->'''Pen:''' That's ''stupid!''
->'''The Ice King:''' Your ''hat'' is stupid!
->'''Pen:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis MY HAT! IS!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis AWESOME!]]''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

* King Julien's [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100130204741/penguinsofmadagascar/images/thumb/9/9d/KingJulien-01.jpg/284px-KingJulien-01.jpg crown]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''.
** [[spoiler:He's got a closet full of them.]]
* The hat in the ''Sorcerer's Apprentice'' sequence of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
* Aang wears a ''very'' nice hat to attend the theatre in ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'''s "Ember Island Players", which is the same as another character wore [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals while pretending to be one of three people]]. Also, the earthbending soldier's hat Toph wore in the invasion.
** Sokka at one point picks up a hat shaped like a wolf's head.
** Even though she was a background character appearing only once with one line of dialogue, [[http://dvdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/204/017.jpg this woman]] clearly knows how to accessorize.
** Sokka's detective hat from "Avatar Day".
* Fievel Mousekowitz' hat from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. It's apparently passed down through the family line (As explained by his father), and so iconic that possession of it is able to convince Papa (Who had spent the movie refusing to admit his son might have survived being thrown overboard and getting his hope up) that Fievel is alive. It somehow gains the ability to be unfolded into a cowboy hat in the sequel.
* In ''DragonHunters'', Gwizdo is usually shown wearing his aviator's cap, complete with goggles.
* Dr. Facilier had a nice hat in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', being modelled on the dapper [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loa voodoo gods]] Papa Legba aka Baron Samedi. He also had nice Hat Hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' has a real nice hat, though most of the residents of St. Canard disagree. And of course his EvilCounterpart Negaduck has the same hat.
** An episode or two had an alien race of nice hats. Although, considering they were trying to take over the world as mind-control parasites, I'm not so sure "nice" really applies.
** The ''evil'' aliens were set on GrandTheftMe. The ''good'' aliens were '''very''' nice hats, and their leader, Klattuu-tu, is a hat on par with the Pope's hat.
* DonaldDuck loves his sailor hat; anyone taking it from him, or damaging it ''in the slightest'' will soon be suffering UnstoppableRage from Don.
* ''{{Chowder}}'' has a frickin' nice hat (or "vacation home" as it is known by recurring character Chestnut).
* The 1960 Paramount cartoon ''Top Cat'' (by Famous, the studio that produced [[CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper]] and such) features a cat who sings about the paramount importance of wearing the right kind of hat. As he demonstrates, if you want to succeed in life, all else pales to unimportance.
** No relation to {{Hanna-Barbera}}'s ''TopCat'', who sports a jaunty little straw boater.
* And while we're on the subject of Hanna-Barbera and straw hats, ''HuckleberryHound''.
** There's also HokeyWolf and his sidekick Ding-A-Ling.
* An episode of ''DuckDodgers'' had nearly the entire cast mistake a brain probe on the main character's head for an awesome hat. (Making Dr. I.Q. High, who had a pretty NiceHat of his own, rather jealous.) Even the enemies who planted the probe on him mistook it for a cool hat.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has Finn's hat/hood. His [[MemeticMutation hat is AWESOME!]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'', most characters prefer {{Cool Helmet}}s, but a few well-known characters have Nice Hats. Some notable examples are Flint's Green Beret style hat (even worn while off-duty in one episode while not wearing the rest of his uniform) and Wild Bill's cowboy hat.Sergeant Slaughter seems awfully fond of his drill sergeant hat; in one episode, a Cobra grunt hits him over the head with a crowbar, making him upset... Not because it hurt him, but because it dented the hat. (Slaughter then knocks the grunt out with a head-butt before putting it back on.)
* The magic portal hat(s) in the [[PixarShorts Pixar short]] "Presto!" Not one awesome hat, but two!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Dr. Girlfriend originally wore a Nice Hat based on the one worn by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and an ensemble to match. Ironically, she had no idea who that was. (In later seasons, she got ditched it in favor of a CoolCrown.)
