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Customization is a large game mechanic in A Hat in Time, which allows the player to change parts of the game's aesthetic through Music, Flairs, Dyes and Costumes.

During Hat Kid's adventure, she can unlock customizations by exchanging Rift Tokens in the Orb Machine hidden behind the barrels in the Main room of Hat Kid's Spaceship, or by completing each Time Rift for the first time. Customization options include Hat Flairs to change the appearance of certain Hats, palettes that change the colors for Hat Kid's clothing/hair, and remixes to change the music in certain levels/areas.

As of the second DLC for the PC version the number of Customizations acquirable trough The Roulette is a total of 35. Listed:

Hat Flairs (17)
Kid's Hat (3) Sprint Hat (4) Brewing Hat (1)
Kid´s Hat Kid's Hat BowKid's Hat Bow2Kid's Hat Rose Sprint hat icon Sprint Hat LadybugSprint Hat DinosaurSprint Hat ThrorSprint Hat Brewer hat icon Brewing Hat Vivian
Ice Hat (4) Dwellers Mask (3) Time Stop Hat (2)
Icehat icon new Ice Hat SantaIce Hat KittyIce Hat HornsTime hat 2 Dwellers mask icon Dweller Mask HorrorDweller Mask SkullDweller Mask Haunted Time Stop Hat Ice Hat 1Time hat 1
Color Palettes (11)
☆☆ ☆☆☆
Palette Blueberry PieBlueberry Pie Palette The FreedomThe Freedom Palette The Blood MoonThe Blood Moon Palette The Big AppetiteThe Big Appetite
Palette Forest CritterForest Critter Palette Margin of NightMargin of Night Palette Captain of the SeaCaptain of the Sea Palette PinkCute ‘n Dangerous
Palette Minty FreshMinty Fresh Palette Cookie DoughCookie Dough Palette The WidowThe Widow
Remixes (7)
Welcome to Mafia Town (2) Battle of the Birds (2)
Mafia Remix Mafia Town:
Electronic Remix
Mafia Boss:
Orchestral Remix
BotB Remix The Moon:
Jazz Remix
Train Rush:
Electro Swing Remix*
Subcon Forest (2) Time Rifts (1)
Subcon Remix Subcon Village:
Sci-Fi Remix
Your Contract Has Expired:
Orchestral Remix*
Water Time Rift Remix Water Time Rift:
Orchestral Remix
*PC Only

Hat Flairs

Normal Hat Flairs

Not all hats change with Hat Kid's palette. The ones that do will be mentioned below.

Image Hat Rarity Color change Description
Kid's Hat Bow Kid's Hat Yes Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow.
Kid's Hat Bow2 Kid's Hat ☆☆ Yes Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow and vertical stripes.
Kid's Hat Rose Kid's Hat ☆☆☆ Yes Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a rose and vertical stripes.
Sprint Hat Ladybug Sprint Hat Yes Replaces the Sprint Hat to a ladybug headband. The red of the band changes to the color of Hat Kid's color palette if equipped.
Sprint Hat Dinosaur Sprint Hat ☆☆ Yes Replaces the Sprint Hat with a dinosaur hoodie.
Sprint Hat Thror Sprint Hat ☆☆☆ No Replaces the Sprint Hat with a News Boy's Cap. The cap also includes several technological enhancements, like a microphone and enhancing eyepieces on the goggles, though these are purely cosmetic.
Brewing Hat Vivian Brewing Hat No Gives the Brewing Hat pink and white stripes, making it look like the hat of Vivian in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Ice Hat Santa Ice Hat Yes Changes the Ice Hat into a festive Santa hat.
Ice Hat Kitty Ice Hat ☆☆ Yes Changes the Ice Hat into a night cap with cat's ears on the top. The base hat alongside the rim and the end of the cap change color alongside any palette changes equipped, defaulting to purple and yellow.
Ice Hat Horns Ice Hat ☆☆☆ No Changes the Ice Hat into a yak hat with a pony tail.
Dweller Mask Horror Dweller's Mask No Alternates from the Fox mask to the pink kitsune Dweller Mask. Badges adhere to the top of the forehead and ends of the ears.
Dweller Mask Skull Dweller's Mask ☆☆ No Alternates from the Fox mask to the green bull Dweller Mask. Badges adhere to the top of the forehead and ends of the antlers.
Dweller Mask Haunted Dweller's Mask ☆☆☆ No Alternates from the Fox mask to the white tattooed Dweller Mask. Badges adhere to the top of the forehead and ends of the antlers.
Completionist's Hat Kid's Hat - Yes Changes Kid's Hat to have a tartan pattern and the ribbon to have polka dots.
Given to the player after obtaining all 46 Time Pieces. (The console version is glitched, and thus cannot be received on there)

