Can we please talk about how, in the early 2000s, it would appear that Hollywood could not go ONE DAY without someone wearing a hat? Here, a ranking of some of the era's headgear. As you can see, it was a slippery slope.
17.Lucy Liu's headgear seems legit here — she's got on a scarf and tweed coat, so maybe it's actually nippy out.
16.Alicia Keys gets a pass, I guess, because wearing a hat was kind of her "thing."
15.Jennifer Lopez rockin' a beanie with a side pony. Um.
14.I mean. Madonna is pretty much allowed to do anything she wants. Must be nice.
13.Here's Cameron Diaz at the 2003 Kids' Choice Awards. Guess she's going for that "funky" look. For the kids.
11.OK. Do we have a problem here? Should I be concerned? (Seriously, Cameron wore a hat, like, every day of 2002.)
10.Noooo! Not you, too, Eva Longoria! It's an epidemic.
9.The sad thing about Ashlee Simpson's crocheted cap is that I'm pretty sure they're selling these at Urban Outfitters again.
8.I have a sneaking suspicion that Britney is about to incorporate this pink leather newsboy cap into a dance routine. Spontaneously.
7.I don't have an issue with this hat, Kirsten Dunst. But I do have an issue with you wearing this hat TO THE MET BALL.
6.The only way you could get away with wearing this hat, Ashlee, was if you went around all night saying, "It's a plaid, plaid world."
5.Somewhere, a sad Scottish man is missing his tam o'shanter.
4.This has Tina Knowles written all over it.
3.Hilary Duff, I must come clean to you about this hat: I hate it.
2.Britney, stop trying to make the Three Musketeers look happen.