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How the Toque Blanche Became the Classic 'Chef's Hat'


A chef stands in a kitchen, in a white chef’s coat, white apron, neckerchief, and tall white hat. But why is the old-school chef’s hat, or toque, the shape that it is?

The term toque has been around for a few thousand years — it ultimately comes from a word that simply means “hat” in Arabic. In the 1800s the French began using the phrase toque blanche to refer to the white hat worn by chefs as part of their uniform. The color white was perceived as the most hygienic of colors, which helped to portray a sense of cleanliness in the kitchen.

To wear a hat of some sort when cooking food for others in itself does not seem odd at all — rather, it makes sense to keep hair neat, tidy, and out of the food.

The reason for the tall and pleated shape of the toque blanche, however, has to do with skill and rank rather than hygiene. The pleats in a chef’s hat, back in the day, were said to represent the number of ways the chef wearing it could cook an egg — 100 pleats being the ultimate goal and badge of honor, denoting the skill, experience, and rank of the chef.

As well as the pleats, the height of the hat was also important. The taller the toque, the higher ranking, more knowledgeable, and more important the chef was.

Today’s chefs are more relaxed with their headwear. Though you will certainly still find toques worn these days in classic French restaurants as well as culinary schools, the meaning of the pleats and hat height has diminished quite a bit. Toques these days rarely exceed a height of 12 inches, and as for the number of pleats — well, even if it’s just three or four folds, it might still demonstrate a chef’s level of experience, if not the number of ways he or she can cook an egg.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Ten of the Funniest Pictures of Cats in Tiny Hats

If over the months of doing this blog I had to name everything we have seen a cat wearing it would be a very, very long list indeed. And things are much the same for this post. But at least this time our feline friends are wearing something a little more their size…

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Hats and Caps

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

10 – “I have coughed up bigger things than this hat!”

FACT: The smallest hat worn by men is called a “Small Tricorn Hat” with dimensions of just two inches by four inches and it is traditionally worn on the top of the wig!

Cat Wearing Tiny Ladies Hat

9 – “The type of summer hats we wear says a lot about what sort of cat we are.”

FACT: In America, it is in fact against the law to wear a hat that obstructs a view of another person in a theatre or some other place of amusement! It is a crime against hats.

Cat Wearing Tiny Top Hat

8 – “I had it all….then I scratched it all to bits.”

FACT: You might not have heard of him, but it was French Magician Louis Comte who was first to pull out a rabbit from a top hat way back in 1814!

Cat Wearing Tiny Summer Hat

7 – “You may call me madam or maybe mistress.”

FACT: right up until the middle of 19th century baseball umpires had to wear top hats during the play of the game!

Cat Wearing Spring Hat

6 – “I fancy my kitty nibbles, down by the river side, now run along and get the finest milk!”

FACT: The humble bowler hat that is now a symbol of the City of London began its life as nothing more than a riding helmet!

Cat Wearing Tiny Bowler Hat

5 – “Another fine mess you’ve gotten me into!”

FACT: In the US there was once a very strange craze called “Felt Hat Day” on September 15. Anyone who wore a summer straw hat after that date risked being physically attacked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Steam-punk Hat

4 – “Clean your ears out! I said a hat that is a little more me, not little on me. ”

FACT: Unlike what most people think the beret started out as nothing to do with the army at all, in fact it was traditional Pyrenean shepherd’s hat. But way back in 1918, the British Tank Corps trained with the French mountain regiment who had adopted the berets.

Cat Wearing Tiny Fez

3 – “Don’t mention the Fez, I am rather sensitive about it.”

FACT: A traditional chef’s hat (the tall kind called toque blanche) should have exactly 100 pleats in it to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked!

Cat Wearing Tiny Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Hat

2 – “If its good enough for Princess Beatrice, it is good enough for me as well!”

FACT: Students of the medieval theologian John Duns Scotus were the first to wear dunce’s caps and it was thought that the caps would funnel God’s wisdom into their head! But of course people soon worked out how silly this was and the caps soon become associated with nothing but foolishness.

Cat Wearing Tiny Super Mario Cap

1 – “I don’t normally jump onto turtles backs, but when I do…”

FACT: The earliest record of hat-wearing comes from 15,000 years old rock drawings located in a cave at Lussac-les-Châteaux in central France! It is that they were made from grass, mud and twigs.


Watch the video: How to become a Chef in India. Saransh Goila (November 2021).