Modding Update Flairs

The modding update added some new flairs to a few of the hats. However, as this was an update for just the PC version of the game, these flairs cannot be obtained in the console version

Image Hat Rarity Color change Description
Sprint Hat Sprint Hat ☆☆☆ No A mask resembling a chicken. It does not cover Hat Kid's hair, but the red comb of the chicken is on top of her head.
Time hat 2 Ice Hat ☆☆☆ No Changes the Ice Hat to a nautilus shell with blue tentacles on the side. Most likely a reference to Lord Helix, a meme from Twitch Plays Pokemon.
Ice Hat 1 Time Stop Hat No Changes the Time Stop Hat to a hat resembling a panda fused with a squid.
Time hat 1 Time Stop Hat ☆☆☆ No Changes the Time Stop Hat to a tin foil hat with crazy-eyed goggles. It'd be perfect for stopping aliens if you weren't one yourself.

Death Wish Flairs

These are the Hat Flairs that can be found be clearing challenges in Death Wish Mode

Image Hat Reward From Color change Description
Hat flair for sprint hat Sprint Hat Snatcher Coins in Mafia Town Yes Changes Sprint Hat to bow, which is placed on the back side of head.
Hat flair for brewing hat Brewing Hat Encore! Encore! No Changes Brewing Hat to chef’s hat.
Hat flair for ice hat Ice Hat The Mustache Gauntlet No Changes Ice Hat to knight’s helm

Nyakuza Hat Flairs

These hats are added with the Nyakuza Metro DLC and can be bought from the Gang Sellers around the area.

Image Hat Price Color change Description
NM Flair KH Kid's Hat 150 No Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station
NM Flair SH Sprint Hat 150 Yes
NM Flair Brew Brewing Hat 150 No Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store. This flair also changes the explosions of the potions into dollar explosions
NM Flair Brew2 Brewing Hat 150 No Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store.
NM Flair Mask Dweller's Mask 150 Yes Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station
NM Flair TS1 Time Stop Hat 150 Yes Bought from a cat near the bluefin ticket seller in Bluefin Tunnel
NM Flair TS2 Time Stop Hat 150 Yes Bought from a cat above the pink paw ticket seller in Pink Paw Station

Event Hat Flairs

These hats were given out at specific events such as being a backer and being in a Speedrun event.

Image Hat Rarity Color change Event Description
Kids hat speedrun Kid's Hat - Yes Speedrun event[1] Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow, and a digital timer.
Kid's Hat Backer Kid's Hat - Yes Backer exclusive[2] Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow, and a green rose.

Color Palettes

Normal Dyes

Name Image Rarity Description
The Big Appetite Palette The Big Appetite ☆☆☆ Changes Hat Kid's shirt and hat purple, her cape and ribbon yellow, her pants violet, her boots green, her clasp a light pink and dyes her hair black.

This palette is the same as Wario, one of the antagonists of the Mario series.

The Blood Moon Palette The Blood Moon ☆☆

Changes Hat Kid's shirt and hat dark red, her cape, ribbon and pants black, and her claps, zipper, boots and hair white.

