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We obtained 266K hats this past year's WB 2019 contest, and just like the past two Winter Bashes (2017 and 2018) we showed off our new hats.

We choose our finest hats, used the positioning controls to adjust them, and posted a screenshot as an answer. As was the usual, we had a Winter Bash 2019 chat room for tips about finding secret hats and other millinery.

With Winter Bash over no more updates are expected here. At the end of 2020 a different contest is expected, this was (supposed to be) the last year for hats.

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    Why is this question being negatively received, while the ones for 2017 and 2018 are positively received? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Dec 11 '19 at 18:10
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    I remember those started off with negative scores as well. – Glorfindel Dec 11 '19 at 18:17
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    @SonictheReinstateMonica-hog I think many people are still angry over the way Monica was treated and don't feel happy at all – Richard says Reinstate Monica Dec 11 '19 at 18:20
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    @RichardsaysReinstateMonica There's many more going wrong with Stack Overflow Inc. beyond how monica was treated. – πάντα ῥεῖ Dec 11 '19 at 18:22
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    People share what they have with their compatriots but seldom with those whom are most in need. Is the glass half full or half empty. Better to contribute an improvement than fall into dispare. – Rob Dec 11 '19 at 18:26
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    @πάνταῥεῖ yes, but the way monica was treated is the Ur example – Richard says Reinstate Monica Dec 11 '19 at 18:39
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    Glorfindel's answer was not festive enough, it seems. – Frédéric Hamidi Dec 11 '19 at 19:32
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    Wow! The hat-haters are out in full force this year. There are always downvotes on Winter Bash related posts, but this year it is crazy! – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 1:40
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    @X-27wantstoReinstateMonica - Don't let a few downvotes discourage you, it takes five down to cancel one up. So that everyone can participate the question was enthusiastically reopened an hour ago. If people aren't walking around IRL in a bad mood, and even if they are, such behaviour isn't to be encouraged here. Off-topic behavior is off topic. – Rob Dec 12 '19 at 2:12
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    I really can't decide if putting a damper on Winter Bash because of the unpleasant events is called for or not. I do miss Monica's participation, though, and I can see that for her Winter Bash would be bitter. I respect those who want to refrain from having fun in a way that will make those who were injured/left SE feel left out. – hat Dec 12 '19 at 7:02
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    There is not good reason to close this! It is a tradition which has been supported even by employees. If it gets closed again I'm definitely going to cast a reopen vote. – hat Dec 12 '19 at 18:05
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    @Rubiksmoose thanks, I cast a reopen vote. I don't know why we have to go through this every year. – hat Dec 12 '19 at 19:57
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    The Hat Madders. – Rob Dec 12 '19 at 21:14
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    Not so permanent. Remember: A Sportsmanship Badge is earned by: "Upvote 100 answers on questions where an answer of yours has a positive score.". --- Answer in the "Winter Bash 2019 Knitting" and "Show off your hats! (2019 edition)" question and get 95 credits for upvoting everyone else. Getting a silver badge earns an "Amazing Grace" hat. A Sportsmanship badge helps your Candidate Score – Rob Dec 17 '19 at 0:14
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    Why do I feel like some of these pics don’t have hats – sure Dec 29 '19 at 1:33

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I believe that Ezran is wearing this Merlin hat beautifully. Even if it's true that is brother, Callum, is the real magician here.

Ezran wearing a Merlin hat


I call myself a fool and I must be one, because I decided to wear this beautiful hat:

A tree wearing a "fool" hat

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I just couldn't resist. Who needs turkey?

A toast with ducky

Nearly done...

AARGH. Ducky's revenge!

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Should one wear a hat when it's burning? Or is it my fox power?

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Agent 007?

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This hat definitely makes me look like Hokage of Konoha(Leaf Village), Don't you agree?

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last but not the least, the sun hat

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It's a secret hat for a secret agent (in my dreams)

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Although I'm a member of SE since 2018, this is the first time that I'm using hats! So let's begin:

A fool hat:

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A rubber ducky, yay :D

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The moon looking closely after me:

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And the best for last, here's me with a weird hat with funny eyebrows :p :

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I have changed my profile picture on account of Christmas.

Actually, a lot of hats suit Santa well!

The Merlin - Merry Santa

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The Brainy Santa!

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Why can't Santa hunt? :P

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Santa too feels cold, right?

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The Copter Santa and his friend Doraemon.

It'd easy to deliver presents, right? ;)

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Rainbow Santa

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I spent 15 minutes in GIMP mocking up what I'd look like with the "This Is Fine" hat.

This is fine

Scaled down variation

This is also fine

Bonus: Screwing up transparency.

This is still fine

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My Profile picture from another of our sites:
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Note: Screenshot overlaid on dark background to show outer planet and star.

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Flower pot shaped as a moai head, with a top hat, a monocle and a black mustache

The top hat fits the face, not the "hair".

Flower pot shaped as a moai head with a yellow mask covering the top part of the face

I just love getting some sun on my face during winter.

Flower pot shaped as a moai head wearing a miniscule Russian ushanka

At least this ushanka won't slide over my ears.

the same flower point, but now with the burning logs of wood on its head

Happy Sol Invictus day, or Merry Christmas, as the case may be ;-)

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After change of symbol I am eager to wear this hat. Lovely Winter Bash.

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Puppy on fire.

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All-in-one.

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+2 All are on fire. Hope it's understood .

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Hats off just to show off the hat underneath.

prof. balthazar

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Someone on the site called me "regular folks". Well, I'll show them!

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I got bored just wearing a single item of finery so I decided to show my wonderful fashion sense by combining items.

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I couldn't resist the John Lennon look as I'm a Liverpudlian:

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Ready for the New Year's Party:

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The DJ was too formal, so I went with a large earring instead:

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Last seen in 2016, Solstice (Where in the world?) hats are back this year!

SJ with sun

These hats have so many benefits. :-)

They weren’t available last year. Maybe next year I’ll be able to earn both versions!


I can also rock the amazing Grace Hopper hat:

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The J is good for a unicorn (foot of the rainbow) hat:

SJ with unicorn hat


And I’ve never thought of myself as a jester, so maybe I’m the fool: enter image description here


I don’t know how I got blue in the face:

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The hardest hats and the new year hats!

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Collage work of my #HATS2019

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A perfect day for burning some reputation

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