In the mid 1900’s, 1930’s and 40’s as well as before, today became the day to traditionally put away all your other hats and grab your felt hats out of the closet because cooler weather was on the way. The day was observed by both men and women in an effort to keep their heads warm. Today we do not wear hats as much, probably because we have different ways of cooling our selves with air conditioning and riding in cars instead of on horseback. But if you do wear a hat, this reminder of the cooler days ahead should be observed!
How to celebrate – Start wearing hats so you can change to felt hats on September 15th. Wear a hat for protection from the sun. Check to see what fabric your hats are made from.