Is a real hat. See?
Hecks-plan-ey-shun - I bought the hat a few years back on a whim, which is a strange place to buy a hat, I'm sure you'll agree.
Anyway, for most of that time, it's been on a shelf gaining dust. Yesterday, I was was thinking about editing and the saying "put my editing hat on" and I thought "aha!". From now on, whenever I edit, I'm going to put the hat on. My theory is that my menny brainz will eventually associate the hat with editing, so that when I'm not in the mood to edit I can put the hat on and "DING! Editz0rz!!111one11!!1eleven."
Oh, and the badge says "Generic Evil Creature" and I got it after donating to the "The Noob" comic. Linkage.