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The Krusty Krab employee hat is the Krusty Krab uniform which is worn by the Krusty Crew. This hat is mandatory for all workers of the Krusty Krab. It first appears in the episode "Help Wanted."

Description

This hat is given to anyone who is a part of the Krusty Crew, most notably SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward Tentacles. The hat is fully white except for a blue anchor in the center, a black ring at the bottom, and a blue curved peak. The outline of the white portion is usually in red.

The manager-employee hat has almost no difference from the regular employee hat, except it is slightly taller, and has the word "Manager" written on it in black, instead of having the blue anchor on it.

A poorly drawn version of the Krusty Krab employee hat appears in the online game Hero's Choice and the episode "Doodle Dimension."

Role in series

The Krusty Krab employee hat is seen in many SpongeBob SquarePants episodes that primarily take place at the Krusty Krab, as well as the three films.

SpongeBob cherishes his hat and sees it as a symbol of his beloved job. He believes a good employee should always keep a block of lead in their hat, as revealed in "Employee of the Month."

In some episodes, SpongeBob takes off his Krusty Krab employee hat at work and leaves it there when he is done his last shift of the day. In other episodes, SpongeBob takes off his Krusty Krab employee hat when he comes home from work. Likewise, in some episodes, SpongeBob puts on his Krusty Krab employee hat when he is leaving his house. In other episodes, SpongeBob doesn't put on his Krusty Krab employee hat until he arrives at work.

Most of the time, the Krusty Krab hats stay on top of employees' heads even when they should not logically be able to. However, forces such as the wind and water are sometimes capable of pushing the hat off.

Wearers

Each of the ten main characters has worn a Krusty Krab hat at least once in the series.

A few other characters have also worn it. This includes Jim, Not SpongeBob, Stanley, Frank, SpongeBot SteelPants, and the SpongeBob SquarePants clones.

Variants

In SpongeBoy Ahoy!, the original series concept by Stephen Hillenburg, the hat had a "C" on it instead of an anchor. This is because the name of the restaurant was the "Crusty Crab."

In the GBA version of Battle for Bikini Bottom, the robot SpongeBot SteelPants wears a metal employee hat. It has three bolts on it, a metallic shine, and a bright blue anchor.

In the credits of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, a similar looking hat is worn by SpongeBob after becoming the manager of the Krusty Krab 2. This hat is larger than the standard employee hat, and in place of the anchor is the word "manager" in capital letters, going vertically.

The video game of the movie's version of the hat is red with yellow letters, but it is otherwise identical to the one in the movie.

There is a similar hat for Weenie Hut employees, which uses a hot dog as the main part of the hat. It has the same shape as the Krusty Krab hat, including the curved peak at the bottom.

In "Doodle Dimension," SpongeBob draws a doodle version of the hat. It looks like a black-and-white, two-dimensional version of the usual hat.

In "Bubbletown," SpongeBob wears a bubble employee hat for the Bubbly Krab. It is transparent with purple and green hues on it. There is no anchor symbol or ring on it. It comes with a bubble spatula.

Trivia

  • In the episode "Squid's Day Off," Squidward gives SpongeBob two employee hats since he was giving SpongeBob the duty of operating the cash register and making Krabby Patties.
  • In the episode "Planet of the Jellyfish," Jellien Patrick grows a Krusty Krab employee hat on his head.
  • It plays a major role in the episode "No Hat for Pat," in which Patrick wants to wear a Krusty Krab hat.
  • SpongeBob is seen eating numerous Krusty Krab employee hats in "The Two Faces of Squidward."
  • SpongeBob is revealed to keep his Krusty Krab hat inside of his head's holes in "A Pal for Gary," as the hat pops out of his head whenever he presses his nose.
  • In "Squid on Strike," SpongeBob is nearly incapable of letting go of his hat.
  • In one scene in "Pizza Delivery," SpongeBob wears the hat backwards.
  • In several episodes, the hat has a slightly different appearance, such as having a white brim instead of a blue one.
  • The Krusty Krab hat has a tendency to disappear and reappear on characters' heads over a few scene shots.
Krusty Krab (VE)

Owner: Eugene H. Krabs

Current employees: SpongeBob SquarePantsSquidward Tentacles

Other employees: JimPatrick StarSandy CheeksPearl KrabsSheldon J. PlanktonKaren PlanktonMrs. PuffGary the SnailCarlStanley S. SquarePantsNot SpongeBobFrankSpongeBot SteelPantsSpongeBob SquarePants copiesDoodleBobSquid DoodlePatriciaLord PoltergeistMini PatrickDonut demonJellien Mr. KrabsJellien SquidwardJellien Patrick

Variations: 5-Star Krusty KrabKrusty FactoryKrusty Krab MuseumKrabby O'Monday'sKuddly KrabKrusty SpongeKrusty TowersIce-Skating RinkSecret Krusty KrabRusty KrabKrusty PlanktonGranny Plankton's Krabby PattiesBubbly KrabKrusty SlammerThe Trusty SlabKrusty Bucket

Machines: Krusty Krab grillDeep fryerKrusty Krab dishwasherKrusty Krab freezerKrusty Krab cash registerPatty GadgetTrash chuteKrusty Krab televisionPinch-o-MaticOn-time percentage machineSoda machineKrusty phone

Food: Krabby PattyCoral bitsDeluxe Krabby PattyEmergency Krabby PattiesKrabby Patty in a CanKrusty Kid's MealPipsqueak PattyKrusty DogsKelp friesMonster Krabby PattyKrusty Krab pizzaPattyChopper PattyJelly PattyNasty PattyPretty PattySponge PattySpongy PattiesRelish PattyHash brownsExecutive TreatmentKrabby PâtéKrusty ChumKrabby SoupCrying JohnnyDouble Triple Bossy DeluxeKetchupMustardKelp KetchupMayonnaiseSea PotatoesSecret PattyThe Krabby Mint PattyRainbowgerAged PattyKing-Size Ultra Krabby SupremeTriple Krabby SupremeAll-Bun PattyTriple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice creamPlanky PattySaladHot sauceLardButterCheesePicklesLettuceTomatoOnionsMilkshakeDoodle Krabby PattyDanger PattiesNight PattyGreat pacific garbage patchSucker ShakeHowling Rings

Commercials: Krusty Krab CommercialKrusty Krab Commercial (old)Krusty Kids' Meal Commercial

Vehicles: Patty WagonMobile Krusty Krab

Other: Squidward's workstationGalley GrubOrder Here signPatty vaultKrusty Krab red alert modeMimeco alarmLost and FoundKrusty KateringKrusty Krab employee hatKrusty Krab advertisingKrusty Krab playsetMini Krusty Krab playsetKrusty Krab Industries Labor AgreementKrusty Krab Rule BookEmployee HandbookPatty PalThe Eugene Krabs Memorial Wishing WellCondiment IslandKrusty Krab surveillance roomKrusty PoolKrusty Krab Talent ShowEating contest beltKrusty Krab drive-thruMr. Krabs' secret laboratoryNo Refunds signFace in the darknessNosferatuJellyfish Jelly FactoryEmployee break room

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