So what is he wearing? Well, according to Twitter it could be one of the following:
An Olympic beret:
Is Scalia wearing one of those ROOTS berets from the 2002 Winter Olympics?Ben (@benzumsteg)
APierodella Francesca reference:
Inspiration for Antonin Scalia hat:Ali Weinberg (@AliNBCNews)
Why is Antonin Scalia wearing a renaissance era painter's hat?Ryan Haaker (@RyanHaaker)
A medieval monk costume:
Scalia in that hat: the mad medieval monk, fresh from illuminating a biblical manuscript and torturing heretics.Tom Junod (@TomJunod)
The hat of a Vatican Palace guard:
Antonin Scalia looks so cute in that Vatican Palace Guard's hat.kara vallow (@teenagesleuth)
But let's not forget, Scalia rocked some weird head gear four years ago, something Senator Claire McCaskill reminded us of earlier this morning:
Four years ago today I began tweeting. One of my first tweets was a comment on Scalia's weird hat.Will he wear it again? Stay tuned.Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc)
And Russell Goldman of :
If you're looking for truly weird, once-every-four-years head gear, look no further than the justices of the Supreme Court.
Some of the justices, such as Antonin Scalia did in 2009, don silk or wool skullcaps with peaked corners. The justices are generally seen together in public outside of the court and in their robes only once a year at the State of the Union address or the inauguration.
To us, though, it looks like Scalia may have gotten a new hat. Here's his look from four years ago: