A doctoral hat (Swedish: doktorshatt, Finnish: tohtorinhattu) is a major part of the academic dress of Ph.D. recipients in Finland and Sweden. It is a silken top hat with a straight brim, although the hats of Finnish Doctors of Science (Technology) have an up-turned brim. Generally the colour of the hat is black, although a few faculties use coloured doctoral hats. On the front, the hat has a gold-coloured metallic emblem of the granting university or faculty. The hat is awarded in a solemn graduation ceremony.
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“The hat I was married in,
will it do?
White, broad, fake flowers in a tiny array.
Its old-fashioned, as stylish as a bedbug,
but it suits to die in something nostalgic.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)