Why is it called a HAT?

  1. This is a very silly question, I know - but it is burning in my mind.

    That little plastic pot that we put in the toilet to measure urine is called a hat - does anybody know why?
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   melissa24
    I always thought that it was because if you flip it upside down, you could wear it as a hat........not that I ever would.....

    Maybe I'm wrong....
  4. by   OrthoNutter
    You guys have something for that purpose?????

    Incredible....the mind boggles....
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    Melissa's right. Cause it LOOKS like a hat. They're usuallly stored upside-down, in "hat" position.
  6. by   OC_An Khe
    specifically it looks like some of the old nursing caps.. why hat instead of cap I don't know.
  7. by   pebbles
    Wow, thanks for the answers everyone....
    looks like a hat? I just never thought that it did look like a hat... one of the old nursing caps, I can understand though.

    Now I know what to tell people when they ask.
    (And it doesn't go on your head!... )
  8. by   Nurse Ratched
    Now I've heard most people refer to them as "Pilgrim's hat's" because that's what they supposedly look like lol.
  9. by   nakitamoon
    The supply company I order from,,,,, labels them 'nun's hats',,,,,,

    Never could figure that one out,,,, hats,,, okay,,,, pilgrim hats,,, can visualize that,,,, but nun's hat,,,,,, ???????

    oh well,,,,, what ever they are called,,,,, so glad we have them!!!!! Nikita~~~~
  10. by   P_RN
    We call them witch's hats.
  11. by   Squeeta2
    Maybe it's because in some countries the toilet is called the "head" & this sits on the top of it??

    I dunno....Maybe I'm just to tired......We've been known to use (new ones) for impromptu ice buckets.
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Squeeta2
    Maybe it's because in some countries the toilet is called the "head" & this sits on the top of it??
    :chuckle Really? They call it the "head?"

    Heather
  13. by   adrienurse
    I don't even know what it's real name is. You don't wear yours? I wear it all the time when I get dressed up.

    Ever notice that vernacare molds look like hats too? Who's the gut with the fetish that designs these things?
  14. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER


    :chuckle Really? They call it the "head?"

    Heather
    Oh yeah, Heather--- it's the "head" if you're on a boat, too!

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