Cornelius Fudge wearing a bowler "Oh, you may not think I'm pretty,But don't judge on what you see,I'll eat myself if you can find a smarter hat than me.You can keep your bowlers black;Your top hats sleek and tall,For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting HatAnd I can cap them all." —The Hogwarts Sorting Hat's song from 1991[src] A bowler (also called a derby in the United States) was a type of hat with a domed top and a narrow, slightly-upturned brim. History In 1926, Man-Hat-On Milliners for Wizards ran an advertisement in the The New York Ghost noting the many hat styles they sold, including "derbys." In 1991, the Sorting Hat sang a song to welcome students to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which included the line "You can keep your bowlers black." Cornelius Fudge was noted to have worn a lime-green bowler during his tenure as Minister for Magic in the 1990s. Appearances Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Mentioned only) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Mentioned only) Notes and references ↑ "Bowler hat" on Wikipedia ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image) ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 14 Retrieved from "https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Bowler?oldid=1232134" Categories: Articles with information from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Hats Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.