The Headwear Association

Promoting hats and headwear awareness worldwide

SAVE THE DATE: The Headwear Association's 108th Annual Dinner

Central Park Boathouse, New York City | April 14, 2016

Latest THA News

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Headwear Association Announces 2016 Headwear Hall of Fame

Inductees are John Wayne, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Kate Hudson and Hedy Lamarr
“This is the eighth annual Headwear Hall of Fame Induction. Every year, The Headwear Association recognizes individuals known for their signature style, which of course includes wearing a wide variety of hats,” said THA President, Charles Rand. “We are excited to welcome this year’s inductees to the Headwear Hall of Fame, which now totals 48 members.”


2015 Hat Person of the Year

Al Roker | 2015 Hat Person of the Year


Congratulations to Al Roker who was voted the
2015 Hat Person of the Year!
Mr. Roker won with 59% of the vote, beating out Jessica Alba, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. You wear those hats well, Al!

Read more about it here.

Hat Day in the Sun 2015

2015 Hat Day in the Sun

The Headwear Association Launches

Eight Annual Hat Day in the Sun

FREE Sun Protection Hats to be Distributed Nationwide

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun over-exposure. With this in mind, The Headwear Association (THA) is hosting the eighth annual “Hat Day in the Sun” on Thursday, June 11th, 2015.

Hat Day in the Sun is an annual national public awareness campaign to educate adults and children about how the right hat can protect against skin cancer, sun damage, and premature aging. To celebrate this event, THA members will be giving away FREE wide-brimmed sun-protection hats in cities across the country, including New York, Milwaukee, Boulder and Dallas. This year's Eighth Annual Hat Day in the Sun event will be the biggest yet, with more locations than ever before!

CLICK HERE for more information and Hat Day in the Sun 2015 locations

THA on Television



Did Alex Trebek just say

The Headwear Association?"

It’s official. THA is part of American

Pop Culture. Hat Person of the Year is an “answer” on Jeopardy!



And we made The Soup too. 

We loved Joel McHale’s segment, complete with a

cameo from RuPaul!  


THA Events

A HUGE thanks to everyone who attended the 107th Annual THA Dinner at the Central Park Boathouse

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