Stack Exchange celebrates the winter holidays by having a "hat" event known as "Winter Bash" which starts this year on December 19th and lasts about two weeks. Doing actions on the sites can earn you a hat you can use to decorate your avatar. Here's a list of the hats from last year as an example.

Some of the hats are easy to get, others are difficult, secret hats.

As a site, we can choose to opt out if there is a large number of users who do not want to earn hats.

So, do we want hats on Arts & Crafts?

As a note, if you do not want to participate as an individual, you can always opt out network-wide by clicking on an opt out button that will be available everywhere. It reads "I Hate Hats".

Example of Hats from 2015

More info about hats.

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Hats are fun! Plus, making hats is even on-topic!

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    Maybe that's one of the secret hats: ASK HOW TO CRAFT A HAT. – Erica Nov 29 '16 at 23:39
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    @Erica if it's not, it should be for next year! That being said... it would sure give us a lot of dupe questions to moderate. – Catija Nov 29 '16 at 23:39
  • Might as well go for it. If people don't want to participate they do not have to. Enabling it will give people the choice if they want to opt out. – Matt Nov 30 '16 at 14:01
  • @Matt Yeah, we don't actually have to opt in. If we don't do anything, we get hats :P I don't know why we wouldn't do it but we thought we'd ask. I think only one or two sites ever opt out. – Catija Dec 1 '16 at 0:04
  • @Catija I more meant that I am pretty sure we can do this and not all users are forced to use them so the individual can choose not to use them. – Matt Dec 2 '16 at 5:21
  • @Erica We need a hats tag now. – haykam Dec 9 '16 at 0:25
  • @haykam Your wish is my command. – Rand al'Thor Dec 9 '16 at 0:27

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