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All the trick descriptions in one big list!

Click on the trick name for more details, a description and in most cases a video clip. Most of the videos are in mpeg format as that seems to be the easiest for anyone to view.

Written By: LP - 2003-02-07 08:29:24
Last Edited by: LP - 2003-02-12 19:07:20
Arm Roll

Rolling a hat along your arm.

Last Updated: 2003-04-07 14:33:01 By: LP
Back catch

Throw the hat, bend over and catch it on your back

Last Updated: 2003-03-17 14:28:13 By: LP
Back Roll (One handed)

Rolling the hat across your back from one side to the other.

Last Updated: 2003-04-07 14:33:16 By: LP
Back Rolls

Bend forward and roll the hat across the back

Last Updated: 2003-03-02 18:21:25 By: Mike
Back tumble

Tumble the hat down your back and then up again

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 10:19:22 By: Mike
Backcross to head catch

Throw the hat behind your back, and catch it on your head.

Last Updated: 2003-07-21 17:58:31 By: LP

A pair of throws and catches that Mike discovered while sitting in the back of a car.

Last Updated: 2003-12-29 22:52:00 By: Mike
Big Circles

Swing the hat round at arms length - and make it look good

Last Updated: 2003-03-17 14:22:41 By: LP
Can Opener

Literally flipping your lid!

Last Updated: 2003-12-10 13:08:21 By: Mike
Chest spin

Spin the hat down the arm, across the chest and out along the other arm

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:57:02 By: Mike
Coat Peg

Throw the hat up to an upstretched hand

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:56:33 By: Mike
Coat Peg (same hand)

A surprising little trick where the throw and the catch are made from the same hand

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:56:49 By: Mike
Coatpeg drop

A fancy way out of the coatpeg.

Last Updated: 2003-05-14 11:36:07 By: Mike
Coatpeg drop to elbow catch

A nice variation on the Coatpeg drop.

Last Updated: 2003-06-23 23:28:30 By: LP
Crown pinches

Pinch the top corner of the crown and flick the hat round to catch the opposite corner

Last Updated: 2003-12-10 21:05:52 By: Mike
Dan's Rolls

We all have a little trick we use to link everything else together - and this is the one Dan the Hat uses, where he rolls the hat down the back of his arm.

Last Updated: 2003-12-29 22:52:19 By: Mike
Dynamic Arm Tumble

The hat is thrown and lands at your fingertips, and rolls to a stop on your head.

Last Updated: 2004-03-15 21:44:47 By: lp
Easy arm tumbles

Tumble the hat up and down the arms without it leaving your hand

Last Updated: 2003-03-17 14:22:58 By: LP
Finger spin

Spin the hat on you finger as if you are spinning a ball.

Last Updated: 2003-05-19 11:54:59 By: Mike
Flat Throw to Head

Yet another way to throw a hat and catch it on your head!

Last Updated: 2004-06-08 16:32:24 By: Mike
Foot Flickup

A neat way to recover a dropped hat.

Last Updated: 2003-06-23 13:01:43 By: LP
Foot to foot

Throw the hat from one foot to the other

Last Updated: 2004-03-26 00:03:00 By: Mike
Foot to Head

Throw the hat from the foot to the head

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:51:00 By: Mike
Forearm rolls

Roll the hat on it brim from the hand to the elbow.

Last Updated: 2003-12-29 22:52:35 By: Mike
Forward pinch

Grip the hat by the back of the crown and flick it over.

Last Updated: 2003-12-10 21:09:38 By: Mike
Forward Roll

With the hat on the floor, you can forward roll into it and stand up all in one movement.

Last Updated: 2004-03-15 21:45:04 By: lp
Forward Tumble

Tumble the hat without letting go

Last Updated: 2003-02-12 13:34:09 By: Mike
Forward Twiddle

Twiddle the hat off the head and back on. It's got comedy potential too! allegedly

Last Updated: 2003-12-09 18:50:51 By: Mike
Front Drop

Drop from the chest to a last second catch

Last Updated: 2004-03-25 09:53:38 By: Mike
Front Spin

Spin the hat on the front of the crown and catch it blind above the head.