* All of the main four characters of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' wear hats (though one would be hard pressed to consider them particularly "nice"). The episode, "Follow That Egg", however, has the following exchange:
-->'''Kyle:''' Do you really think my hat is stupid?
-->'''Stan:''' As a matter of fact... I think it is the nicest hat I have ever known.
** Animals Close-Up With A Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats
* Like ProfessorLayton, Edd from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is never seen without his black stocking cap with two white stripes going down it. Fans are very curious about what's under it.
** Although, Edd's hat has come out a few times, and Edd has sometimes worn other things on his head (sometimes not removing his cap), with the most noble example being [[spoiler:TheMovie]]. Fans believed that they would finally see what would be under Edd's hat, but Ed's big fat head blocked the scene.
** Kevin may fit this trope better than ProfessorLayton or Edd. In the first few seasons of the show, Kevin never, ever removed his hat. Even to take a bath.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' sometimes wears a handmade straw hat which looks rather cool. It tends to be destroyed often (along with the rest of his outfit, more often than not), but he knows how to make replacements.
* The Mayor from ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' has a very nice "mayorin' hat", and woe be unto he who steals it from him.
-->'''Buttercup''': "But we don't get to fight crime anymore!"\\
'''Mayor''': "[[DespairEventHorizon I don't care]]."\\
'''Bubbles''': "He's turned your office into a pig stye! Literally!"\\
'''Mayor''': "[[TenMinuteRetirement I don't care]]."\\
'''Blossom''': "He's tarnishing the image of what it means to be mayor!"\\
'''Mayor''': "[[RuleofThree I don't care]]."\\
'''Ms. Bellum''': "[[BerserkButton He's wearing your hat.]]"\\
'''Mayor''': "...!!!!!"
* Lampshaded somewhat during the "Kamp Krusty" episode of ''TheSimpsons'' when Bart is listing the atrocities that were suffered at the camp.
-->'''Bart:''' And one of the kids was eaten by a bear!\\
'''Krusty:''' OH MY GOD! ''(sobs uncontrollably)''\\
'''Bart:''' Well, it really only ate his hat.\\
'''Krusty:''' Was it a NiceHat?\\
'''Bart:''' Oh yeah.\\
'''Krusty:''' OH MY GOD! ''(sobs uncontrollably)''
** Homer [[http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/188/undercoverhomer4it.jpg has]] [[http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web02/2009/6/5/16/homers-been-there-done-10775-1244234468-3.jpg worn]] [[http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs20/f/2007/232/6/f/Rasta_Homer_by_LightBeam.jpg several]] [[http://download.lardlad.com/framegrabs/index.php?op=5&path=3G04&file=059.jpg nice]] [[http://fatgirlgetsdressed.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/homersnitch.png hats]].
-->'''Marge:''' Your father can be surprisingly sensitive. Remember when I giggled at his SherlockHolmes hat? He sulked for a week and then closed his detective agency.
* [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijitus Hijitus]], a cartoon series very popular in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay and emitted in Argentina between 1967 and 1974 and credited as the first serialized Latin-American cartoon, starred the eponymous character, a homeless boy with an unraveled top hat (his "sombreritus") which allowed him to transform into "Super Hijitus".
* Doug Dimmadome (owner of the Dimmesdale Dimmadome) of ''TheFairlyOddparents'' has a hat so nice, it can't always been seen in full; some episodes have it extend past the top of the screen regardless of how far away from the camera he is.
** Of course, there's Timmy's hat, and the floaty crowny things.
** It is worth noting that, midway through [[AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner the live-action movie]], Timmy loses his hat during his date with Tootie, but she gets him a pink fedora to replace it.
* Numbuh 5 (a.k.a Abigal Lincoln or just "Abby") from ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' rarely takes off her red cap (due to the fact it was a present from her older sister before her FaceHeelTurn.) The only time she does is mostly to use it as weapon.
