Need to do a little research for my show...if you have a moment (and are willing to engage your imagination,) please answer the following question in the comments:
Based on what you have observed, when animals wear hats, how do they usually wear them? (I understand the type of animal, length of ears, and hat style creates a lot of variables but generally, when considering some common creatures - cat, dog, raccoon, fox, rabbit, bird, etc - what do you think is the most typical practice:
A) Hats are known for being uncomfortable. The hat is pushed down onto the head with ears poking out (if long enough) beneath the brim.
B) The ears are stuffed up into the hat so as to keep them warm and dry. This is the point of a hat, silly.
C) Animals have special milliners who craft ear holes in their hats; because of this accommodation, ears remain proudly on display whilst wearing hats.
D) Proper hat-wearing etiquette demands that the hat be set at a jaunty angle, covering one ear and perhaps concealing the other.
E) Hats are sort of a nuisance when one has ears on top of one's head; any hat worn by an animal must perch carefully atop the head, in between the ears.
F) What a ridiculous question! Animals don't wear hats!
If you have observed any hat-wearing options in the field other than what I have listed above, do tell. Thank you for your participation!
EDIT: Yes; I know "real" animals don't wear hats. However, I live a lot in my imagination and a world of story. In case you hadn't noticed, dreaming up fantastical characters, realms, and possibilities fuels my art and life. I thrive on silliness. To answer this question, you'll have to suspend disbelief, logic, reason, and reality. And then, go read Wind in the Willows...