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Secret Hat

Your own special hat that you don't wear in public or around others.
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Everyone may have one but no one knows for sure. For all you know, you are the only one who has a secret hat. So get a hat that looks however you want it to look. Disavow all knowledge of your hat and keep it in a secret place away from prying eyes.
sartep, Jun 09 2003

(???) Perciful's Secret Hat http://www.purciful...m/spelhatforad.html
If I had a hat like this, I'd keep it secret, too. [Cedar Park, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Secret hat http://www.hairpiece.com/
Is this what you mean? [FloridaManatee, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Head Underwear http://www.halfbake...ew_20Head_20Garment
For [pluter] - Guess where Google pointed me on my search for "Head Underwear"? [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(??) one of us http://www.youtube....watch?v=BHPVuGBc9jI
[jaksplat, Sep 09 2008]

secret hat profile shapes http://netfreedomblog.blogspot.com/
(especially George Sugar Bowl) [JesusHChrist, Aug 10 2011]

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       Is there something you'd like to tell us?
snarfyguy, Jun 09 2003
  

       No, nothing at all. I don't have a secret hat.
sartep, Jun 09 2003
  

       the fact that we are wearing secret white coats should not alarm you too much.
po, Jun 09 2003
  

       Yes, sometimes I want the Friedrich Engels Hat, sometimes the Prince Kropotkin Hat, and then there are the days where I just want the "Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs Popeller Beanie". But you're right - It's best to keep it all secret until UPS actually delivers it.
Zimmy, Jun 09 2003
  

       Baked. But I can't reveal the details.
DrBob, Jun 09 2003
  

       CP, I saw a guy wearing one of those stylized into a cowboy hat the other day. ""ing From experience, A cut T-shirt sleeve makes a wondrous display of mushroom cloud hair.
thumbwax, Jun 09 2003
  

       This would be more practical if it were secret underwear. Then you could wear them around and no-one would know. Unless you got hit by a bus.
bungston, Jun 09 2003
  

       Mr Johnson? Mr John Thomas Johnson?
my face your, Jun 09 2003
  

       Love the idea. Purposeful whimsy to skill-model for creative types who can't keep a secret. Excuse me while I put on my Secret Hat. Oooh, damn, I guess I need more work on this secret part.
thecat, Jun 10 2003
  

       Can you keep a secret!
thecat, Jun 11 2003
  

       Have a thing - keep it secret. What's the innovation here?
waugsqueke, Jun 11 2003
  

       Well I wouldn't, would I? What difference does it make what it is? No doubt they exist, along with all the other people who have secret shoes and secret dessert cravings and secret underwear and all the other secret X's. That doesn't make it bakery material.
waugsqueke, Jun 11 2003
  

       hell, let's be secret people. like by day i'm igirl, but by night in my room i'm...MAGIC FAIRY BIRD!
igirl, Jun 11 2003
  

       If sold as a line of clothes...but I can't talk about it further.   

       Pleased to meet you magic fairy bird.   

       Oh, gosh I was hoping I could expand this one with secret shoes, secret desserts, and secret underwear, but I guess they are yours now Waugs. Use them as I would have. :)
sartep, Jun 12 2003
  

       //Everyone may have one but no one knows for sure.//   

       You mean it's disguised to look like a healthy head of hair?
FloridaManatee, Jun 12 2003
  

       [marked–for–deletion] Not an idea, unless someone can illustrate how "have this thing and don't tell anyone" is a halfbakery-worthy concept.
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2003
  

       [waugs] nice try, we know you have one really. You like the idea, you just don't want to admit you already have a secret hat. (wink wink)
silverstormer, Jun 12 2003
  

       Just because it is bakeable by one person in secret does not negate it as an idea. And being a secret counts this idea as original to me (since no one else has posted it) and as far as I know, it doesn't already exist. However, marking it for deletion I guess would make it more of a secret. Well played, Waugs. You do have a secret hat, don't you?
sartep, Jun 12 2003
  

       Shhhhh!
silverstormer, Jun 12 2003
  

       You're missing my point. I'm not saying it's baked or bakeable. I'm saying it's _not an idea_. "Have a thing but don't tell anyone" is not appropriate for the halfbakery. It's nothing.   

