A Cool Hat
or Cool Helmet
that gives the wearer the ability to fly. Often has wings or helicopter blades.
Compare Helicopter Hair
and Hair Wings
. See also Mercury's Wings
- The Argentinian comic (and a cartoon) Hijitus has the titular hero use a magical hat (about as big as himself) to transform into a Flying Brick.
- The eponymous beanie in the children's book Isabella Propeller and the Magic Beanie.
- The Flying Nun
- Linda finds a magical hat that allows her to fly in the Round the Twist episode "Copycat".
- In the Sid and Marty Krofft show, Lidsville, the evil magician Hoodoo has a top hat that turns into a flying machine.
- In Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin orders a hat with a propeller on in, expecting that it will alow him to fly. There is an Imagine Spot of him flying with it. He is quite disappointed when he gets and and find out it doesn't actually enable flight.
- The Trope Maker is probably Hermes' winged hat, called the Petasus, though it was only 'winged' in that it had a wide floppy brim, and his power of flight came from his sandals. Nevertheless, because of Pop-Cultural Osmosis, he is now often portrayed with a flying hat.