The Fascinating Evolution of Hats

The Fascinating Evolution of Hats
Rather than the “history” or “origin” of the hat, you could say that the hat “evolved” instead of someone simply inventing it and the invention spreading in use. This is because, historically, no one person can be pinned down in having invented the hat. The use of hats simply grew out of necessity to cover the head as far back as ancient times. The first ever recorded image that depicts a hat is from ancient Greece and Rome that shows straw hats. However, throughout the world, ancient civilizations depicted people wearing straw or other material hats simply as protection for the head against the elements. Later on, hats in Europe began to be worn as symbols of religious or tribal leaders for identification of ranks a...