The Worst Hats Celebrities Have Ever Worn

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Happy National Hat Day! What; you didn’t already have it penciled in on your calendar? You’re not currently wearing a chic beret or snappy chapeau in honor of this momentous celebration of headwear heraldry?

That’s totally cool. Hats aren’t for everyone. We can’t all be members of the Headwear Hall of Fame like Johnny Depp and Queen Elizabeth II. Some of us feel more like this guy every time we leave the house with anything on our head.

So in honor of National Hat Day, we’ve prepared the next best thing to stepping out with a Cat in the Hat topper on your lid: a roundup of celebrities wearing hats. And not just any hats. These photos capture all the times famous folk have donned headwear that errs on the side of ridiculous, zany, odd, and unique — but in a way that’s totally awesome.

To these heroes of amazing headwear on this National Hat Day, we doff our hats to you.
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Johnny Depp

Where: Blow premiere in London, England

When: May 22, 2001

Searchin’ for his lost shaker of salt.
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Justin Timberlake

Where: Opening night performance of Joey Fatone in Rent in New York, New York

When: August 28, 2002

Sometimes, even J. Timbs takes a break from bringing sexy back.
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Britney Spears

Where: 14th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York, New York

When: November 10, 2003

DON'T MOVE, Britney. There’s something on your head.
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Nick Cannon

Where: I, Robot premiere in Los Angeles, California

When: July 7, 2004

America's got haberdashery.
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Snoop Dogg

Where: The Late Show With David Letterman in New York, New York

When: May 3, 2005

Doggy style.
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Ryan Gosling

Where: Half Nelson press conference in Beverly Hills, California

When: August 22, 2006

Hey girl, extra extra, read all about it: I've only got eyes for you.
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Sarah Jessica Parker

Where: Sex and The City: The Movie premiere in London, England

When: May 12, 2008

Put a butterfly on it. You know what? Go crazy. Put two.
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Paris Hilton

Where: Signing her fragrance Can Can at Selfridges in London, England

When: May 15, 2008

When in London...
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Lady Gaga

Where: On Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in London, England

When: March 5, 2010

"Hello, hello, baby. You called, I can’t hear a thing."

"Gaga, that's not how a phone works."
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Sarah Jessica Parker

Where: Sex and the City 2 premiere in London, England

When: May 27, 2010

Looks like black cotton candy. Is not black cotton candy. Do not try to eat.
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Khloé Kardashian

Where: Khloé Kardashian teams up with U by Kotex in New York, New York

When: April 14, 2010

Ladies, it’s time to smash some period myths to smithereens.
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Domhnall Gleeson

Where: 2010 Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Canada

When: September 11, 2010

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
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Will.i.am

Where: American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: November 21, 2010

Everything about this hat is awesome.
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Paris Hilton

Where: At a private party in Malibu, California

When: July 2, 2011

A sailor hat with a bedazzled skull and crossbones. As you do.
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Helena Bonham Carter

Where: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premiere in London, England

When: July 7, 2011

Pretty standard fare for HBC.
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Ashton Kutcher

Where: Jon Cryer’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony in Los Angeles, California

When: September 19, 2011

Helping Johnny Depp search for his lost shaker of salt.
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Sarah Jessica Parker

Where: 2011 VRC Oaks Club Ladies Luncheon in Melbourne, Australia

When: November 2, 2011

Oh, is this not what you wear to brunch?
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Cara Delevingne

Where: Tiffany and Co. Presents Skate at Somerset House VIP night in London, England

When: November 21, 2011

10/10 would wear.
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Selena Gomez

Where: Adidas NEO Label signs Selena Gomez as guest designer in Los Angeles, California

When: November 20, 2012

She was a sk8er girl, she said, "See you l8er, girl.”
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Jessica Alba

Where: Out and about in London, England

When: December 4, 2012

Fresh off the West End run of Doctor Zhivago.
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Cara Delevingne & Santa Claus

Where: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Opening in London, England

When: November 21, 2013

Cara! He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.
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Rihanna

Where: Comme des Garcons Autumn/Winter 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week in France

When: March 1, 2014

C'est ne pas un lapin.
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Pharrell

Where: A photoshoot in Sydney, Australia

When: March 6, 2014

When bae serves blue steel realness in his museum-worthy hat.
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Zendaya

Where: Teen Vogue: Young Hollywood Issue celebration in Los Angeles, California

When: September 26, 2014

Doing her best Pharrell.
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Lady Gaga

Where: Out and about in Manchester, England

When: November 19, 2014

Is this not also your casual “out and about” outfit?
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Jennifer Nettles

Where: CMA 2015 Country Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee

When: November 7, 2015

Need a tiny hat? Why not try Tiny Hats?
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Beyoncé

Where: Leaving her office in New York, New York

When: December 14, 2015

Rockin' around the BEY-mas tree is more like it.
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Boy George

Where: The Voice U.K. launch in London, England

When: December 21, 2015

The first rule of Culture Club is you have to wear this hat.
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Rita Ora

Where: Miami Beach, Florida

When: January 3, 2016

You know, your beach cap. The cap you wear on the beach.
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Ryan Guzman

Where: 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California

When: January 6, 2016

This is so awkward. Guys and Dolls auditions are *next* week.
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