Happy Valley has plenty to brag about, which we all like to remind our Facebook friends about repeatedly. But right under our noses on Pugh Street sits the Mad Hat’r, which you have undoubtedly stumbled past when leaving the Skeller, or failed to notice on your walk towards campus. Either way, you should start paying attention.
The Mad Hat’r opened about 11 years ago, when owner John and his wife started making their own hats. Most of their customers are in search for the perfect addition to their Halloween costume. The occasional freshman trying to reinvent himself will stumble in searching for a questionable fedora. Although we don’t fit into either of those categories, Mara Kern and I tried on a few hats ourselves yesterday. Here are the best ones we found:
There are other hats in the store that aren’t as absurd, although in my personal opinion, fedoras belong in the absurd category. Should you find yourself needing a bowler hat, fedora, or a top hat even, definitely stop by the Mad Hat’r. Just another one of the many gems of State College.