FAQ’s

The event lasts from from 13:00 to 14:00.

The official meeting time is 12 noon, although some people get there early!

After collecting you free commemorative badge (don’t dawdle, there is a limited number!) all you have to do is enjoy the company and the surroundings, walk about or stop to chat with your friends, take pictures or sit down for a coffee, all while showing off your hat!

That’s why we call it a stroll! Walk at your leisure, stop and marvel at other peoples creations, but remember we will meet again at 13:30 at Plaça de Catalunya for a final get together and goodbyes! Byt 14:00 the event will be over.

Of course. Many families participate in the Hat Stroll and all of them from old to young, wear something on their heads. A good preparatory activity for the children is to to hand craft their own hats out of cardboard and other crafting materials.

Photo: La Mirada de Kala

It’s completely FREE.

The Hat Stroll welcomes spring, so the ideal hat would be made out of straw or fabric, but it’s perfectly fine if you wear a felt hat, the important thing is to be comfortable. In what regards the style of clothing you can go as you please, there are people that dress up for the occasion, and others go wearing jeans and a t-shirt, the Hat Stroll is open to everyone!

Don’t let money keep you from participating. Go to a specialized shop, you will be surprised at the range of prices that you will find and very likely there’s something that matches your budget. You can also explore the family closets, you might be delighted by what you find there. There are people who have participated wearing a paper hat, why not?

We pick up our hats and our umbrellas. Even if it rains the Hat Stroll will go ahead. Don’t let the rain stop you from having an awesome day!

The Hat Stroll attracts the attention of the press and all of those who participate enjoy taking pictures and video, even the tourists go crazy with their cameras. It’s inevitable to have your picture taken, so if you do not wish for that to happen you should not participate. Although, knowing how wonderful you look when you wear a hat, why should you not wish to have your picture taken?

Of couse! But when you take your camera, remember to grab a hat (narrow brim, so it doesn’t bump into the camera) or a cap!

We recommend that you always ask permission to the person before taking their picture.

If you would like to donate your photos or a selection of them for the promotion of the event, please contact us at pasejada@ambbarret.com

No… and yes… This event takes place on the street and anyone can go to Rambla de Catalunya dressed as they please. Having said that, the Hat Stroll is a participative event and what would be the point of going to a Hat Stroll WITHOUT a hat?

Please be aware that rather than being a Carnival, or costume event, this is a celebration of millinery, a chic showcase for hats as an expression of style!

The event has been offering a limited edition commemorative badge ever since it’s 4th edition.

To get yours you just have to wear your hat (no hat no badge!) and participate in the Stroll. Don’t dawdle! It’s a limited edition and when they’re gone, they’re gone. The badges are given courtesy of The Hat Magazine, a magazine for hat lovers and professionals.

Barcelona milliners Cristina de Prada and Nina Pawlowsky have been the organizers of the event since the first edition in 2005.

The Hat Stroll is not a legal entity and owes its existence to the unpaid work of Nina and Cristina and the direct (non-monetary) contributions of companies such as The Hat Magazine (commemorative badges), the Spanish Millinery Association (bags, posters and flyers), Servei Estació (promotional shop window) and Barcelona’s Town Hall (photocall, stage, live music and more) this last one channelled through the Rambla de Catalunya Traders Association. Those institutions and companies pay directly to the suppliers and no money moves through the hands of the organizers.

The organizers are very grateful to have such faithful supporters!