Fun quizzes about hats

Hat Quiz No.1

  1. The detective Sherlock Holmes is famous for which type of hat?
  2. Which American historical figure would you most associate with the stovepipe hat?
  3. Which traditional Scottish men’s bonnet takes its name from the hero of a 1790 Robert Burns poem?
  4. Which 1964 James Bond movie features Oddjob and his razor-edged bowler hat weapon?
  5. Which hat is named after the city that produced the dye, made from crimson berries, to colour the hat?
  6. Which British Prime Minister regularly wore a type of Homburg hat, which became associated with his name?
  7. What name is given to the traditional ceremonial headdress of bishops?
  8. What is the Spanish word for hat?
  9. “Mad as a hatter” come from men suffering from dementia symptoms due to working with which 19th century product used for hat manufacturing?
  10. What name is given to the designing and manufacture of hats?


  1. Deerstalker
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Tam o’ Shanter
  4. Goldfinger
  5. Fez
  6. Anthony Eden
  7. Mitre
  8. Sombrero
  9. Mercury
  10. Millinery

Hat Quiz No.2

  1. The film Casablanca features Humphrey Bogart wearing which kind of hat?
  2. Which headwear gets its name from a battle in the Crimean War?
  3. Which tall, furry hat of the Brigade of Guards’ full-dress uniform is sometimes mistakenly identified as a busby?
  4. The Boss of the Plains hat is also known by which name?
  5. What’s the name of the brimless cap, usually made of cloth, worn by male Jews?
  6. The Campaign Hat is most commonly associated with which organisation?
  7. What’s the name of the Russian hat with its characteristic earflaps? It derives its name from the Russian word for ‘ears’.
  8. Che Guevara wore which type of hat?
  9. What hat derives its name from the stage adaptation of a George du Maurier 1894 novel?
  10. Barbershop quartets are associated with which kind of hat?


  1. Fedora
  2. Balaclava
  3. Bearskin
  4. Stetson
  5. Kippah or Yarmulke
  6. Mounties or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  7. Ushanka
  8. Beret
  9. Trilby
  10. Boater

Hat Quiz No.3

  1. What name is given to the act of tipping one’s hat as a cultural expression of respect or acknowledgement between two people?
  2. Who wrote the lyrics: “In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade”?
  3. Which band said, “there’s fewer more distressing sights than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap”, in their song Time for Heroes?
  4. Which lady’s hat popular in the 1920s gets its name from its shape, which is the French word for “bell”?
  5. Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, was well known for wearing which sort of hat? She was wearing a pink one on the day of her husband President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
  6. What sort of helmet, also known as the safari helmet, is associated with European explorers and travellers in the warm climates of Africa and Southeast Asia?
  7. Who would normally wear a toque blanche?
  8. What four letter name is given to the cap with a flat circular top and a peak most commonly associated with French police and military uniforms, with versions worn by American Civil War soldiers?
  9. What’s the name of the hat widely associated with Napoleon Bonaparte and worn by European and American military officers of the same era?
  10. Panama hats are made and originated in which South American country?
  11. A classic chef’s hat has how many folds?


  1. Doffing
  2. Irving Berlin
  3. The Libertines
  4. Cloche hat
  5. Pillbox hat
  6. Pith helmet
  7. A chef (toque is actually an Arabic word for hat.)
  8. Kepi
  9. Bicorne or bicorn
  10. Ecuador
  11. 100 (which are said to symbolise the number of ways a chef can prepare or cook an egg)

Hat Quiz No.4

  1. Which British annual sporting event do you associate with Boaters?
  2. Who did the Cavalier hat wearing Royalists fight against?
  3. What colour is a Cardinal’s hat?
  4. Who used to wear a Dunce’s hat or cap?
  5. Which overseas legion wore a Kepi?
  6. What are Pith Helmets made from?
  7. What is distinctive about a Slouch Hat?
  8. Where do Tyrolean hats come from?
  9. Which headwear has led the fashion for hat wearing since the 1980s?
  10. Which comic magician used to wear a Fez?


  1. Henley Regatta
  2. Parliamentarians (Roundheads)
  3. Red
  4. Pupils who were slow at learning
  5. French Foreign Legion
  6. Cork or pith
  7. One side is turned up
  8. The Alps
  9. Baseball Cap
  10. Tommy Cooper