Freddy Krueger Goes Hat Shopping
Something terrible happened on Elm Street. No one was murdered or kidnapped--this is about Freddy Krueger and he has lost something. Something that defined his character. Unfortunately for Elm Street it was not his clawed gloves. Freddy lost his brown Fedora hat.
Gasp! Say it isn't so, but it's true. He needs a cool hat to complement his red and dark green-striped sweater signature look. The hat also helps round out his sinister character.
What type of hat would Freddy Krueger wear?
Cotton Trilby Hat
An imported 100% cotton Trilby hat with small brim in front. Smooth leather trim around the brim. Stylish yet understated. Hat comes in light beige or black.
The black Trilby could set a new trend for Krueger when he appears in his victim's dreams. Before they scream at the sight of him, his victims might ask him where he got his hat, it's that cool. Dry clean only.
Herringbone Newsboy Hat
by Ralph Lauren
If Freddy feels nostalgic, he might try on this classic newsboy cap in a crème black pattern. The exterior fabric made of 100% wool to keep him warm as Krueger walks about in the middle of the night. Nice feature on the lining made of 100% cupro (which is like rayon
) smooth on the uh, baldhead-ish of Krueger. Machine washable, which is a plus.
Theory Merino Skull Cap
at Neiman Marcus
Wide-ribbed merino wool makes for a perfect fit over Freddy Krueger's entire burned head. Expandable to keep ears warm during cold winter nights, but that is only if Krueger manages to slip into the real world. Freddy could actually pull off this urban look.
Comes in black or charcoal; dry clean or hand wash.
He is not a railroad worker, but this hat is round and large enough to cover most of Krueger's head. Constructed of washed calfskin leather with contrast stitching, it is a different look for a hat than the norm--but nothing is normal about Freddy.
Country Gentlemen Dickens Wool Felt Fedora Hat
Back to his signature style this Fedora made of crushable wool felt, is water resistant with leather trim around the base. Also has three metal eyelits on each side, dry clean only.
Comes in khaki but the color is actually more of a deep brown. Freddy Krueger would like this Fedora as he haunts the dreams of those on Elm Street.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
What hat do you think Freddy Krueger would wear if he lost his vintage Fedora?
Charli "Chuck" Gulley is a screenwriter, filmmaker and freelance writer who lives in Southern California. Quite the tomboy, she enjoys Rugby, Fencing and touch football. She's an alumnus of the prestigious screenwriter's workshop, "Writers Bootcamp." Her passion is Hollywood, anything and everything to do with filmmaking. If you don't find her on set, you can find her at the arcade playing air hockey and eating pizza.