A Hat in Time

A Hat in Time

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Full Achievement Guide
By Flutter
A full Achievement guide for A Hat in Time.
In this guide, I will guide you through all available achievements for A Hat in Time on Steam. They are arranged in alphabetical order.
360 no-feet

Do a 360 flip on the scooter!

Buy the Scooter Badge from the badge seller and equip it. Now equip your sprinting hat and activate your sprinting ability, which should put you on a scooter. With this scooter, drive off some sort of ledge and do a full 360° turn while in the air (horizontal, so this is more of a spin than a flip. A flip isn't quite possible in this game.)
A Series of Unfortunate Accidents

Knock off all the sitting Mafia in Mafia Town!

Knock off all 5 of the sitting Mafia in Mafia Town by punching them. This is easiest to do in The Golden Vault (Chapter 1, Act 7), though it is possible in most other acts too. Their locations are:

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Afraid of Water

Don't fall into the rising water in Subcon Well!

In The Subcon Well (Chapter 3, Act 2), once the water starts to rise and you have to get up again, don't fall into the water. If you do not touch the water even once (except for when it hasn't risen yet, you can touch the water during that phase because it is unavoidable), you will get the achievement once you get out.

Alpine Skyline - All clear!

Collect all Time Pieces in Alpine Skyline!

Collect all Time Pieces in Chapter 4, this includes 4 Time Pieces from the main locations and 3 Time Pieces from the Time Rifts of this Chapter.

Badge Master

Equip 3 badges!

Buy both Badge Pins (250 gems total) from the Badge Seller and fill all three badge slots with badges. You should get the achievement as soon as all 3 slots are filled with badges.

Battle of the Birds - All clear!

Collect all Time Pieces in Battle of the Birds!

Collect all Time Pieces in Chapter 2, this includes 6 Time Pieces from the Acts and 3 Time Pieces from the Time Rifts of this Chapter.


Complete The Big Parade without falling into the audience below!

In The Big Parade (Chapter 2, Act 5), complete the whole level without once touching/falling into the audience, which is the floor of the whole area.

False Detective

Make it through Murder on the Owl Express without finding any clues (you suck)!

Complete Murder on the Owl Express (Chapter 2, Act 2) as usual, but do not collect any of the folders containing evidence you find on your way. Just continue as if you collected them, but don't actually collect them, you will still progress as usual.

Hook onto a ceiling fan with the hookshot!

Enter your space ship. In the main room, you can see a slide with an ice-pad at the end of it. Put on your ice hat, ground-pound on the ice-pad and you should go up the slide, ending up in a room full of letters. At the ceiling of this room, there should be a fan. With the Hookshot Badge equipped, jump and grab onto this fan and stay attatched to it for a little. You should get the achievement within a few seconds.

Fueling the Feud

Get a total of 2000 points in Battle of the Birds!

In Chapter 2, perform well enough in all acts for both sides to have a combined score of over 2000 points. Here is an example of this:

If I fit, I sit

Sit in 3 different chairs!

Sit on 3 different chairs. Kind of self explanatory.

Examples of chairs right in the spaceship:

Let there be light

Light up the spaceship!

Enter your spaceship for the first time after getting your first time piece, go to the sign your hat tells you to go to and turn on the lights of the spaceship. You should get this achievement as soon as you interact with the sign and the light of the spaceship turns on.
Mafia Town - All clear!

Collect all Time Pieces in Mafia Town!

Collect all Time Pieces in Chapter 1, this includes 7 Time Pieces from the Acts and 3 Time Pieces from the Time Rifts of this Chapter.

No Time To Explain

Complete Train Rush without dying or time bonuses!

This achievement is possible to get without the Time Stop Hat, though it is a lot harder without it. If you want to get it without the Time Stop hat, use your sprinting hat as much as you can. But once you get the Time Stop Hat, start Train Rush (Chapter 2, Act 4), put on the Time Stop Hat and use its ability on your way until you reach the end of the level and obtain the time piece in time. Neither can you collect any time-boosts, nor are you allowed to fall off and respawn, even if you don't fully die. If you meet all these requirements, you should get the achievement as soon as you collect the time piece.
One Punch

Defeat any boss with the 1-hit hero badge equipped!

First, buy the 1-Hit Hero Badge from the Badge-Seller for 500 Gems. With this badge equipped, defeat any final boss of a chapter. I thought it was the easiest to do with the 2nd boss of Mafia Town (Chapter 1, Act 4), as the first boss (Act 2) doesn't count as a boss at all and won't give you the achievement. You can die as often as you want, as long as you have the badge equipped for the whole fight, you will get the achievement.
Personally I Prefer the Air

Do 5 homing attacks in a row, without touching the ground!

This can be quite tricky. I found the best way to do this is to go to The Alpine Skyline Freeroam (Chapter 4), take the rope towards The Lava Cake and when you are able to choose between two paths, take the right one. Kill the first three spiders in the air as usual, but then don't land on the wooden platform, but instead, after the 3rd spider, jump once again, dive towards the next spider (that hasn't appeared yet) and cancel the dive by pressing the jump button once. Then attack the next spider and continue. This way you can actually get 7 spiders in a row, without touching the ground, if you add the spider you can see nearest to the camera in the 2nd picture to the row of spiders (which is possible by jumping, diving and cancelling the dive too.

