* The DC {{Elseworld}} ''SupermanRedSon'' is particularly noted for giving Franchise/{{Batman}} a rather amusing Russian fur cap with tiny bat ears on top, which fans have taken to calling the [[FanNickname Bat-Hat]]. [[MemeticMutation It is natural to want to touch a hat so sexy]].
** When asked about the Bat-Hat, the artist responsible justified it with "I took a lot of crap from friends about this hat. But I still like the design. Russia is cold, why can't Batman have a warm hat?"
* Perhaps not quite the same, but in the newspaper comic ''{{Curtis}}'', the title character often gives commentary on the church ladies' more and more extravagant (and silly) hats.
** Curtis himself is always seen with an oversized green cap -- he even sleeps with it on.
* {{Galactus}} cares not what lesser mortals think of his hat!
* Jay Garrick, TheFlash, wears his father's UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne army helmet, modified to look like Mercury's winged hat. It's stylish, it protects his head, ''and'' it's a [[XenaWarriorPrincess devastating weapon]] when thrown at SuperSpeed!
* It might only appear in a single issue of Franchise/{{Superman}}, but still - wouldn't it be neat if he always wore [[http://snat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/9.jpg that kickass 'pope' hat]]?
** This one is a personal favorite of ''Website/{{Superdickery}}'''s author, by the way.
* In an issue of the Marvel ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comic series, Firefly unveils his new outfit. The Joes he's facing are less than impressed. He notes that "you don't get the full effect without the hat" and puts his on (it's more of a helmet, but whatever), and although he's supposed to be a terrorist but is wearing neon green, he does look commensurately more badass.
* In the ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' comic, Tommy Monaghan's best friend is Natt "The Hat" Walls. The hat in question is very nice indeed, and damage to it appears to serve as a BerserkButton for Natt.
* {{Transformers}} [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformer_clothing wearing clothes]]? Generally kind of silly. Nightbeat [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:MarvelUK-230.jpg with a Film Noir detective-style fedora and trenchcoat?]] Totally in-character, and pretty cool.
* K'Kruhk's conic straw hat in ''StarWars'' has reached MemeticMutation levels on [=TheForce.Net=], where it is referred to simply as "the Hat".
** Ki-Adi-Mundi also wears a wide-brimmed hat at times, most notably in the ''Outlander'' story. It helps hide his very tall head.
* In ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', {{Magneto}}'s helmet tends to signify whether or not he's a villain this week; you're a lot likelier to be able to have a reasonable conversation with him if he's not wearing it.
** Plus, in the movies, it serves as a psionic shield, making this Evil, Stylish, and Practical. No wonder he's a major villain.
** There's a particularly interesting use in Comicbook/{{Excalibur}} v2 #11, where Magneto comes [[HoYay back home to Xavier]] after taking Scarlet Witch away from the Avengers. Charles reprimands him about wearing his helmet and Mags responds defensively, only calming down once he's taken the bucket off his head. Of course, this likely had more to do with [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the ridiculous amount of power he had just used]], but the helmet was a good symbol.
** He wears it when he feels a particular need to shield his mind from Xavier--which usually means he's up to something nasty.
** Speaking of the Scarlet Witch, in her first two dozen or so appearances, Wanda's "hat"/headcover was more like a lampshade with a hole in the front for her face.
* The Juggernaut's Helmet which also keeps Charles out of his head. ''And'' the skull cap he wears underneath, which is also psy-proof.
* Some (DC's) Enchantress fans weren't happy that she didn't have [[RobeAndWizardHat her trademark witch's hat]] in the ''Shadowpact'' series.
* In an issue of ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'', {{Zatanna}} is having a conversation about good and evil with the AffablyEvil Tala. The latter is wearing a particularly stylish hat. Zatanna finishes her argument about how good is better with "It's the only thing that keeps me from stealing your hat." Not that Zatanna is any [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ee/Zatanna-hughes.png slouch]] in the headgear department herself.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'': Molly Hayes has a whole collection of {{Nice Hat}}s.
* ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}: Rorschach wears a fedora. During the [[FilmOfTheBook movie version]], [[spoiler: during the fight with Ozymandius]], whenever his hat falls off, he won't fight until he's put it back on. This seems to hint that he considers it to be a part of his 'body', as he does his mask.
* ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' villain/hero Smart Alec has a big, bulky helmet that also enhances his intellect and feeds him information at a superhuman rate.
