Milliner Stephen Jones: "Hats are totally about escapism. Of course, they can keep you warm, or keep you dry, or keep the sun off your face, but they're predominantly about escaping, about being somebody else." [Jezebel]

This is true: You can be an alien; you can gain attention (by adding several feet to your height); you can be a freaky doll-leg holder; you can stick several hats to your head; and you can even add an extended brain!