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A CoolHat or CoolHelmet that gives the wearer the ability to fly. Often has wings or helicopter blades.

Rarely will anyone [[FridgeLogic ask why]] it doesn't just fly off without its wearer...

Compare HelicopterHair and HairWings. See also MercurysWings. Subtrope of HatOfPower.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* T he Take-copter from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', which is so iconic that it's one of the few recurring tools even if technically its functionality is covered by other gadgets.
* In ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', Lala's hat has giant bat wings and allows her to fly. Her entire costume (hat included) is a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapechanging]] [[RobotGirl robot]] named Peke, so the antigravity may come from the entire costume, rather than just the hat. Her Magnet-bot technology, which sticks things or people together would also allow the hat to stay on.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Argentinian comic (and a cartoon) ''Hijitus'' has the eponymous hero use a magical hat (about as big as himself) to transform into a FlyingBrick.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin orders a propeller beanie expecting that it will allow him to fly. There is an ImagineSpot of him flying with it. He is quite disappointed when he gets and and find out it doesn't actually enable flight.
-->'''Calvin:''' Well, how does it look?\\
'''Hobbes:''' Adjectives fail me.\\
'''Calvin:''' I'm turning it on. Ready? Here goes. I don't seem to be lifting off. This is very peculiar.\\
'''Hobbes:''' ''That's'' the word I was looking for.

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

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Sister Bertrille, of ''Series/TheFlyingNun'', is able to fly because of her winged cornette catching the wind and lifting her up.
* Linda finds a magical hat that allows her to fly in the ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' episode "Copycat".
* In the Sid and Marty Krofft show, ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', the evil magician Hoodoo has a top hat that turns into a flying machine.
* A ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode has Joel coming up with the "Beanie-Chopper" during the invention exchange, but to the Bots' disappointment it doesn't actually allow him to fly.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* The TropeMaker is probably Hermes's winged hat from Myth/ClassicalMythology, called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petasus Petasus]], though it was only "winged" in that it had a wide floppy brim, and his power of flight came from his [[MercurysWings sandals]]. Nevertheless, because of PopCulturalOsmosis, he is now often portrayed with a flying hat.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Wing Cap from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'': The Propeller Suit has a helmet with a propeller to use in flight. It also answers the question posed in the description, the Propeller Mushroom that gives you the power ''does'' fly away if you don't reach it quickly enough...
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' had a jet-powered hat as one of the power-ups.
* The 1992 ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' videogame (based on the 1991 movie of the same name) gives Gomez a helicopter hat in certain levels.
* Barbara and her sisters in ''VideoGame/RaymanLegends'' use their winged helmets to hover, due to lacking the titular hero's HelicopterHair.
* Propeller Knight from ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' has a very fancy helmet with a propeller that lets him fly, complete with handles.
* Risky's Hat in ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' gives Shantae the ability to [[ImprovisedParachute glide due to its large size]] and consequently fly whenever there's an updraft.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', Chinooks wear apparatus on their heads with propellers to air-drop their fellow Salmonids from the Mothership to the ground.
* The playable Toys/{{Furby}} in ''VideoGame/BigFunInFurbyland'''s MiniGame ''In the Clouds'' wears a propeller hat that grants it flight.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'', [[BadassNormal Rocket Hat]]'s "[[ClothesMakeTheSuperman superpower]]" is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin owning a rocket-propelled hat]]. The question of how it stays on his head is asked and answered -- [[HandWave chinstrap]]. And as a backup, if the chinstrap gets cut, he can hold onto the (very subtle) brim.
* In ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'', the Evil Savant's [[http://superredundant.com/?comic=009-helmocopter propeller beanie]] can fly, although he's only used it once so far.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0964.html A gnome in Tinkertown]] is seen flying with a propeller beanie.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has a helicopter hat. Why it doesn't fly away is actually shown, in that it usually has handles that he holds onto while flying, both to steer and prevent it from coming off.
** In one episode, it ''did''. He had to call out, "Go-Go-Gadget Copter Spare!" to get another one.
* Verne is shown with one in the ''WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture'' AnimatedAdaptation.
* In an intro sequence from ''WesternAnimation/HuckleberryHound'', Pixie and Dixie give Mr. Jinks a "copter cap", which sends the cat flying.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' once wore a propeller-beanie which actually worked as a real helicopter when he pulled on the propellers.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The "propeller beanie" (a beanie or baseball hat with a propeller on it) has become a nerd symbol. For example, Website/{{Google}} gives its new employees ("Nooglers") a propeller hat in Google colors during orientation.