* The Mad Hatter is a Franchise/{{Batman}} villain who not only has a hypnotic (literally) chapeau of his own, but who's fascinated with all headwear, especially the nicest one of all-- Batman's cowl.
** Lots of Batman villains have very nice hats: ComicBook/TheRiddler has been known to sport a green bowler hat with a question mark, the Penguin usually wears a massive top hat, and the Joker sometimes accessorizes with a [[http://bittenandbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/the-joker.jpg purple gambler hat]]. ''Niiiice.''
** Though he only wore it once and it was part of a specific tourist-themed outfit, the Joker's straw-brim hat from [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke when he shot Barbara Gordon]] is also memorable.
* Half the Gauls in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' wear nice helmets. The winged headgear worn by Chief Vitalstatistix actually has a chicken ''fall in love with it''.
* DC's DoctorFate has a helmet which is the source of his power; it originally contained the spirit of Nabu that possessed Fate when he wore it. If put on by an enemy, the helmet would drive them insane. Later on, the helmet also fought evil on its own, approximating a body with his gloves and cape. Although Nabu left the helmet to usher in the new Age of Magic, it still has enough magic to impart knowledge to its host and contend with those that might abuse it for their own ends.
* Dum Dum Dugan from ''[[HowlingCommandos Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos]]'' is very attached to his bowler. A major subplot in one of the issues involves the hat getting destroyed and Dugan's attempts to replace it. (His [[TheSquad squad-mates]] get together to buy him a new one. D'awwwww.)
* ComicBook/TheSandman: Death of the Endless has a floppy hat collection. She also borrows Emperor Norton's hat (see Real Life below) when she comes to collect him.
** Can't forget Dream's trademark Alien-in-a-gas-mask helm (a ShoutOut to the 1950s Sandman series), which he dons whenever he has serious business to take care of.
* The Shade normally sports one in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'', but he occasionally swaps out for a variety of other hats.
* Also from DC: Both [[TheQuestion Questions]] have nice hats.
* In ''Calamity Jack'', the sequel to ''ComicBook/RapunzelsRevenge'', [[ActionGirl Action]] [[{{Cowboy}} Cowgirl]] Rapunzel buys a hat in Shyport, [[MerchantCity the Big City]]. It's right nice and smart, making Rapunzel look all citified and stylish and suchlike. The acquisition of Nice Hats is also the obsession of their friend Prudence, a pixie, who likely pointed Rapunzel to the city's finest haberdasher for the acquisition of her new chapeau.
* The Redeemer from the {{Necromunda}} Comic of the same name. His flaming crown also doubles as a weapon, allowing an extra degree of KillItWithFire when in a pinch.
* Comicbook/EnemyAce Hans von Hammer has very distinctive flying headgear.
* {{Wolverine}} can usually be seen wearing a cowboy hat when out of costume.
* Several characters JackKirby designed for the [[TheMightyThor Thor mythos]] have gigantic, lavish Nice Hats, particularly Loki and Hela. Indeed, Kirby created a great many Nice Hats over his long career, as shown in the ongoing feature from Bully, the Little Stuffed Bull, [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/search/label/The%205000%20Hats%20of%20Jack%20Kirby The 5,000 Hats of Jack Kirby]].
* Phrygian cap style hats are pretty much standard clothing for ComicBook/TheSmurfs. They may vary in appearance depending on the occupation of the Smurf wearing it, but they are rarely seen without it. Since male Smurfs are bald, the hats can be used to smuggle things (like in the AnimatedAdaptation's Greedy Smurf, who hides a dessert under his hat, or Clumsy, who hides an ExplosiveBreeder). In the [[Film/TheSmurfs live-action movie]], the hats also serve as parachutes to slow the Smurfs' descent as they jump from the Winslows' apartment window in New York City to a nearby taxicab.
* BY ODIN'S HABERDASHER! No list of Nice Hats is complete without [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.sg/2011/05/5000-hats-of-jack-kirby-jacks-favorite.html the collection of the All-Father]]!
* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Abuse]] wears a fedora in his "adult" form along with a trenchcoat. Mostly because he's actually ten and so doesn't really have clothes that fit him when she shifts. Damian Wayne doesn't seem to think it's very cool, though.
* No one has mentioned the guy Jim Steranko called "The Snapbrim Superhero"...namely, the Spirit.
* ComicStrip/DickTracy's trademark yellow fedora.
* MandrakeTheMagician's top hat.
* [[{{Superman}} Dan]] [[NewGods Turpin's]] derby.