Blueberry Pie Palette Blueberry Pie - Changes Hat Kid's shirt and hat dark blue, her cape and ribbon yellow, her pants off white, her boots tan, and dyes her hair blonde.
Captain of the Sea Palette Captain of the Sea ☆☆ Changes Hat Kid's shirt and ribbon navy, her hat, cape and shoes white, her pants space blue and her clasp and zipper yellow.
Cookie Dough Palette Cookie Dough ☆☆ Changes Hat Kid's shirt, hat and boots lemon, her cape and ribbon pink, and her pants and clasp purple.
Cute ‘n Dangerous Palette Pink ☆☆☆

Turns Hat Kid's shirt, hat and boots pink, her cape and ribbon fucsia, her clasp blue, her zipper gold and dyes her hair blonde.

This is the same color palette as Princess Peach from the Mario series.

Forest Critter Palette Forest Critter - Change's Hat Kid's shirt and hat forest green, her cape and ribbon strong yellow green, her pants white, her boots brown, her clasp orange and dyes her hair blonde.

This makes her look like Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The Freedom Palette The Freedom Changes Hat Kid's shirt and hat white, her cape red, her pants and boots blue, her cape red, and her ribbon lilac while dying her hair the same color.

This color is based off of Lilac from the game series Freedom Planet.

Margin of Night Palette Margin of Night Changes Hat Kid's shirt scarlet, her hat and pants wine red, her cape purple, her boots brown, her clasp rose, her ribbon crimson and dyes her hair lapis.

These colors are the same as Niko from the indie game OneShot. This is made obvious by the fact that Nightmargin is the online name of the main artist, character designer, musician, and co-writer of OneShot.

Minty Fresh Palette Minty Fresh - Turns Hat Kid's shirt and hat olive green, her cape and ribbon moss green, her clasp honey yellow and dyes her hair ash blonde.
The Widow Palette The Widow ☆☆☆ Turns Hat Kid's shirt and hat crow black, her cape, ribbon and pants ink black, her clasp turquoise, her zipper tawny brown and dyes her hair black.

DLC Dyes

These color palettes are added with DLC. Cardboard is added with Seal the Deal and the rest with Nyakuza Metro. None of these dyes are found in the Rift Machine, and instead are bought from NPCs or rewards for completing certain challenges.

Name Image Description
Cardboard Outfit 2 Reward for clearing The Snatcher's Hit List
This palette is Seal the Deal exclusive
Green Bean Green Bean Dye Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 25 pons
Dignified NM Dye 11 Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 75 pons
Obnoxious NM Dye 04 Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 75 pons
Mixed Berries NM Dye 05 Bought from a cat in Main Station for 25 pons
Citrus NM Dye 13 Bought from a cat in Main Station next to the yellow ticket gate for 75 pons
Fortress Fortress Dye Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 25 pons

This Dye, alongside the Battlements dye, is based off of Team Fortress 2, and its own paint system for its various cosmetics. The reds and oranges are likely in reference to that game's RED team.

Battlements Battlements Dye Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 75 pons

This Dye, alongside the Fortress dye, is based off of Team Fortress 2, and its own paint system for its various cosmetics. The blues and yellows are likely in reference to that game's BLU team.

The Justice The Justice Dye Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 75 pons


This dye gives hat kid that same palette as Mustache Girl, sporting a waistband unique to this dye.

Cherry Soda NM Dye 14 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 25 pons
Busy Bee NM Dye 15 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 25 pons
Coffee with Cream NM Dye 12 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 75 pons
Pizza Time NM Dye 03 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 75 pons

The name references an iconic line from the 2004 movie Spider-Man 2.