Additional spider nearest to the camera:

Pillow Fort

Find Hat Kid's Secret Hideout!

In Hat Kid's room, you can find a large pile of pillows. From these pillows, a beam of light arises. Equip your Ice Hat, jump over the beam of light and when you reach it, ground pound. You will find yourself in a small, underground place with a candle burning and Hat Kid's diary. You will get the achievement once you enter this room.

Put a Badge On It

Put on your first badge!

Equip one badge from the start menu. You can buy badges at any point in time, as there is a badge seller in Mafia Town. Visit this badge seller, equip a badge you bought and you will get this achievement.

Return Home

Collect all Time Pieces!

Collect all 40 Time Pieces. This means complete every Act of every Chapter and complete all Time Rifts, including those you find in your own spaceship.

Secret Intruder

Make it through Dead Bird Studio without being seen at all!

Enter Dead Bird Studio (Chapter 2, Act 1) and complete the level without even once being seen by an enemy. This includes them seeing you for only a split second without you being reset and charged. This is easier to do by using your ice hat sometimes, because while you are an ice statue, no one can see you.
Sequence Break

No hand-holding for you, apparently!

Start Welcome To Mafia Town (Chapter 1, Act 1) and instead of going along the path, turn around and jump over the fence. Now go to the well without actually encountering Mustache Girl (do not press the button that usually activates the crane) and obtain the time piece without having seen her at all.

To the right is the path you are supposed to go, but for this achievement you need to climp up the fence in the top left corner of the image:

The same area from the outside:

The button you shouldn't press, pressing this will make Mustache Girl appear automatically:

Where you are supposed to go to get the achievement (the usual ending of the act):
Slip 'n Slide

Slide down a really long slope!

Slide down a long slope, for example one from the beach of Mafia Town. Just jump in it and when you come out at the end of it, you should get the achievement.

Subcon Forest - All clear!

Collect all Time Pieces in Subcon Forest!

Collect all Time Pieces in Chapter 3, this includes 6 Time Pieces from the Acts and 3 Time Pieces from the Time Rifts of this Chapter.

Take a Hike

Climb to the top of Subcon Forest's big mushroom!

Start Contractual Obligations (Chapter 3, Act 1) and turn around. You can see a huge, hollow tree, that you can walk inside. Do not walk inside, but instead walk up the spikey rope crawling up the tree. Follow this rope until it ends in a platform of leaves, then jump on the green mushroom and complete the platforming part until you reach the top of the tree/mushroom. You should get the achievement as soon as you reach the top.

The Floor is Lava

Complete the Lava Cake peak without touching the lava at all!

In The Lava Cake (Chapter 4), get from the bottom to the top of the tower/cake without touching the floor consisting of lava once. Any other form of damage from fire is fine, just don't touch the ground. You will get the achievement as soon as you collect the time piece.
True Detective

Find all Murder on the Owl Express clues!

In Murder on the Own Express (Chapter 2, Act 2), complete the act as usual, but be sure to find every single of the 6 clues (photos/folders of evidence). Here are all of them, in the order I think most people would collect them in:

Vacuum Vandal

Ride the vacuum!

In the main room of your spaceship, you can see a little disk crawling around on the floor, which is an automatic vacuum cleaner. Jump on this little disk and wait a little, it should make sounds and have drops of sweat fly from it. You should get the achievement after a few seconds.


just... why... ?

This achievement can be gained by entering certain words of profanity at certain points you're asked to enter words. An example for this is the computer in the room for Chapter 2 (Battle of the Birds), if you search for "F*ck" (With a u, because Steam censors it otherwise), you should get the achievement.

So, those are all achievements. If I got something wrong or anybody would like me to change something, please leave a comment. I hope I could help!
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noah.o.waters Mar 12 @ 11:54am 
thank you :lunar2019grinningpig:
The karam in time Feb 8 @ 8:13am 
el Dexter Jan 9 @ 11:22pm 
Thanks for the guide Flutter :golden:
Lyte Nov 23, 2018 @ 7:45pm 
on the Why achievement I told the crow I was most ashamed of my PEN15 (non censored) hahahaa
a lemon Nov 4, 2018 @ 6:44am 
i have all 40 time pieces and yet don't have return home. do i need to complete the dlc levels too?
Lightningreed Aug 21, 2018 @ 5:51am 
Never mind, somehow you still gain the achievement if you complete all levels. However, Hat Kid still throw the hourglass???:2018salienbeast1:
Flutter  [author] Aug 21, 2018 @ 5:27am 
I don't think you can actually do that, it will just not let you and you have to do the same thing again. If you can, I'm pretty sure you can just retry and get it that way.
Lightningreed Aug 20, 2018 @ 5:37pm 
Do I not get the Return home achievement if I break the hourglasses after defeating Mustache Girl?
⌜Ducky⌟ Aug 8, 2018 @ 6:11am 
If you wanna be extra profane, you say that your pet is named "PECK" when one of the crows on the Owl Express interview you to get the "Why" achievement :jj_love:
Tall Boys Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:35am 
i got the why achievment in the murder on the owl express with the crows