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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 rareKid's Hat epicKid's Hat legendary Sprint hat icon Sprint Hat headbandSprint Hat dinohatSprint Hat thorscapSprint Hat chickenmask Brewer hat icon Brewing Hat witchhatpink
Ice Hat (4) Dwellers Mask (3) Time Stop Hat (2)
Icehat icon new Ice Hat holidayIce Hat catbeanieIce Hat fuzzyhornIce Hat snailhat Dwellers mask icon Dweller's Mask flair1Dweller's Mask flair2Dweller's Mask flair3 Time Stop Hat Time Stop Hat pandasquidhatTime Stop Hat tinfoilhat
Color Palettes (11)
☆☆ ☆☆☆
Blueberry Pie Blueberry Pie The Freedom The Freedom The Blood Moon The Blood Moon The Big Appetite The Big Appetite
Forest Critter Forest Critter Margin of Night Margin of Night Captain of the Sea Captain of the Sea Cute ‘n Dangerous Cute ‘n Dangerous
Minty Fresh Minty Fresh Cookie Dough Cookie Dough The Widow The Widow
Remixes (7)
Welcome to Mafia Town (2) Battle of the Birds (2)
Welcome to Mafia Town remix Mafia Town:
Electronic Remix
Mafia Boss:
Orchestral Remix
Battle of the Birds remix The Moon:
Jazz Remix
Train Rush:
Electro Swing Remix*
Subcon Forest (2) Time Rifts (1)
Subcon Forest remix Subcon Village:
Sci-Fi Remix
Your Contract Has Expired:
Orchestral Remix*
Time Rifts 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 rare Kid's Hat Yes Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow.
Kid's Hat epic Kid's Hat ☆☆ Yes Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow and vertical stripes.
Kid's Hat legendary Kid's Hat ☆☆☆ Yes Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a rose and vertical stripes.
Sprint Hat headband 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 dinohat Sprint Hat ☆☆ No Replaces the Sprint Hat with a dinosaur hoodie.
Sprint Hat thorscap 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 witchhatpink 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 holiday Ice Hat Yes Changes the Ice Hat into a festive Santa hat.
Ice Hat catbeanie 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 fuzzyhorn Ice Hat ☆☆☆ No Changes the Ice Hat into a yak hat with a pony tail.
Dweller's Mask flair1 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's Mask flair2 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's Mask flair3 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.
Kid's Hat completionist Kid's Hat - Yes Also known as the "Completionist Kid's Hat." 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 PS4 and Xbox one versions. They do appear in the Nintendo Switch version

Image Hat Rarity Color change Description
Sprint Hat chickenmask 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.
Ice Hat snailhat 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.
Time Stop Hat pandasquidhat Time Stop Hat No Changes the Time Stop Hat to a hat resembling a panda fused with a squid.
Time Stop Hat tinfoilhat 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
Sprint Hat hairribbon Sprint Hat Rift Collapse: Mafia of Cooks Yes Changes Sprint Hat to bow, which is placed on the back side of head.
Brewing Hat chiefhat Brewing Hat Encore! Encore! No Changes Brewing Hat to chef’s hat.
Ice Hat knighthelm Ice Hat The Mustache Gauntlet No Changes Ice Hat to knight’s helm
Sprint Hat captinshat Sprint Hat Cruizin' for a Bruzin' No Changes Sprint Hat to a Captain's Hat

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
Kid's Hat flowercrown Kid's Hat 150 No Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station

Changes Kid's Hat to a flower crown.

Sprint Hat baseballcap Sprint Hat 150 Yes Changes Sprint Hat to an indigo cap.
Brewing Hat nyakuzamask Brewing Hat 150 No Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store.

Changes Brewing Hat to a headband with cat ears, and a mask with a cat's nose and mouth on it. This flair also changes the explosions of the potions into dollar explosions

Brewing Hat burgercap Brewing Hat 150 No Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store.

Changes Brewing Hat to a burger-themed cap.

Dweller's Mask beret Dweller's Mask 150 Yes Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station

Changes Dweller's Mask to a yellow beret, with glasses.

Time Stop Hat spacehelmet Time Stop Hat 150 Yes Bought from a cat near the bluefin ticket seller in Bluefin Tunnel

Changes Time Stop Hat to a helmet with an ear piece, inside a translucent orb.

Time Stop Hat headphones Time Stop Hat 150 Yes Bought from a cat above the pink paw ticket seller in Pink Paw Station

Changes Time Stop Hat to a pair of headphones.

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
Kid's Hat speedrun Kid's Hat - Yes Speedrun event[1] Gives Hat Kid's favorite hat a bow, and a digital timer.
Kid's Hat kickstarter 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 Appearance Rarity Description
Blueberry Pie 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.
Forest Critter 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

Minty Fresh 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.
Margin of Night 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.

The Freedom 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.

Captain of the Sea 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 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.
The Blood Moon 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.

