This page explains how the game stores and parses hat data. This is an advanced guide for mod developers.
Hat data is stored in Content\Data\Hats.xnb, which can be unpacked using XNB Extract. Here's the raw data (as of v1.2) for reference:
0: "Cowboy Hat/The leather is old and cracked, but surprisingly supple. It smells musty./false/true" #!String 1: "Bowler Hat/Made from smooth felt./false/true" #!String 2: "Top Hat/A gentleman's classic./false/true" #!String 3: "Sombrero/A festively decorated hat made from woven straw./false/true" #!String 4: "Straw Hat/Light and cool, it's a farmer's delight./false/true" #!String 5: "Official Cap/Looks like it belonged to a postman or policeman. Either way, it's still very soft and smells okay./false/true" #!String 6: "Blue Bonnet/Harken back to simpler times with this prairie bonnet./false/true" #!String 7: "Plum Chapeau/Looks alright./false/true" #!String 8: "Skeleton Mask/The red eyes are glowing mysteriously./true/true" #!String 9: "Goblin Mask/Freak out the neighborhood with this creepy mask. Rubber ear joints for effect./true/true" #!String 10: "Chicken Mask/You'll be sure to get thim grinning with this one./true/true" #!String 11: "Earmuffs/Keep your ears toasty. Lined with artisanal velvet from Castle Village./true/false" #!String 12: "Delicate Bow/Little pink jewels glisten as you examine it./true/false" #!String 13: "Tropiclip/It's shaped like a little palm tree./true/false" #!String 14: "Butterfly Bow/This one is very soft./true/false" #!String 15: "Hunter's Cap/The wool lining should stay warm deep into the forest./false/true" #!String 16: "Trucker Hat/Mesh in the back to keep your head cool./false/true" #!String 17: "Sailor's Cap/It's fresh and starchy./false/true" #!String 18: "Good Ol' Cap/A floppy old topper with a creased bill. Looks like it's been through a lot./false/true" #!String 19: "Fedora/A city-slicker's standard./false/true" #!String 20: "Cool Cap/It looks really faded, but it used to be a vibrant blue./false/true" #!String 21: "Lucky Bow/The middle is made of solid gold./true/false" #!String 22: "Polka Bow/This one's sure to be turn heads./true/false" #!String 23: "Gnome's Cap/This gnome had a very large head./false/true" #!String 24: "Eye Patch/You can't tell if it's real or just from a costume shop./true/true" #!String 25: "Santa Hat/Celebrate the magical season./false/true" #!String 26: "Tiara/This one has a big amethyst encircled by gold./true/true" #!String 27: "Hard Hat/Keep your dome in one piece./false/true" #!String 28: "Sou'wester/The shape helps to keep sailors dry during storms./false/true" #!String 29: "Daisy/A fresh spring daisy to put in your hair./true/false" #!String 30: "Watermelon Band/The color scheme was inspired by the beloved summer melon./true/false" #!String 31: "Mouse Ears/Made from synthetic fibers./true/true" #!String 32: "Cat Ears/Whiskers included./true/true" #!String 33: "Cowgal Hat/The band is studded with fake diamonds./false/true" #!String 34: "Cowpoke Hat/For dairy experts./false/true" #!String 35: "Archer's Cap/Fashionable whether you're an archer or not./false/true" #!String 36: "Panda Hat/A lovely panda hat./false/true" #!String
Hats have a hard-coded category of -95 (Hats.cs::Load)
|1||Description||Mesh in the back to keep your head cool.|
|4||Name (for language files other than English)||Truckerhut|
If skipHairDraw is "true", then the game will not change the character's hairstyle when they put on the hat. If set to "false", the player's hairstyle may change when they put on the hat.
If ignoreHairstyleOffset is set to "true", it means that the game will position the hat regardless of the hairstyle your character has. For instance, for a hat such as the Butterfly Bow, you will want to have it set to "false" so that the bow will adjust position to be attached to your character's chosen hairstyle. However, for something like the Eye Patch, that should be kept in the same position on your character's head no matter what hair you have chosen, so it should be set to "true".