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Hats off! What was the best accessory at the 2014 Grammy Awards?

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Hats off! What was the best accessory at the 2014 Grammy Awards?

56th GRAMMY Awards - Backstage And AudienceGuy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (L), Pharrell Williams and Thomas Bangalter took home Record of the Year and Album of the Year for Random Access Memories. Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage)

Even the latest looks from the Valentino Haute Couture runway—we’re talking about you Ms Perry!—couldn’t compete with Pharrell’s ranger-esque topper. It quickly became the defining accessory at last night’s Grammys. The tony chapeau’s inspired style origins were credited to Indiana Jones, Smokey the Bear—and even our beloved Mounties. It set off a marketer’s dream—the Internet meme—and launched several twitter accounts such as @Pharrellhat and @Pharrellshat. Runner up in the "hat" category goes to the Daft Punk’s helmets; they are the perfect bad-hair go-to accessory. Honourable mention to Nile Rogers for his hipster mauve tam. Their performance was the “hat-trick” of the evening. (If Pink had worn a cap during her spectacular Cirque du Soleil number she might have trumped this trio.) What were some of my favourite Pharrell memes and riffs? Gain hat

Gain Laundry ‏@Gain1h @pharrellhat how embarrassing we're wearing the same thing. #twinsies #mountie #MusicToYourNose

Hat imageBased on Pharrell's wins, I say this MTV infographic has scientific merit.

SimpsonhatYahooYahoo Maktoob Ents@YahooEntsME Plenty of big winners at the #GRAMMYs, but it was @PharrellsHat that won the Internet:

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Hats off! What was the best accessory at the 2014 Grammy Awards?