The Hats were a Swedish political faction active during the Age of Liberty (1719–1772). Their name derives from the tricorne hat worn by officers and gentlemen. They vied for power with the opposing Caps party. The Hats, who ruled Sweden from 1738 to 1765, advocated an alliance with France and an assertive foreign policy, especially towards Russia. During their tenure, they involved Sweden in two expensive and disastrous wars, in the 1740s and 1750s.
Hats may refer to:
- Hat, an item of clothing worn on a person's head
- Hats (party), an 18th-century political faction in Sweden
- Hats (album), an album by the British pop group The Blue Nile
- "Hats", a song from Heart in Motion, a 1992 album by American singer Amy Grant
- Histone acetyltransferases (HATs), enzymes linked to transcriptional activation
- de Bono Hats, the thinking strategies outlined by Edward de Bono in Six Thinking Hats
- Hi-hat (instrument), a standard part of a drum kit
Hats is the second studio album by Scottish band The Blue Nile, originally released on 16 October 1989 on Linn Records and A&M Records.
After a prolonged delay in which an entire album's worth of work was scrapped, The Blue Nile released Hats to rave reviews, including a rare five-star rating from Q magazine. It also became the band's most successful album, reaching number 12 on the UK album charts and spawning three singles: "The Downtown Lights", "Headlights on the Parade", and "Saturday Night".
Rickie Lee Jones, a fan of the band, personally selected The Blue Nile as her opening act for her US tour in 1990. She would later record a duet with them, a cover of their own "Easter Parade" from A Walk Across the Rooftops, which was featured as a B-side to the single "Headlights on the Parade". "The Downtown Lights" was covered by two artists in 1995: by Annie Lennox (with whom The Blue Nile worked on her debut album Diva) on her second solo recording, Medusa; and by Rod Stewart on his album A Spanner in the Works.
n. (plural of hat English)
Usage examples of "hats".
A lot of Deadwood Dicks in slouch hats and they firing at a Sambo strung up in a tree with his tongue out and a bonfire under him.
Stephen, giving the cry, and a tag and bobtail of all them after, cockerel, jackanapes, welsher, pilldoctor, punctual Bloom at heels with a universal grabbing at headgear, ashplants, bilbos, Panama hats and scabbards, Zermatt alpenstocks and what not.
Crows and touts, hoarse bookies in high wizard hats clamour deafeningly.
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Variations exist in the quality of the hats manufactured by different establishments, because of variations in the type and quality of the braid, in the quality of the trimming materials, such as leather sweat and silk bands, and in the amount of hand labor employed in the finishing processes.
Because of these variations, it was considered inadvisable to compare the average costs of production of all hats of the domestic concerns with the average of all foreign hats.
The bodies of these hats are imported in the rough and are shaped, finished, and trimmed in this country.
The quantities and values of sewed straw hats imported into the United States were not separately shown in official statistics prior to the tariff act of 1922, in which sewed straw hats were given a separate classification.
Table 3 shows the imports for consumption of sewed straw hats from the principal countries of origin, by months, for the calendar years 1923 and 1924.
In Table 5, imports of Italian hats at the port of New York in the six months January-June, 1924, have been classified according to foreign values shown on consular invoices.
The imports at the port of New York of hats from England are classified in Table 7.
These data cover 9,521 dozen hats out of a total of approximately 10,730 dozen imported from England, or 89 per cent.
Meanwhile imports of foreign hats increased from 74,355 dozen to 102,450 dozen.
Some of the new firms operate on small capital and specialize in cheap hats which are directly competitive with the cheapest Italian hats.
Although the membership of the group of producers of cheap hats is fluctuating, its total output of hats each year is a factor in the competitive situation.