# The contest is over and the winner is 10Replies

See below for the full results.

In case you did not know we have contests here on the meta from time to time.

Before the hats are all packed up for another year, lets do something fun to make them last just a bit longer.

The objective of this contest to is model and render a hat (or more then one), but not just any hat, a hat from the Winter Bash. All the hats are laid out here. Keep your hat as close as possible to the original.

Some rules:

• Use Blender. (duh)
• Keep it nice, nothing a reasonable, average person wouldn't want to show to a five year old.
• Include .blend file, we want to learn from each other, and yeah we want to check that you really did make it in blender.
• You can edit/change your submission at anytime up until the deadline (1/11/2017 UTC 00:00:00z).
• Late entries are not counted, but you may as well post it (not like there's a prize)
• Only one entry per person
• Downvotes will not be considered when picking the winner

Winner:
This is a popularity contest where the entry with the most up votes by the vote cut off deadline (January 14, 2017 at UTC 00:00:00z) wins.
The winner will get bragging rights, and not much else. Except for the knowledge you gathered from trying something new.

All images must be posted (as an answer below) by January 11, 2017 at UTC 00:00:00z.
Only votes before January 14, 2017 at UTC 00:00:00z will count towards the winner.

At or around January 14, 2017 at UTC 00:00:00z this post will get updated with the winners.

The winner is 10Replies with his "First Responder" hat. congratulations!

Here is the standing and the vote totals at the time the contest ended.

+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| User       | Hat                     | Votes |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| 10 Replies | First Responder         | 12    |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| David      | Maverick                | 10    |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| Ward       | I Have A Little Dreidel | 8     |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| Kidus      | Just Here for the Hat   | 6     |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| *Carlo     | Philantropist           | 6     |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+
| Luka ash   | Amped Up                | 5     |
+------------+-------------------------+-------+


Note that Carlo submitted his entry after the deadline, and so he is not eligible for the prize.

Here are the links to each post:
10Replies, David, Ward, Kidus, Carlo, Luka ash

• Nooo! I will never say goodbye to hats! Jan 3, 2017 at 18:02
• @X-27 It's okay, just let go. Jan 3, 2017 at 21:21
• My head will be so cold without hats ;( Jan 4, 2017 at 19:31
• I'm going to keep the hats by screenshoting my profile pic w/ the hat and setting that as my profile pic. Problem Solved! :) Jan 4, 2017 at 21:46
• @veryrandomme did that last year. it was... unique Jan 8, 2017 at 5:30
• @Ward Do it every year and watch as your endless hat collection grows Jan 8, 2017 at 23:10
• Well played linking to PPCG, whether intentional or not ;) Jan 11, 2017 at 2:23
• so Carlo was "not eligible for the prize" - aww. that is an awfully big loss... Jan 16, 2017 at 23:15

What year is it? Does your hat tell you? I didn't think so. High quality hats. Produced by a modern noise free high quality factory.

Now you can know what year it is

# IN STYLE

• Upvote for Suzanne Jan 10, 2017 at 23:53
• Just so you know, the last image is a close up of the feather. It is only partially rendered because I didn't quite finish it in time... Jan 11, 2017 at 11:43

## Maverick

will add blend after I clean up the unused bits, and pack textures

# HAVE A LITTLE DREIDLE

With under a day to work on this since I leave tomorrow, I’ve decided to take

Keep your hat as close as possible to the original.

very literally. :D Iḿ not sure how i managed to do poorly at such a simple model, but when you have the kind of lack of experience that I do, itś easy!

That being said this is probably the laziest and suckiest entry to this contest, but whatevs. hope you enjoy. I also uploaded to sketchfab if you want to see the model in 3D but don't want to

Either way, enjoy! have a happy new year. (I tried making a video of me modelling it, but only was able to capture about half of the process because I'm stupid. I will add that to this thread as soon as I edit it.)

• Nice! You sure are not the "suckiest entry to this contest", especially as yours is the only on so far. Jan 8, 2017 at 22:12

## Philantropist

A little bit late for the competition, but I'll post it anyway:

The original reference:

• Very realistic! Great job! Jan 14, 2017 at 22:50

# Just Here for the Hat

I rendered it using blender internal. Modeling was the easiest part. I spent most of my time on the lighting. After lots of trial and errors and after using about a billion lamps I got it to look like the hat. Anyway, here it is.

And the .blend:

• That turned out REALLY close to the original. Well done! Jan 9, 2017 at 15:54

# Amped Up

Haven't worked on many other projects other than just one model for the past few weeks so this was a nice little thing to do(and leave until the last minute to complete) I've never done this sort of art style before either.

Rendered in cycles. Couldn't get the handle bar to look the same, as it had some weird lighting in the original, and also the original was slightly more warped.