Bleeding Edge Bleeding Edge Dye Bought from a cat near the bluefin ticket seller in Bluefin Tunnel for 25 pons

This skin seems to reference Shadow the Hedgehog from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Milky Way NM Dye 06 Bought from a cat near the bluefin ticket seller in Bluefin Tunnel for 75 pons
Ribbit
NM Dye 02
Bought from a cat near the pink ticket seller for 25 pons
Anarchy
NM Dye 17
Bought from a cat near the pink ticket seller for 75 pons

Remixes

Changes the music played in certain levels and areas. They can be adjusted by the Wowl Band, whom are found on the Spaceship one the player has collected their first remix. Train Rush Electronic Remix and Your Contract Has Expired Orchestral Remix can only be found on PC, however it is possible to get the band to play the Train Rush remix on consoles.

Image Track
Mafia Remix Mafia Town (Electronic Remix)
Mafia Remix Mafia Boss (Orchestral Remix)
BotB Remix The Moon (Jazz Remix)
Subcon Remix Subcon Village (Sci-Fi Remix)
Water Time Rift Remix Water Time Rift (Orchestral Remix)
BotB Remix

Train Rush (Electro Swing Remix)

(PC only)

Subcon Remix

Your Contract Has Expired (Orchestral Remix)

(PC only)

Costumes

The Seal the Deal DLC also adds costumes for Hat Kid to wear. To unlock these costumes, however, she must complete several of the Snatcher's challenges. Nyakuza Metro also adds some more costumes that can be bought from the cats found around the metro.

Name Image Obtained by Description
Virtual Kid Outfit
Nostalgia Badge Teaser
Complete the Death Wish challenge Mafia Jumps A version of Hat Kid where she looks like she came straight from a Nintendo 64 game
Raincoat Costume
Raincoat outfit
Complete the Death Wish challenge Vault Codes in the Wind This is the same outfit Hat Kid wears during She Came from Outerspace and Down with the Mafia!
Detective Outfit
Detective outfit
Complete the candle challenge Snatcher Coins in Battle of the Birds This is the outfit Hat Kid wears during Murder on the Owl Express.
The Queen's Dress Costume
Outfit 1
Complete the candle challenge Snatcher Coins in Subcon Forest This is the outfit Queen Vanessa wears in the Storybook Pages.
Hiking Shorts Costume
Outfit 7
Complete the candle challenge Snatcher Coins in Alpine Skyline This outfit is the same outfit that Banjo wears in Banjo Kazooie.
Transcendent Costume
Outfit 4
Complete the Death Wish challenge The Illness has Speedrun
Metallic Costume
Outfit 8
Complete the Death Wish challenge Rift Collapse:Dead Bird Studio This costume makes Hat Kid look like Metal Mario from Super Mario 64.
Parade Costume
Parade outfit
Complete the Death Wish challenge Killing Two Birds This is the outfit Hat Kid wears during The Big Parade.
Witch Costume
Outfit 3
Complete the Death Wish challenge Breaching the Contract
24 Karat Kid Costume
Outfit 5
Complete the Death Wish challenge No More Bad Guys
Shadow Puppet
Shadow Puppet
Complete the Death Wish challenge Seal the Deal
Nyakuza Varsity Jacket NM VNJ Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store for 225 pons
Comfy Sweater NM Outfit 1 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 200 pons
Wireframe NM Outfit 2 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after a yellow ticket gate for 200 pons This outfit also augments Hat Kid's hats to also show up as a wireframe, superseding any flairs equipped to show the base hat's wireframe.

Trivia

  • The Time Stop Hat has no Flairs on console version, but has some on PC versions of the game.
  • The Brewing Hat is the only hat to have only one Flair, outside of the Nyakuza Metro DLC
  • A contest was held on Kickstarter to decide on a design for the Backer exclusive hat. The winning design ended up being unused, but a model for it still remains in the game's files.
  • Despite adding in many new Dyes, Flairs and Costumes, the Nyakuza Metro DLC has all of its customization options purchased exclusively through its many Gang Sellers, with none being featured in the Roulette.

Sources

  1. Kickstarter - Hat in Time 2017 Speedrunning event! + Upgrade to PS4 / Xbox One
  2. Kickstarter - Campaign