Celebrities For Whom Being Spotted Without A Hat Would Be As Rare As A Pig With Wings


Sometimes, our heads need a little extra assistance and that calls for some headgear. Some wear hats or caps for protection; some wear it for style, while some may wear headwear for religious purposes. Whatever the reason is, different types of headwear have been used by mankind since centuries now. Some people love wearing hats, while others don’t. Some look good in hats, while others are better off without them. However, there have been some famous people, who have loved their headgear and have donned them so well that it almost became their trademark, making it extremely rare to spot them without their bonnets. Here is my top 5 list of famous mad hatters!

Charlie Chaplin and his Bowler Hat

Probably the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of this legendary silent artist, is his quintessential bowler hat, his cane and his trademark moustache, which soon became classic symbols of Hollywood’s silent film era. The bowler hat became famous especially after Chaplin’s most memorable on-screen character “The Little Tramp”, also known as The Tramp, appeared in films like “City Lights” and “Modern Times”.

Jawaharlal Nehru and his Gandhi Cap

Getting its name from the iconic leader of the Indian Freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi, the Gandhi cap is a white colored side cap, made out of khadi. The Gandhi cap was popularized by Mahatma Gandhi and later started being worn by his followers and other political activists during the Indian Independence Movement. However, perhaps the most significant advocate of the Gandhi cap, probably more than Mahatma Gandhi himself, was Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was never seen sans his Gandhi cap.

Abraham Lincoln and his Stovepipe Hat

Without a doubt, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was the man behind the popularity the stovepipe hat. In contrast to most top-hats, the stovepipe hat is taller and straighter. Legend has it, that the famous president also kept important letters inside his hat! Well we shouldn’t be surprised, since top hats are so tall that even rabbits happen to hide in there!

David Evans (U2 guitarist) and his Skull Cap

The legendary U2 guitarist always tops off his ‘do with a black skull cap. Also famously known as “The Edge”, David Evans has never been seen without a hat or a skull cap since early 80’s. He always dons a black skull cap on all U2’s stage performances, songs and video. Moreover, even in photos from his daily life, the omnipresent black skull cap is always there.

Queen Elizabeth II and her fancy colorful hats

Ever since her accession to the throne more the 60 years ago, the Queen of England has also emerged as the ultimate queen of hats. It is said that the queen has donned more than 5,000 different hats throughout her reign since 1952. From brimless, floral designs to furry winter Cossack hats to bright hats adorned with bows, flowers and feathers, Her Majesty’s head has effortlessly pulled off all these hats as royally and gracefully as her crown.

These are some people whom you just can’t imagine or visualize without their trademark heard wear. There are many more famous celebrities who strut about with their distinctive and famous head pieces. However, these five definitely top the list.

Faith Cummings is the author of this delightful post. She feels that in our society ‘Clothes make the man’ and that is why it is necessary to look great at all times. She believes that wearing stylish hats can change your whole look and add up to your oomph factor.