The Sorting Hat, also known as the Hogwarts Sorting Hat[1] was a patched, dirty and frayed old hat that was used in the Sorting Ceremony at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry every year[2]. There was a rip near the brim of the hat, with which it could talk and sing[2]. Before each new student is Sorted into a House the hat will sing a song and bow to each table[2].

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Hat has a chapter named after it, the one in which Harry and his contemporaries are Sorted into their respective Houses.


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. As the Hat called itself this during its 1991 song.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Seven - The Sorting Hat)