Sign Language Dictionary

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Hat in Sign Language

Learn how to sign hat – you can use the sign for hats meant for all kinds of weather!

1. Bring one hand up to your head, palm flat, fingers pressed together.
2. Tap your head a couple of times.
3. This sign looks just like you are patting a hat on your head, or showing where the hat goes. Use these visuals to help you remember the sign.

Teaching Tips:

  • Basic sign language for babies can start with everyday items they use – such as clothes! Each time you don a hat, be it a winter hat or a sun hat, you can practice the sign together. This is also a very simple sign to do, so baby is likely to catch on quickly.
  • Make a silly hat! Using a basic ski cap or plain baseball cap (available at most craft stores), decorate it with stick-on foam shapes, googly, eyes, etc. Practice signing hat while you create.

Pat your head right where you put your hat. That’s an easy one.