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The Winter Bash is back and the hats are listed below.

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 the WB please come over to the Winter Bash chat room.

Please keep the comments here clean. As always comments are not meant for discussion, conversation, "I just got hat X", etc use the chat room for that (the remaining meta mods will periodically clean the comments).
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 all there.

Provided that "It's important to know your history... in more ways than one" again this year, here are the hats from prior years:

Winter Bash 2018
Winter Bash 2017
Winter Bash 2016
Winter Bash 2015
Winter Bash 2014

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Secret hats for Winter Bash 2019

Click on each of the hats for a larger image.


The Merlin

The Merlin

Earn an Enlightened badge. (Hat and trigger from 2018)


Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome

Note: Design of hat was modified during WB, see this post for more information.

Upvote any user's first post. (Hat and trigger from 2014)


Universe Brain

Universe Brain

Earn the Great Answer badge. [Answer score of 100 or more] (Hat and trigger from 2017)


This Is Fine

This Is Fine

Answer a bountied question but don't receive the bounty, and have a positive score when the calculation script is run. Answer must be posted during the bounty period but not necessarily during Winter Bash. If you answer your own question, have a positive score, and offer the bounty you win this hat when you award the bounty. (Hat and trigger from 2016)


007

007

For hats awarded before 2019-12-19 12:04 UTC:

Post an answer scoring at least +7 with 0 comments on the question and 0 comments on the answer. (Hat and trigger from 2015)

For hats awarded after 2019-12-19 12:04 UTC:

Post an answer scoring at least +7 to a question that also scores at least +7

The trigger for the hat was changed at the stated time due to a design flaw in the prior trigger (it somehow ended up being the same as that of the hat below). Users who had already earned this hat get to keep it, though they can have it removed upon request if they wish to guess the new trigger.


Blue in the Face

Blue in the Face

For hats awarded before 2019-12-19 12:04 UTC:

Post an answer scoring at least +7 with 0 comments on the question and 0 comments on the answer. (Hat and trigger from 2015)

For hats awarded after 2019-12-19 12:04 UTC:

answer +7 during WB, where the question has at least 7 comments made in WB that were not made by the answer poster. (Confirmed by Yaakov Ellis here after Winter Bash)

The trigger for the hat was changed at the stated time due to a design flaw in the prior trigger (it somehow ended up being the same as that of the hat above). Users who had already earned this hat get to keep it, though they can have it removed upon request if they wish to guess the new trigger.


Propel Thyself

Propel Thyself

Get three other secret hats on one site. (Hat and trigger from 2018)


Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky

Use the discard button on any "Ask A Question" page, on Meta.SE or a child meta. It can take as much as 3 hours to get. Alternatively, start a draft and wait 7 days for it to be self-deleted. (Hat and trigger from 2018)


180°

180°

Vote to close a question, be the first to edit the question while it is closed, and vote to reopen it. (Hat and trigger from 2016)


Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons

Create a first post (question or answer) that after 3 days is +3 or higher.


Eliza Doolots

Eliza Doolots

Earn 2020 rep across the network, excluding association bonus. Hat is awarded on sites where you earn 200+ rep. (Not confirmed)

Hat trigger confirmed by Catija last year here.


Edward Edwards

Edward Edwards

Win a bounty where a competing answer has already met the criteria for the bounty to be automatically awarded. (Hat and trigger from 2015)


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    At least one of these definitions is wrong. Just saying... – Yaakov Ellis Dec 11 '19 at 20:48
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    @YaakovEllis Can you confirm that the two incorrect triggers, as of the time you posted that comment, have been fixed or removed. – David Dec 12 '19 at 15:06
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    @David I can confirm that the hat whose description was removed had had the wrong description. And yet, at least one of these descriptions is wrong (well, mostly right, but not 100%) – Yaakov Ellis Dec 12 '19 at 15:15
  • @YaakovEllis a random suggestion - once, try to tie an hat to an Easter egg on the Winter Bash site, then have fun seeing how many will even notice it exists. – BlueSoul Dec 13 '19 at 11:24
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    @PhishMaster come on over to the chat room you're on the right track, but kind of wrong :) – David Dec 14 '19 at 14:10
  • I just got blue in the face and 007 on Meta, and the triggers do not match with what I have done during the Bash so far. – Stormblessed Dec 19 '19 at 14:51
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    How sure are y'all about that new 007 definition? – Yaakov Ellis Dec 19 '19 at 22:08
  • @YaakovEllis It's not 007 anymore. – user651518 Dec 20 '19 at 15:20
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    It seems you don't get "Warm Welcome" for any user's first post, only someone with the "new contributor" banner – Mureinik Dec 20 '19 at 20:59
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    The trigger for Eliza Doolots seems to be wrong. I earned it on a site where I have less than 1300 reputation. – wimi Dec 22 '19 at 14:41
  • @wimi you earned it on 3 sites. If you add the rep you got on those 3 sites during winterbash (not including association bonus), you should reach a total >= 2020. – Eran Dec 24 '19 at 7:59
  • @Eran that is true, but then why did I not earn it on other sites on which I also got reputation during Winter Bash? And why did I earn it later on Math.SE than on the other two sites? Maybe there is an additional requirement of minimum reputation earned per site... – wimi Dec 24 '19 at 9:29
  • @wimi last time this hat appeared (last year), you only got the hat in sites were you earned at least 200 rep during winterbash. If you earned it later on Math.SE, it's possible the first 2 sites were sufficient to reach 2020, and Math.SE was added once you reached +200 rep there. – Eran Dec 24 '19 at 9:31
  • @Eran wow, how can you know which hats I earned last year? – wimi Dec 24 '19 at 9:36
  • @wimi I have no idea which hats you earned last year. – Eran Dec 24 '19 at 9:38
31