Cute ‘n Dangerous 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.

The Big Appetite 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 Widow 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 Roulette, and instead are bought from NPCs or rewards for completing certain challenges.

Name Image Appearance Description
Cardboard Cardboard Outfit 2 Reward for clearing Snatcher Coins in Mafia Town
This palette is Seal the Deal exclusive

Gives a cardboard texture to Hat Kid's clothing.

Green Bean Green Bean Green Bean Dye Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 25 pons.

Makes Hat Kid's shirt and top hat band a dark blue, and her hat and cape a light green.

Dignified Dignified NM Dye 11 Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 75 pons

Gives Hat Kid a dark red diamond pattern on her shirt, and a gray cape.

Obnoxious Obnoxious NM Dye 04 Bought from a cat near the Empress's Jewelry Store for 75 pons

Gives a square pattern to her cape, having extremely saturated shades of sky blue and yellow, her shirt a saturated blue, pants a bright pink, and shoes yellow.

Mixed Berries Mixed Berries NM Dye 05 Bought from a cat in Main Station for 25 pons

Changes Hat Kid's shirt to blue, her cape to red, and her pants white.

Citrus Citrus NM Dye 13 Bought from a cat in Main Station next to the yellow ticket gate for 75 pons

Gives Hat Kid a lemon-lime color scheme.

Fortress 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 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 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 Cherry Soda NM Dye 14 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 25 pons

Changes Hat Kid's shirt a bright red, her cape white, and pants black.

Busy Bee Busy Bee NM Dye 15 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station right after one of the yellow ticket gate for 25 pons

Gives Hat Kid the color scheme of a bumblebee.

Coffee with Cream 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

Changes Hat Kid's shirt to a brown to white gradient, her cape white, and pants a dark brown.

Pizza Time 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 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 Milky Way NM Dye 06 Bought from a cat near the bluefin ticket seller in Bluefin Tunnel for 75 pons

Gives Hat Kid's shirt and shoes a light blue color, her cape magenta, along with a star pattern, her pants white, and blonde hair.

Ribbit Ribbit
NM Dye 02
Bought from a cat near the pink ticket seller for 25 pons

Gives Hat Kid a frog-like color scheme.

Anarchy Anarchy
NM Dye 17
Bought from a cat near the pink ticket seller for 75 pons

Makes Hat Kid's cape indigo, her hair and pants a light blue, and her shirt have a black and purple striped pattern.

Too Hot to Handle Too Hot to Handle
NM Dye 09
Bought from a cat seller for 75 pons

Makes Hat Kid's hair orange, and puts a fire pattern on her cape and shirt.

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 and Switch, however it is possible to get the band to play the Train Rush remix on consoles.

Image Track
Welcome to Mafia Town remix Mafia Town (Electronic Remix)
Welcome to Mafia Town remix Mafia Boss (Orchestral Remix)
Battle of the Birds remix The Moon (Jazz Remix)
Subcon Forest remix Subcon Village (Sci-Fi Remix)
Time Rifts remix Water Time Rift (Orchestral Remix)
Battle of the Birds remix

Train Rush (Electronic Remix)

(PC and Switch only)

Subcon Forest remix

Your Contract Has Expired (Orchestral Remix)

(PC and Switch 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 Appearance Obtained by Description
Virtual Kid Outfit Virtual Kid Nostalgia Badge Teaser Complete the Death Wish challenge Beat the Heat A version of Hat Kid where she looks like she came straight from a Nintendo 64 game
Raincoat Costume Raincoat DW 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 DW 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 The Queen's Dress 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 Hiking Shorts 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 Transcendent Outfit 4 Complete the Death Wish challenge The Illness has Speedrun Changes Hat Kid a space-like texture, and makes her eye closed.
Metallic Costume Metallic 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 Costume DW Parade outfit Complete the Death Wish challenge Killing Two Birds This is the outfit Hat Kid wears during The Big Parade.
Witch Costume Witch Costume Outfit 3 Complete the Death Wish challenge Breaching the Contract Gives Hat Kid a black dress with a purple belt, and an engraving of The Snatcher's face on the shirt's purple collar.
24 Karat Kid Costume 24 Karat Kid Outfit 5 Complete the Death Wish challenge No More Bad Guys Makes Hat Kid look shiny and golden.
Shadow Puppet Shadow Puppet DW Shadow Puppet Complete the Death Wish challenge Seal the Deal This costume makes Hat Kid look similar to The Snatcher himself.
Nyakuza Varsity Jacket Nyakuza Varsity Jacket NM VNJ Bought from one of the three alley cats near the jewel store for 225 pons A purple hoodie with yellow sleeves, cat-shaped pockets, and a gold zipper.
Comfy Sweater Comfy Sweater NM Outfit 1 Bought from a cat in Yellow Overpass Station next to the blue ticket gate for 200 pons A purple sweater, with an image of a hot mug on it.
Wireframe 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
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