Jan. 15, 2023 is National Hat Day!

Hats have been worn for thousands of years. In fact, Egyptian artwork from 3200 BC depicts a man wearing a straw hat! Hats can be practical – keeping people comfortable in the sun or rain. They can also be purely decorative, like the tiny “doll hats” worn atop huge wigs in the 18th century, and the fascinators still worn for special occasions today. To celebrate National Hat Day in 2023, check out even more great books featuring hats: