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Episode 1675

Topic: Things to Wear
Air Date: February 25, 1994
Previous Episode: 1674 - Things to Wear
Next Episode: 1676 - Going Away & Coming Back
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Mister Rogers arrives with a hand-held sewing machine which he takes to the kitchen and demonstrates by sewing together two pieces of cloth. He talks about how clothing is made very differently today than it once was.

Visiting the Colonial Williamsburg Millinery Shop, Mister Rogers meets Janea Whitacre who shares a variety of 18th century clothing. Mister Rogers gladly puts on a vest, a banyan, a three-cornered hat, and a wig.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri takes a phone call from Betty Okonak Templeton who asks if he knows a certain song. King Friday plans to relax the rule about three-cornered hats as soon as everyone in the Neighborhood is wearing a "three-cornered one." He repeats this rule to Betty Okonak Templeton over the phone. As King Friday and Miss Paulificate head to the T.M. Room to discuss telemarketing, Handyman Negri goes to the Museum-Go-Round.

At the Museum-Go-Round, Betty Templeton asks Handyman Negri to play a scarf version of My Hat It Has Three Corners. Mayor Maggie arrives just as Lady Elaine comes out wearing her scarf and then an 18th century wig, as well.

At the castle, Mayor Maggie informs King Friday that those in Westwood are planning to take off their three-cornered hats. Finding that Lady Elaine has complied with the rule of wearing a "three-cornered one" by wearing a three-cornered scarf, the rule is lifted.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about it can be difficult to work together when people feel that they are more important than others. He concludes by singing You Are Special and reading the book Hats Hats Hats.


Hats, Hats, Hats is available for purchase through

You've Got To Do It plays in the background as the episode transitions to the shop.

Look and Listen plays in the background as the episode transitions to Mister Rogers' house.

Appearing In This Episode


  • Janea Whitacre




Episode Credits

With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Michael Horton, Joe Negri, Audrey Roth, Maggie Stewart
Special Thanks to: The Colonial Williamsburgh Foundation, Lorthrop Lee & Shepard Books for permission to use Hats Hats Hats by Ann Morris / Photography by Ken Heyman
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producer: Margaret Whitmer
Director: Bob Walsh
Associate Producer: Adrienne Wehr
Music Director: John Costa
Editor: Susan Howard
Art Director: Kathryn Borland
Assistant Art Director: Catherine Stanton
Properties: Andy Vogt
Production Assistants: Matt Meko, Lenny Meledandri
Production Interns: Anthony Angeles, Jennifer Gee, Nichole Goldsmith
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Production Coordinator: Hugh Downing
Assistant Director: Chelle Robinson
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Assistant Lighting Director: Kate Kearney
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Marji Murphy, Ron Vangura
Video: Tom Deluga
Audio: Dick Lasota
Videotape: Chet Bednar
Floor Managers: Jim Seech, Nick Tallo
Location Production: Joe Abeln, Mark Adelsheim, John Burdick, Scott Eads, Steve Fabian, Jay Kemp, Stanley Kieffer, Scott Lage, Bob Lubomski, Jon Nelson, John Rice, Rich Seig, Doug Suhr
Scenic Artists: Elliott Boswell, Nora Cline, Pam Lewis, David Pohl, Gregg Puchalski, Sandra Streiff, Mary Sue Wantorek, Beth Ann Zamborsky
Carpenter: Rich Karapandi
Musicians: Carl McVicker, Bob Rawsthorne
Post Production Editor: Kevin Conrad
Post Production Sound: Jim Durham, Joe West, Dennis Williams
Original Scenic Design: Jack Guest
Director of Production: Sam Newbury

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