The Hat Mouse in Stardew Valley
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How to unlock every hat at the Hat Mouse in Stardew Valley

You can tell a lot about someone by their hat.

There is an adorable NPC in Stardew Valley called the Hat Mouse. He lives in the Abandoned House to the south of Cindersap Forest and, as his name suggests, he sells hats. However, his stock grows over the course of the game and each hat has a specific unlock trigger. 

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The Hat Mouse will send you a letter the morning after you complete your first achievement in game, so it makes sense that each of the hats he goes on to sell only unlocks after you’ve earned its accompanying achievement. 

There are some exceptions to this, such as the hats that are won by coming first in seasonal events. 

How to unlock every hat with the Hat Mouse in Stardew Valley

Whenever you get a new achievement in Stardew Valley, make sure to visit the Hat Mouse to see what new and fun accessories he has on offer. Every hat sells for the same price of 1,000 Gold

HatAchievementHow to get
Good Ol’ CapGreenhornEarn 15,000 Gold
Lucky BowCowpokeEarn 50,000 Gold
Cool CapHomesteaderEarn 250,000 Gold
Bowler HatMillionaireEarn 1,000,000 Gold
SombreroLegendEarn 10,000,000 Gold
Blue BonnetTreasure TroveDonate 40 items to the Museum
Cowboy HatA Complete CollectionComplete the Museum collection
Butterfly BowA New FriendReach 5-heart friendship with someone
TiaraCliquesReach 5-heart friendship with 4 people
Santa HatNetworkingReach 5-heart friendship with 10 people
EarmuffsPopularReach 5-heart friendship with 20 people
Mouse EarsBest FriendsReach 10-heart friendship with someone
Cat EarsThe Beloved FarmerReach 10-heart friendship with 8 people
Delicate BowCookCook 10 different recipes
Plum ChapeauSous ChefCook 25 different recipes
Archer’s CapGourmet ChefCook every recipe
TropiclipMoving UpUpgrade your house
Hunter’s CapLiving LargeUpgrade your house to maximum size
DaisyD.I.Y.Craft 15 different items
Trucker HatArtisanCraft 30 different items
Gnome’s CapCraft MasterCraft every item
Sou’westerFishermanCatch 10 different fish
Official CapOl’ MarinerCatch 24 different fish
Eye PatchMaster AnglerCatch every fish
Watermelon BandMother CatchCatch 100 fish
Polka BowGoferComplete 10 ‘Help Wanted’ requests
Chicken MaskA Big HelpComplete 40 ‘Help Wanted’ requests
Cowpoke HatPolycultureShip 15 of each crop
Cowgal HatMonocultureShip 300 of one crop
Goblin MaskFull ShipmentShip every item
Chef HatGourmet ChefCook every recipe

There are also three other hats which become available at the Hat Mouse once the criteria is met:

  • Straw Hat
    • Win the Egg Hunt at the Egg Festival
  • Sailor’s Cap
    • Win the Fishing Competition at the Festival of Ice
  • Elegant Turban
    • Earn all other achievements

How to put hats on Cats and Dogs in Stardew Valley

Cats in various hats in Stardew Valley
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All of the Hat Mouse’s hats, as well as any other that can be found in Stardew Valley can be placed on Cats and Dogs. 

To do this, place the hat into your inventory and select it, before right clicking on your pet. I’d advise that you don’t do this near water, because you might lose any hat that they were already wearing. 


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