If you have earned more than 99 hats since you last checked the hat inbox, the counter gets limited to 99:

99 new hats

There should have been around 300 new hats there, by my count.

The 2-digit restriction is there because of historical reasons:

@Glorfindel Nah, just a snarky response ;) You have a point -- with the new top bar you can fit three digits. The two-digit restriction is because in previous years, three didn't fit. – balpha Dec 15 '17 at 16:33

And obviously there's room for more digits - for instance, in the inbox counter:

32188 inbox items

So... could I have my ridiculously overblown new hat numbers, please?

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    I know this isn't relevant, but exactly how? 300 new hats??? Dec 16, 2020 at 18:25
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    @DonThousand - I ran a script that checks my flagging statistics on every site, which had the side effect of... visiting every site and meta site, which gave me a hat on every site.
    – Mithical
    Dec 16, 2020 at 18:27
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    Oh my lord! LOL Dec 17, 2020 at 16:00
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    You are a legend. :D Dec 18, 2020 at 9:27


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