Last Updated: 2003-03-02 18:22:01 By: Mike
Frontcross twiddle

Twiddle the hat as it swings in front of your face

Last Updated: 2003-03-02 18:22:43 By: Mike
Full arm roll

Roll the hat from hand to hand along outstretched arms

Last Updated: 2004-03-22 21:35:51 By: Mike

A subtle little move where the axis of movement changes half way through.

Last Updated: 2004-03-15 21:45:15 By: lp

How to hold the hat!

Last Updated: 2003-12-09 18:38:31 By: LP
Hand Spin

Spin the hat on and around your palm.

Last Updated: 2004-03-15 21:45:24 By: lp
Head to heel

Balance the hat on your head, then drop it back to your heel

Last Updated: 2003-06-30 10:25:18 By: Mike
Headstop Cascade

A three hat juggling pattern where each hat is thrown to the head.

Last Updated: 2004-05-24 12:57:08 By: LP
Heel Catch

Drop the hat from an upstretched hand and catch it blind on your heel.

Last Updated: 2003-03-10 11:47:45 By: Mike
Horizontal Screwdriver

A variation of the Screwdriver which takes place horizontally.

Last Updated: 2004-06-10 11:22:07 By: lp
Jump up Head Catch

Throw the hat up in the air, and jump into it.

Last Updated: 2004-03-25 09:56:48 By: Mike
Kick up from ground

Kick the hat up after a drop

Last Updated: 2003-05-19 11:25:10 By: Mike
Knee Catch

Throw the hat under your leg and catch it on your knee.

Last Updated: 2003-07-21 17:58:45 By: LP
Knock to foot

Knock the hat from the head to the foot

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:55:03 By: Mike
Knock to foot (via knee)

Knock the hat off the head so that it bounces on the knee and then lands on the foot

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:51:11 By: Mike
Leg Tumble

Tumble the hat over your leg

Last Updated: 2003-12-09 18:23:20 By: Mike

The hat "magically" levitates and travels across your arms

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 11:22:34 By: Mike
Lose on elbow

Swing the hat behind your back and "lose" it

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:55:45 By: Mike
Meet the Feet

The Void performs his newest trick on stage after having just invented it. Thanks to Brian for providing the footage.

Last Updated: 2005-12-06 13:36:30 By: Mike
Mike's Tumble

Tumble the hat over both forearms in turn

Last Updated: 2003-12-09 18:33:09 By: Mike
Neck trap

A little hands-free diversion

Last Updated: 2004-06-10 11:22:31 By: lp
One arm tumble

Tumble the hat along the arm from the head to the hand and back again

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:55:30 By: Mike
One handed forward tumble

A one handed version of the forward tumble

Last Updated: 2003-03-30 18:01:54 By: Mike
Onehanded, Continuous Tumbles

The hat keeps tumbling, in your hand, continuously, infinitely, forever, or at least until you stop.

Last Updated: 2004-03-25 16:16:06 By: Mike
Pinky flicks

Take the hat of with the pinky finger and flick it round the back of the hand onto the head again

Last Updated: 2003-03-10 11:48:07 By: Mike
Reverse throw to foot

Throw the hat from above the head to the foot with a reverse spin

Last Updated: 2003-03-30 18:03:35 By: Mike
Roll to foot

A simple, elegant way of getting the hat to the foot.

Last Updated: 2003-05-06 09:51:20 By: Mike

A classic of hat manipulation with the hat twiddling between the fingers as it is taken off and on the head

Last Updated: 2003-02-11 13:17:55 By: Mike
Screwdriver isolation

An extension of the Screwdriver

Last Updated: 2003-02-11 13:19:45 By: Mike
Screwdriver transfer

A Screwdriver variation that transfers from hand to hand

Last Updated: 2004-06-10 11:23:20 By: lp
Shoulder Throw

Throw the hat over your shoulder and catch it again.

