Created By: KZN02 on March 15, 2012 Last Edited By: KZN02 on April 2, 2012
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Hat Of Flight

A hat that allows flight.

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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.

Examples:

Comic Books
  • 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.

Literature
  • The eponymous beanie in the children's book Isabella Propeller and the Magic Beanie.

Live-Action TV
  • 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.

Newspaper Comics
  • 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.

Oral Tradition
  • 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.

Video Games
  • The Wing Cap from Super Mario 64.
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii: the Propeller Suit has a helmet with a propeller to use in flight.
  • Wario Land had a jet-powered hat as one of the power-ups.
  • The 1992 Addams Family videogame (based on the 1991 movie of the same name) gives Gomez a helicopter hat in certain levels.

Western Animation
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Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • March 15, 2012
    TonyG
  • March 15, 2012
    KTera
  • March 15, 2012
    Catbert
    • 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..
  • March 16, 2012
    Generality
    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.
  • March 16, 2012
    MetaFour
    This would be a subtrope of Hat Of Power.
  • March 16, 2012
    foxley
    Linda finds a magical hat that allows her to fly in the Round The Twist episode "Copycat".
  • March 16, 2012
    JonnyB
    In the Sid and Marty Krofft show, Lidsville, the evil magician Hoodoo has a top hat that turns into a flying machine.
  • March 17, 2012
    chicagomel
    Isn't there a helicopter hat in one of the Super Mario Bros Wii games? Or is it a whole suit?
  • March 20, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ The helicopter part is just on the hat, so it should count.
  • March 20, 2012
    TBTabby
    Wario Land had a jet-powered hat as one of the power-ups.
  • March 20, 2012
    Mauri
    Under myths we have Hermes as Generality said (Roman side with Mercury was meant as speed for more it should be in the other wiki) but we had the Helicopter Hat (or in some cases known as Propellor hat) in Real Life (while not providing the Flight part) it gives the image for it:

    Inspector Gadget hat

    And This other option for the image if this goes by it will be this one:

    Hat.jpg (hopefully the http links will show)

    Other options in real life which invoke the idea but never fulfill are the winged helmets. Which were used in rituals.

    Edit: This post has been edited by Arivne to change two picture URLs that were massively breaking YKTTW to links. Original poster was Mauri. Mauri, to put your name back on this post just edit it in any way, such as by deleting this paragraph. Edit 2: First of all I'm thankful you fixed the screw up with the code so I'm glad it shows and second it can be giving credit where it is due in that respect. For all your attention thanks.
  • March 23, 2012
    Omeganian
    The Argentinian comic (and a cartoon) Hijitus, where the titular hero used a magical hat (about as big as himself) to transform into a Flying Brick.
  • March 24, 2012
    foxley
    The eponymous beanie in the children's book Isabella Propeller and the Magic Beanie.
  • March 28, 2012
    JonnyB
    Also the beanie hat in Lidsville could fly with its propeller on top.
  • March 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    The cover of Super Mario 64 would make a good page picture, as that work's page has a different pic.
  • April 2, 2012
    DmM
    There's an Irish folk tale called The Red Cap in which the titular item of apperall allowed the wearer to fly. I think W.B. Yeats anthologised a version of it.
  • April 2, 2012
    Astaroth
    The 1992 Addams Family videogame (based on the 1991 movie of the same name) gives Gomez a helicopter hat in certain levels.
  • April 2, 2012
    nman
    ^^^I agree Mario's wing cap is a good picture, but I don't know if the cover of that game would be good. I can't objectively judge it, since I've sunk so many hours over the last 15 years into that game, that I know that the wings are on the hat, but if someone had never played Mario 64, would it be obvious that the wings are on the hat, and not just on his back? I still think it's a good picture, but I don't know.

    This one from the Mario wiki makes it clearer that the wings are on the cap, but once again, if someone had never played the game, would they know that they aren't just weirdly shaped wings on his back?
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