Sometimes you will be randomly notified that a Golden Hat has appeared in the level, and indicate in what direction from you it has spawned. This can happen in both story and arena games, in story levels it will almost always appear in front of you, unless you are at the end of the level. You will then to collect the hat, then carry it to the end of the level, or hold it until the time ends in arena modes. If you die while carrying the Golden Hat it will most often be left where you were killed, however some obstacles such as water pits will destroy it and it will be lost forever. Dying in insane mode will also make the hat disappear. In co-op or arena games, only the person who is holding the Golden Hat at the end of the match will get credit for capturing it. If you are having difficulty getting the Golden Hats to appear, the hats have a chance to appear at anytime, so idling or spending a long time in a story level will increase it's likely hood of appearing. You can check how many Golden Hats you have by pausing the game (), then scroll over and select Player Stats, and then press again.