** Truthfully, she lost the original hat in "Operation: L.I.C.E." when raiding the Delightful Children's manor for nacho chips and replaced it with an identical one. This issue was not addressed again.
** There is also the KND Supreme Leader, Numbuh 362, and her colander-helmet of power. Any headgear that include scimitars must fall under this trope.
* The Shredder's elite guard from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' have nice hats.
-->'''Raphael:''' Nice hats!\\
'''Michaelangelo:''' Yeah, we thought so, too.\\
'''Donatello:''' Say what you will about the Foot, but they do not skimp on the headgear.
* Twister in ''RocketPower''. He's barely recognizable without his hat and had a whole episode when he lost it.
* Dale Gribble refuses to take off his hat in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. He was hatless in one episode when he's working at an adhesives company when he can't exterminate anymore.
** Hank's pimp hat in "Ho Yeah!"
* ''WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' Wherever she is, she's wearing a kicking fedora. (Seeing as she's the type of thief who ''wants'' the cops to know she did it, she has been known to leave the hat at the scene of her crimes as a "calling card".)
* Fondue's chef hat in ''KaBlam''.
* ''{{Cybersix}}'', whose costume includes both a very nice hat and [[BadassCape a very nice cape]].
* Yugo of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has a most excellent hat - it's even the page picture.
* Male humans not named "Spike" or "Daniel" in the original {{Transformers}} cartoon wear hard hats. ''Period''.
* Mickey in ''MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers'' has one given to him by the original [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers Three Musketeers]].
* Ezekiel in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' may be a BaseBreaker and a FlatCharacter, but ''damn'', that toque is cool, it's a shame that he loses it during his ferral transformation in ''World Tour''. There's also Geoff's cowboy hat and DJ's white skullcap.
* An episode of ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' has [[{{Satan}} Lucius]] making a big deal out of his new hat. Naturally, Jimmy destroys it moments later.
** [[TheArtfulDodger Peep]] wears one naturally.
* Corey Riffin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}} wears a beanie everywhere, even to bed, in which he wears a blue version of one when he sleeps.
* Anne and Flip sport some rather cool hats in ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''. And of course, Mr. Chan himself.
* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' introduces the elite Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane, in the running for the position of the biggest badass introduced in the show. Naturally, this comes complete with a BadassLongcoat and a sweet wide-brimmed cowboy hat.
** After evading capture by the jedi, he sets out his accomplices to find guns and a ship while he finds... yeah, a [[SeriousBusiness cool hat replacement.]] One of his accomplices tells him off for attracting attention, but he's clearly too cool to care.
*** SeriousBusiness indeed. In a recent episode, he ''kills another bounty hunter'' because he wore a hat identical to his old one (and then took it for himself, of course). Cad Bane clearly thinks it's a ''really'' NiceHat.
** Fellow bounty hunter Embo also wears a nice disc-shaped hat that is both stylish and practical in use. He has used it as a [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]], [[WeaponizedHeadgear a throwing weapon]] and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a snowboard]].
* Disney/RobinHood and his merry men all wear [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/6-wgjs5Pp-4/0.jpg nice hats]].
* SecretSquirrel has a pretty nice hat himself--and he's the only one who can see through it. Penny wears one herself on the occasion when she goes on her own missions.
* ''TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': Sandy Claws' red hat. Not awesome, you say? Consider that out of all the things blown up by the anti-aircraft shells, '''the hat was the only thing to remain intact'''. That is one BadAss hat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the Joker celebrates becoming omnipotent by creating a crown with a giant whoopee cushion in the middle.