       Your logic is faulty. No one has posted "Eat Four Hot Dogs" ("Any time you eat hot dogs, you must always eat four of them, no more, no less. And don't ever tell anyone how many you eat.") either, but that doesn't mean it's a halfbakery valid idea.
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2003
  

       I disagree. For everyone to *have* their own Secret Hat and wear it when nobody was looking, *is* a valid idea. As would be; To have a secret building you can hide in, when you feel it necessary.

Your just miffed because you have been rumbled.
silverstormer, Jun 12 2003
  

       No, I'm not miffed even slightly. Or upset. I get that a lot. People think because I post an opposing comment that I'm angry or something. I never am. Just words. Don't even know what being rumbled means.   

       I read what you wrote and still get "have this thing and it's a secret" and I'm still not seeing halfbakery idea in there anywyhere. Secret hat, secret building - as I said before, having a(n) X and keeping it secret is not an idea.
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2003
  

       [waugs] I think we had better leave it there, you don't see the idea, nothing I can say will make that happen.
I tip my hat at you fine sir. In secret of course...
silverstormer, Jun 12 2003
  

       I do want you to know Waugs that even though we are often on the opposite sides of arguements, I still very much appriciate them. Even though I will still poke at them.
sartep, Jun 12 2003
  

       I appreciate the sentiment. Thanks. Wouldn't be much fun if everyone agreed all the time, would it?
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2003
  

       Oh yes it would!
DrBob, Jun 12 2003
  

       Darn, [waugs], you mean I can't post my radical new "Eat Five Hot Dogs" idea that I had when walking into woik this morning?   

       And isn't all underwear secret (unless you're a teenage girl)?
PeterSilly, Jun 12 2003
  

       I think it's a better secret not to wear underwear.
Worldgineer, Jun 12 2003
  

       No idea, but I'm sure we've got a few wearing underwear for a hat.
DrCurry, Jun 12 2003
  

       Remember the first rule of the secret hat club is no-one ever talks about the secret hat club (or shows their hat).
crabbie, Jun 12 2003
  

       This is a bit on the limping side of lame eh?   

       Ha Ha DrCurry. Is that a pair of drawers on your head or are you pleased to see me?
The Kat, Jun 13 2003
  

       Raise your hand, those of you who have ever sung into a hairbrush under the spell of a magic terry cloth turban.   

       <raises index finger>
Tiger Lily, Jun 13 2003
  

       you'll regret that in the morning. <g>
po, Jun 13 2003
  

       Okay then. With your palm tenderly embracing a croissant, deny that you have ever once in your life done this very thing. Go ahead, deny it. <g>
Tiger Lily, Jun 13 2003
  

       I mimed a beatles number once for a competition (I still cannot believe that I won it) but no the hairbrush thing - never. my dad and I used to play an imaginary piano, does that count?
po, Jun 13 2003
  

       <obligatory> Does it vibrate? </>
Tiger Lily, Jun 13 2003
  

       What Beatles number was it? (Maybe "Do You Want to Know A Secret?")
waugsqueke, Jun 13 2003
  

       Misery - do you know it?
po, Jun 13 2003
  

       The world is treatin' me ba-ah-ah-ahd... misery. Indeed I do, and I'm glad it wasn't Helter Skelter.   

       bliss, you don't mean those little three-prong snap-in things, do you? (I always thought they looked like the Superman symbol.) You must be talking about some sort of thing that fit over the spindle? Trying to picture it.
waugsqueke, Jun 13 2003
  

       She loves you, yeah yeah and it can't be bad <grin>   

       I don't know why and analyse me if you please but one of my favourites is Maxwell's silver hammer !   

       looking at their list of lyrics - the one that stands out is - Michelle.
po, Jun 13 2003
  

       <Rose and Valarie> Must go, must go, free. </Rose and Valarie>
ato_de, Jun 13 2003
  

       <pedant>Maxwell must go free.</pedant>   

       I love 'em all except Revolution #9.
waugsqueke, Jun 13 2003
  

       imagine / woman - magic
po, Jun 13 2003
  

       Oh, I can picture the bouncy red petticoat wig just fine. :)
waugsqueke, Jun 13 2003
  

       maxwell... must go...   

       Whatever.   

       The facts, while interesting, are unimportant.
ato_de, Jun 13 2003
  

       Or perhaps, the facts while unimportant ARE interesting. V-e-r-y inTEResting.   