Last Updated: 2003-04-28 15:42:43 By: LP
Sideways twiddle

Twiddle the hat off and on the head sideways

Last Updated: 2003-03-02 18:24:29 By: Mike
Simple Bow

A nice easy flourish with the hat as you take a bow.

Last Updated: 2003-05-06 09:55:04 By: Mike

Last Updated: 2004-05-24 12:58:12 By: LP
Soupy Twist

A rather souper twist move... (named in honour of the genius of Fry & Laurie)

Last Updated: 2003-04-28 15:42:55 By: LP

Reshape a bowler to form a trilby or stetson. Play it up and this can be really funny allegedly.

Last Updated: 2003-05-06 09:42:38 By: Mike
Steve Rawlings Twisty Hat Catch

Catch the hat with yor arm tangled around your legs...

Last Updated: 2003-07-21 17:58:55 By: LP
Stubborn Hat

Struggle to put the hat on the head, and see it fly away when you finally succeed - hilarious! allegedly

Last Updated: 2003-05-07 14:06:30 By: Mike

If Superman did hat manipulation, whilst flying, this would be his trick.

Last Updated: 2005-01-10 18:23:50 By: lp
Swinging twiddles

Twiddle the hat as it swings in front of the body and back to the head

Last Updated: 2003-05-14 11:21:23 By: Mike
The Shuffle

Another three hat juggling trick - this time it's the half shower

Last Updated: 2004-05-24 12:57:33 By: LP
The vanishing foot!

Makes your leg just dissapear! (And come back again... of course!)

Last Updated: 2003-06-23 23:11:50 By: LP
Three Hat Cascade - Ring Style

Juggling 3 hats in a cascade, throwing them as you would rings

Last Updated: 2003-04-07 14:34:02 By: LP
Throw to foot

Throw the hat to your foot as if it was a hatstand

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:53:26 By: Mike
Throw to head

Throw the hat from your hand to your head

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:56:01 By: Mike
Thumb Spins

Spin the hat around your thumb

Last Updated: 2004-06-08 16:08:24 By: Mike

Tumble the hat over the back of the hand

Last Updated: 2004-03-22 18:09:09 By: Mike
Tumble to knee

Tumble the hat round the leg to a stall on the knee

Last Updated: 2003-12-09 18:30:22 By: Mike
Twiddled Big Circles

A trickier but nicer version of Big Circles

Last Updated: 2004-06-10 11:24:13 By: lp
Two handed tumble

Tumble a hat from hand to hand

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 09:51:59 By: Mike
Upside Down

Get a laugh by whacking the hat onto the head upside down - and having it stay there

Last Updated: 2003-03-30 18:03:10 By: Mike
Upward twiddle

Twiddle the hat directly above the head

Last Updated: 2003-03-30 18:02:33 By: Mike
Upward twiddle (one hand)

Twiddle the hat above the head.

Last Updated: 2003-05-06 09:38:17 By: Mike
Walking turns

Turn around while the hat stays still above the head

Last Updated: 2003-11-17 22:05:26 By: Mike
When in doubt...

A handy little move for when you're desperate for a laugh

Last Updated: 2003-06-23 22:57:52 By: LP
Winding the wool

A nice simple trick where the hat tumbles over both the forearms

Last Updated: 2003-03-10 11:48:55 By: Mike
Wipe Up

Lift the hat off so that it is left on the forearm

Last Updated: 2003-02-07 14:19:35 By: LP
Wipe Up Arm Roll

Lift the hat off your head with one arm, and allow it to roll down the other!

Last Updated: 2004-03-25 09:55:26 By: Mike
Wrist rolls

Roll the hat on it's brim up over the back of your hand and wrist.

Last Updated: 2003-12-09 18:39:09 By: Mike
Zip Across

An interesting way to swap hands

Last Updated: 2004-05-24 12:57:45 By: LP
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