange.com. – WBT Dec 21 '18 at 21:52
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    Also can the Rep Hunter not use Times New Roman next year? Perhaps what SE is always using for reps notifs? Or Maiandra GD? – Omega Krypton Dec 25 '18 at 5:08

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