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)|
|Ice Hat (4)||Dwellers Mask (3)||Time Stop Hat (2)|
|Color Palettes (11)|
|Blueberry Pie||The Freedom||The Blood Moon||The Big Appetite|
|Forest Critter||Margin of Night||Captain of the Sea||Cute ‘n Dangerous|
|Minty Fresh||Cookie Dough||The Widow|
Normal Hat Flairs
Not all hats change with Hat Kid's palette. The ones that do will be mentioned below.
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
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|
|Sprint Hat||Snatcher Coins in Mafia Town||Yes||Changes Sprint Hat to bow, which is placed on the back side of head.|
|Brewing Hat||Encore! Encore!||No||Changes Brewing Hat to chef’s hat.|
|Ice Hat||The Mustache Gauntlet||No||Changes Ice Hat to knight’s helm|
Nyakuza Hat Flairs
Event Hat Flairs
These hats were given out at specific events such as being a backer and being in a Speedrun event.
|Kid's Hat||-||Yes||Speedrun event||Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow, and a digital timer.|
|Kid's Hat||-||Yes||Backer exclusive||Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow, and a green rose.|
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.
|Cardboard||Reward for clearing The Snatcher's Hit List|
This palette is Seal the Deal exclusive
|Green Bean||Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 25 pons|
|Dignified||Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 75 pons|
|Obnoxious||Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 75 pons|
|Mixed Berries||Bought from a cat in Main Station for 25 pons|
|Citrus||Bought from a cat in Main Station next to the yellow ticket gate for 75 pons|
|Fortress||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||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||Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 75 pons
|Cherry Soda||Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 25 pons|
|Busy Bee||Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 25 pons|
|Coffee with Cream||Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 75 pons|
|Pizza Time||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||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||Bought from a cat near the bluefin ticket seller in Bluefin Tunnel for 75 pons|
|Ribbit||Bought from a cat near the pink ticket seller for 25 pons|
|Anarchy||Bought from a cat near the pink ticket seller for 75 pons|
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.
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.
|Virtual Kid Outfit||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||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||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||Complete the candle challenge Snatcher Coins in Subcon Forest||This is the outfit Queen Vanessa wears in the Storybook Pages.|
|Hiking Shorts Costume||Complete the candle challenge Snatcher Coins in Alpine Skyline||This outfit is the same outfit that Banjo wears in Banjo Kazooie.|
|Transcendent Costume||Complete the Death Wish challenge The Illness has Speedrun|
|Metallic Costume||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||Complete the Death Wish challenge Killing Two Birds||This is the outfit Hat Kid wears during The Big Parade.|
|Witch Costume||Complete the Death Wish challenge Breaching the Contract|
|24 Karat Kid Costume||Complete the Death Wish challenge No More Bad Guys|
|Shadow Puppet||Complete the Death Wish challenge Seal the Deal|
|Nyakuza Varsity Jacket||Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store for 225 pons|
|Comfy Sweater||Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 200 pons|
|Wireframe||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.|
- 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.
The winning design.