The Horned Hat is a low to mid-ranked light armor headgear in Final Fantasy XII that boosts the wearer's magickal defense by 10 and HP by 50. It is the fifth weakest light armor hat in the game and basic equipment.
The Horned Hat is sold for 700 gil in Rabanastre after the Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand after the Leviathan, but before obtaining the Treaty-Blade, Bhujerba after clashing with Ba'Gamnan in the Lhusu Mines, Dreadnought Leviathan, and Dyce outside the Tomb of Raithwall.
The Horned Hat is found in a treasure in Ogir-Yensa Sandsea's Platform 2 - Refinery (a dead-end to the west; 80% chance to appear, 30% chance for gil, 50% chance the item treasure is the Horned Hat without the Diamond Armlet equipped ). It very rarely drops from the Lv. 8–9 Surianders fought in the mandatory part of Barheim Passage.
The Horned Hat is sold for 700 gil in Rabanastre and Bhujerba after clashing with Ba'Gamnan in the Lhusu Mines, and Dreadnought Leviathan. It is found in a treasure in Trial Mode Stage 21 with the Diamond Armlet equipped, and is still a very rare drop from the Lv. 8–9 Suriander.
The Horned Hat is a low to mid ranked light armor hat, giving 10 magick resist and 50 HP. It is useful to equip over any inferior equipment the party may have started with. However, in the original version where everyone can wear any equipment piece, the more expensive heavy armor helm, Sallet, may be preferable if the player can stretch their funds to it, as the HP boost from light armor is not usually worth prioritizing over heavy armor.
In the Zodiac versions, Machinist, Monk, Archer, and Shikari can equip the Horned Hat, and so it is mainly useful to buy if the player has chosen these License Boards as their starter jobs. However, Balthier and Fran start with the license for it and can wear it regardless of job.
If the player gets a lucky drop from a Suriander during the storyline-related trek through the Barheim Passage, they can skip the Leather Headgear that becomes available in shops afterward.