** His counterpart on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' wore a number of hats too, often as part of a costume. He was visibly upset in a season 5 episode when his sea captain hat is blown off during a getaway. Later in the episode he dressed as a miner with matching hat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Perry the Platypus wears a fedora on his missions, as do the other animals at the agency (lampshaded by Vanessa as "a petting zoo... with hats."). It always signifies when he crosses over from mindless domesticated pet to heroic [[HarmlessVillain crime]]-fighter and vice versa. It's a RunningGag that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is incapable of recognizing Agent P ''without'' the NiceHat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Arnold makes a big deal of losing his hat which was blown away by the wind, this being because this is the only thing his parents gave him before they disappeared, and recovered by Helga who can now complete her gum sculpture of Arnold. He gets it back at the end.
* T.J. from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is hardly ever seen without his red baseball hat. And for the sake of all that is holy, [[BerserkButton don't make him take it off against his will]].
** Dr. Slicer made him take it off simply by telling him to. T.J. does so at once.
* The ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' arc "Missouri Mish Mash" centers around Boris Badenov's quest to locate the Kirword Derby, a hat that makes its wearer the smartest person in the world.
* The Mad Hatter from The ''CareBears'' Adventure in Wonderland leaves the Bears a series of personality changing hats that leads them to him. Once they do find him he sings them a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFnNOseN4IY& song]] about the wonder of hats.
* Applejack's stetson in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. So nice, it's the only article of clothing consistently worn by ''any'' of the mane characters. [[TheFashionista Rarity]] has designed a few of her own, but not for everyday use, and she even incorporates the stetson into Applejack's dress for the Grand Galloping Gala. As for minor characters, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkpony]] Trixie wouldn't have been nearly so memorable without her [[RobeAndWizardHat pointy hat]] and [[LargeHam ham acting]].
** Pinkie Pie breaks out a rainbow-colored umbrella hat a couple of times, and later wears a hat shaped like a bowl of chocolate pudding as part of her costume in "Hearth's Warming Eve." Some of the hats from her any costumes include a cake-hat, a basket hat, a working firework-hat and a classy top hat.
** The Mysterious Mare Do Well sports a [[WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck Darkwing]]-style purple fedora, and Spike gets a white one from Cheerilee for his birthday.
** Daring Do from "Read It and Weep" has a fairly-impressive safari hat. She even uses it to escape a DeathTrap.
** Canterlot ponies almost always have a NiceHat.
** ''Friendship is Magic'' is all about [[MemeticMutation GIANT HATS]].
** During the LockAndLoadMontage in ''Dragonshy'' Rarity is first seen with a rather standard steel pot helmet. She then pauses and switches it out for a camouflage pattern sun hat.
** During the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant, all six wear headgear that are very telling about their characters. Princess Platinum wears a glamorous crown, while Clover the Clever wears a humble sackcloth hood. Smart Cookie has a sensible pappy hat while the eccentric Chancellor Puddinghead wears a hat shaped like a bowl of pudding. Commander Hurricane and Private Pansy both wear Greco-Roman style helmets.
*** In "The Crystal Empire", Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy end up jousting during the faire, with even fancier versions of those helmets that use their own manes for the crests.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Eustace loves his hat so much, he even ''sleeps'' wearing it.
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Bugs Bonnets" explores the psychological theory that people's personalities can be affected by the way they dress, by littering a forest where Elmer Fudd is hunting BugsBunny with various hats. As Bugs and Elmer don each hat, their personalities change accordingly.
* In one ''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales Silly Songs With Larry]]'' Larry sings about his "High Silk Hat" [[spoiler:that gets squashed]].
--> "I won't feel grand if I take off my hat!"
* Grunkle Stan from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is almost never seen without his fez, and Dipper gets a distinctive trucker cap with a pine tree on it in the first episode.
* Balboa and [=JoJo=] on ''[[WesternAnimation/JoJosCircus JoJo's Circus]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' found one in one episode that may or may not have been good luck, but based on everything that happened to him while he wore it, Doug decided to never take it off… that is until Roger swiped it.
* The Fat Controller from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' has his trademark black top hat, which is why in the U.S. versions, he is referred to as Sir Topham Hatt.