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The Definitive Ranking Of Alex Mack's Many Hats

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Quick! What's the first thing you remember about "The Secret World Of Alex Mack?"

If you didn't say "Alex Mack wears a hat!" then clearly you are lying to us. Mack's hat obsession was the most memorable thing about that iconic Nickelodeon series -- more than her radioactive chemical-obtained superpowers or her best friend Ray, even.

But which is the BEST hat that Alex Mack (Larisa Oleynik) ever wore? Allow us to give our very scientific and quantitative ranking of each of her '90-tastic pieces of headwear*:

  1. This...Uh, Bucket Hat
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    Yikes.

  2. This Other Bucket Hat
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    Obviously Alex is trying to distract the competition at the Father-Daughter golf tournament with ugly fashion.

  3. This Third Bucket Hat
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    Please, please stop.

  4. This Striped Beanie
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    Alex, you look like a mushroom top or a small footstool. Please pull the brim down or something.

  5. This Snowflake Beanie
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    Even Alex doesn't look happy to be wearing this.

  6. This Green Bucket Hat
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    Just say no to bucket hats, kids.

  7. This Blue Bucket Hat
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    Too light a color, and that logo annoys me so much.

  8. This Plaid Kangol
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    Hoo, boy. The lumberjack look is in these days, but this is maaaybe not the way to do it.

  9. This Brown Bucket Hat
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    The least offensive of all her bucket hats, which is faint praise.

  10. This Striped Beanie
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    She's wearing it better than she usually does with these kinds of hats, but boy those are some awkward stripes.

  11. This Brown Toque
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    Pass.

  12. This Furry Beret
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    Berets are great, but not when they clash with your brightly glowing complexion. \

  13. This Blue Flowered Hat

    Surfers get cold too sometimes, y'all.

  14. This Plaid Fedora
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    The shape really works for her this time around, weirdly. I just wish it weren't plaid because that kinda thing is HARD to make work on accessories.

  15. This Backwards Green Cap
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    Wait, is that a bird on the front? Did Alex Mack put a bird on it before that was cool?

  16. This Striped Beanie
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    She looks like a racecar. A cute racecar, though?

  17. This Backwards Tan Baseball Cap
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    Not as bad as at it could be, but it's also boring as heck.

  18. This Yellow Beanie
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    Look at her wearing Iron Man colors before he got all famous!

  19. This Blue Beanie
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    I could see this hat fitting in well at a ski resort or in an L.L. Bean ad.

  20. This Plaid Baseball Cap
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    Still sort of wishing she'd wear her caps the normal way, but this one actually works pretty well backwards.

  21. This Backwards Grey Baseball Cap
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    Sure it gels with Mack's trademark style, but come on, girl -- add a pop of color to that shiz!

  22. This Backwards Blue Baseball Cap
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    Look at the tie-dye waves on the side! Now THAT is stylish. You know, for the '90s.

  23. This Backwards Maroon Baseball Cap
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    Alex really loves her backwards baseball caps, but this one -- her very first in the series -- is a time-honored classic.

  24. This Black Baseball Cap
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    Can't go wrong with a black hat. Except for wearing it backward and pairing it with stripes, but Alex does that with basically all of her hats, so it really can't be helped.

  25. This Blue Toque
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    I want to hate this one but if she didn't wear it with the rim rolled up, it'd be kinda cute.

  26. This Red Bandana
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    Not a hat, sure, but I appreciate that she's switching things up. Just, maybe wear it more like a headband next time?

  27. This Tweed Beanie
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    Patterned without being busy or dated, and it looks so warm and cozy. I mean, yes, Alex lives in California so she has no reason to don a winter hat like that, but at least it looks good, right?

  28. This Baby Blue Cap
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    Not a shade I'd wear, but I respect its simple, bright charm.

  29. This Pink Beanie
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    The same hat, but pink so you can see the chunky knit better. Me gusta.

  30. This Red Beanie
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    Another surprisingly cozy looking hat -- even though I probably wouldn't wear it sticking straight up like that.

  31. This Orange Beanie
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    She seriously has like eight of these hats and I'm not even mad. This one's the most interesting one.

  32. This Winter Hat
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    When you put a puffball on a hat, all other style concerns go out the window. Puffballs are wonderful and they make you feel like a fancy Christmas mitten. A+ hat.

  33. This Black Beanie
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    Not only is this great for secret ninja stealth missions into the Paradise Valley Chemical plant, but black always looks good with everything.

  34. This Pink Beret
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    Simple, colorful, and stylish, this hat is the best hat. I can think of at least three outfits I wear today that I could pair with this.

*Ignoring any repeats, helmets, and holiday-specific attire, of course. How exactly do you rank the fashionability of a Santa hat, anyway?