Common hats for Winter Bash 2019

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
post a message in chat within ±12 hours of the UTC New Year’s begin that gets starred


Just Jesting

Just Jesting

10 upvoted comments
post 10 comments that each earn an upvote


The Milliner

The Milliner

collect 11 hats


Hero Of Time

Hero Of Time

ask at 7pm anywhere
ask a question when it is 7:00 pm in any time zone


Werewolf Hunter

Werewolf Hunter

Note: Trigger of hat was modified during WB, see this post for more information. Also works with 3 tag-only edits.

edit 3 old questions on any site
edited 3 questions on any site that were posted more than a year ago


Rep Hunter

Rep Hunter

5 accepted answers in 1 day
post 5 answers that get accepted, all posted in a single UTC day or all accepted in a single UTC day


Cosmic Brain

Cosmic Brain

earn the Nice Answer badge [answer score of 10 or more]


Fashionable

Fashionable

9000 views of your questions
get over 9,000 combined total views on all questions that you asked during Winter Bash


Red Baron

Red Baron

answer question at -3, becomes +3 and answer +5
answer a question scoring -3 or lower; the question eventually becomes 3+ and your answer becomes 5+


Foot of the Rainbow

Foot of the Rainbow

earn a gold badge on any site
earn a gold badge on either a meta or a main site


Where in the World?

Where in the World?

post or vote on Dec 21
ask, answer, or vote when it’s December 21st anywhere in the world (this hat comes in two forms, but you can only get one)


Where in the World?

Where in the World?

post or vote on Dec 21
ask, answer, or vote when it’s December 21st anywhere in the world (this hat comes in two forms, but you can only get one)


Snaphat

Snaphat

answer in 30 min, +3 and accepted
answer within 30 minutes of the question being asked, scoring 3 and getting accepted


Philantropist

Philantropist

award bounty on last day
award a bounty, to someone else, on the last day of hats


Bûche de Noël

Bûche de Noël

post or vote on December 25th
ask, answer, or vote on December 25th


Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

earn a silver badge on any site
earn a silver badge on either a meta or a main site


Living in the Future

Living in the Future

self-answer +5 an old question
self-answer a question you asked before Winter Bash and score +5 on the answer


Silencium

Silencium

question with no flags for a week
ask a question that gets no flags within a week of being posted


Shiver Me Timbers

Shiver Me Timbers

provide highest scoring answer that outscores accepted answer
provide the highest scoring answer that outscores an already accepted answer having a score of 2 or more, by at least 2


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    For Werewolf, main meta or any meta? – Ankit Sharma Dec 10 '19 at 5:54
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    @AnkitSharma Mother meta or child Metas. Both will work. – Nog Shine Dec 10 '19 at 7:42
  • @NogShine you tested it? – Ankit Sharma Dec 10 '19 at 7:44
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    @AnkitSharma Yeah. I got it on Hinduism meta and there are many who got it here. – Nog Shine Dec 10 '19 at 7:48
  • @AnkitSharma There are very, very few hats you can only earn only on a single exchange (i.e. when it says "meta" it applies to any meta). I can only think of one from a couple years ago and I think they've updated the trigger since. – Draco18s no longer trusts SE Dec 11 '19 at 17:12
  • Werewold hunter has been changed to apply to any site. – Martijn Pieters Dec 12 '19 at 21:01
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    Perhaps it should be noted on Hero Of Time that you need to ask a well received question to get the hat. – user3306356 Dec 15 '19 at 2:46
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    Does 7:00 PM has to be exact or a few seconds after 7:00 PM would give "Hero of the Time" hat? – A J 9 Dec 21 '19 at 11:07
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    @user3306356 no note needed.*All hats* have a Implicit quality requirement. – David Dec 21 '19 at 15:18

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