If the hat is new, the dreamer may be considering a new job – and should go for it.

If the hat is old and shabby, the dreamer’s current job will eventually “get old.” If the hat is too small for the dreamer, something in his life for which he had high hopes could turn out to be a disappointment. But if the hat is too large, he has bitten off more than he could chew.

A top hat or fashionable ladies’ hat indicates a rise in social status.