       Wearing nothing but my secret hat, the cat!
thecat, Jun 24 2003
  

       Hmmmm...the cat in the the hat....
silverstormer, Jun 24 2003
  

       ;)
thecat, Jun 27 2003
  

      

Hat underwear? This thread hinted at the idea, but never got there. Well, it seems unsanitary to sit a nasty old hat on your head bareback, when you could have a clean silk top to go under.

pluterday, Oct 04 2003
  

       I think that deserves it's own idea.   

       (later) Nevermind. It has it's own idea, though doesn't stop at the hair. See link.
Worldgineer, Oct 07 2003
  

       Secret hats could be an invention if they were randomly assembled by robots and put into a case.   

       The line could never be investigated.
FobosDrakontas, Oct 29 2003
  

       This is the best idea ever. Where does one send the secret money to?
lizziepunkin, Nov 20 2003
  

       Our secret hats are sold under many names around the world and can't be traced back to our company. If only we knew who was killing us in the market.
sartep, Nov 20 2003
  

       I have a secret hat... damn now they know!
whatastrangeperson, Mar 14 2004
  

       //and can't be traced back to our company//??   

       Why would that matter? The point is that your company cannot trace me by tracing your hats. If I were to buy one of your hats, than if you knew who I was, my hat would no longer be a secret - you would know that I had it. If I could trace your company from my hat though, I could still maintain complete hat confidentiality so long as I do not contact you.   

       The only solution I can think of is to locate secret hat vending machines in public places.
wagster, Oct 06 2004
  

       do the secret hats come in different styles, or can't you say? Should I already know the answer to that question, or would it be too revealing to reveal?
jonthegeologist, Mar 09 2005
  

       I'm guessing secret hats are freely available within the hidden economy. As for secretly going about secretly not wearing underwear, would that be considered 'stealth commando?'   

       I'm more in favor of the idea of notional hats, which is even more economical. Since we're all on the internet and no one can tell unless I post an undoctored picture, I'll just say I'm wearing my Tim the Enchanter headpiece with the curly ram's horns, which helps me to think at work, tho in fact for just around the house I prefer a plain old felt fez with golden tassle and sans Shriners' embroidery.
Soterios, Mar 09 2005
  

       I think for a hat to be truly secret, you would have to make it yourself. Just like the one I'm..... not wearing.
hidden truths, May 18 2005
  

       Secret Hats pretty much have to be unique. Otherwise people might know what it looked like, and then it wouldn't be a secret. Well, it _would_, but not a very exciting one.   

       Enter the Secret Hat Vending Machine. Giving you options about colour and size, etc, the machine sprays an expandable foam onto a mould, then bakes the hat. As it expands, the bubbles in the foam coalesce and the whole thing expands, taking on a unique shape a la popcorn. Different additives (little stars, bits of felt, squirrels) allow for more customization.
With a 'ping', the hat is presented in a box. Don't open it 'til you get home!
  

       Further craziness could be added by giving the user the option to choose which heating pads were used, thus customizing the uneven heating of the hat. Halfbaking it, I guess, would produce a rather gooey beret.
moomintroll, May 18 2005
  

       As everyone else is churning hat ideas today, I will churn this one - the mother of all hat ideas. Hail [sartep]! Long live the Hat Confidential!
wagster, Jun 09 2005
  

       A better intimidating hat would probably be a very tall top-hat.
hidden truths, Jun 12 2005
  

       Intimidating, but hard to keep a secret.
wagster, Jun 12 2005
  

       You could keep a secret hat underneath it.
hidden truths, Jun 12 2005
  

       This post is totally unconnected to the fact that I may or may not have a secret hat. I may or may not be awarding you a secret croissant. [+]
bookends, Jun 13 2005
  

       You have been spying on me. Perhaps I should not practice by the window. [+]
gomer, Sep 09 2008
  

       I, for one, am glad that someone has reopened the secret hat debate.
nomocrow, Sep 09 2008
  

       There's no debate.
wagster, Sep 09 2008
  

       That's what they said about my hat.
nomocrow, Sep 09 2008
  

       Is that how it happens? A guy starts off with the secret hat, then the secret gloves, next thing he's parading around in front of a mirror in his secret bustier and pumps?
doctorremulac3, Aug 10 2011
  

       Secret hats could be shaped like 3D rotations of silhouette profile edges (see link).
JesusHChrist, Aug 10 2011
  
      
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