Monday, March 14, 2011

What Hat Does Your MC Wear?

Saturday my daughter and I went shopping. What fun!!! Time with her is always a win. She was searching for the perfect hat.We went to one store after another. She bought about three different kinds. Trying on hats is always a blast. You're looking for just the right one that makes a statement about who you are.

So, of course, this started me thinking about characters in books. How many characters in your novel wear a hat? And if they wear a hat, what kind is it? Does it make a statement about who they are?

Think about how much fun it would be to write a character who wore a hat like this one.

Or this one...

Maybe this one...

And, perhaps, this one...

This one could work...

These make a statement...

So does this one.

I quite like this one myself. In my new romantic suspense novel, River Whispers, one of the main characters wears a hat very much like this. 

Hats make a statement. 

Tell me what hat would your hero/heroine wear? It doesn't have to be one of these. Does he/she wear a baseball cap, a football helmet, or a witch's pointy hat? Does he/she have a ski cap, a fez, or a green beret?  Maybe they don't wear the hat any more, but they hide it in their closet because it reminds them of the past. 

The possibilities are endless...


  1. Hi Kathi -

    LOL! From the title, I thought you were referring to occupation.

    My MC has a coat with a hood. There's no special meaning. It's simply to protect her from the elements. Hmm, maybe I should make it a symbol of some kind - like hiding from her problems?

    Susan :)

  2. Susan,
    I wondered if people would think occupation. :)

    Excellent! A hood shielding her from problems. It's always great to find layers in your work. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Two characters in my WiP wear hats - one a ball cap and one a military hat. So far I know what type three of my characters wear. Cool :)

  4. Carol,
    Very interesting. So, is the fellow with the ball cap easy-going and the military guy strict? Or is it the opposite? Sounds like fun.



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