Dedalus Diggle wearing a top hat

"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 Hat
And I can cap them all.
—The Hogwarts Sorting Hat's song from 1991[src]

A top hat is a type of hat, characterised by its broad brim and high, flat-crowned top.[1]


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 top hats.[2]

In 1993, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley came across a Transforming rabbit, a magical breed of rabbit with the ability to transform into a silk black top hat, in the Magical Menagerie, Diagon Alley.[3]


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