|Release date||20 December 2013 (Update)|
|High Alch||96 coins|
|Low Alch||64 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||247,875,969 coins (info)|
|Examine||It's a black Santa hat.|
The black Santa hat is a tradeable discontinued item players were able to obtain during the 15 Days of Christmas mini-event, starting on 20 December 2013, ending on 3 January 2014. The hat could be obtained by pulling a festive cracker, with a drop chance of 1 in 2000. Wearing Christmas themed items would increase the chance of crackers dropping while training any skill by 20% for each festive item equipped (maximum of 120% increased chance).
A player wearing a Black Santa hat
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15 Days of ChristmasEdit
During the 15 Days of Christmas in 2013, this item, along with other Christmas-themed equipment, were given the Hybrid style of combat, and stats that scaled with the player's levels. This was so players could use these items in combat to assist in hunting for festive crackers during the event.
The Grand Exchange price of Black Santa hats rose from 200 million coins upon release on 17 December 2013 to an initial peak of nearly 267 million on 24 December. After reaching this peak, the price started to fall, possibly on market sentiment as to its appearance and scarcity, to a low of just under 230 million on 29 December. After the Twitter remark by Mod Pip that "so far only a tenth of Santa Hats in the game are the new Black Santa Hat type" on 30 December 2013, the price of the black hats rapidly made up lost ground and was trading at 380 million on World 2 by 2 January 2014.
- Before the release, Mod Matthe transformed his character into a black Santa hat and moved around Lumbridge, showing the item's appearance to several players.
- The black Santa hat is the fourth tradeable discontinued item since Christmas 2002, after the fish mask, Christmas tree hat and the crown of seasons.
- When somebody received a black Santa hat from a festive cracker, special fireworks would appear above the player and a serverwide announcement was made, saying: Someone pulled their festive cracker and received a black Santa hat!
- On 30 December 2013, Mod Pips released a statement on Twitter describing 'so far only a tenth of Santa Hats in the game are the new Black Santa Hat type'. In other words, for every 1 unit of black Santa hat, there are 9 units of red Santa hats. Assuming the rate of release remained constant for the remaining 5 days (out of the 15 days total), there should be 1 unit of black Santa hat to 6 units of red Santa hats by the last day of release, 3 January 2014. Hence, black Santa hats are 6× rarer than red Santa hats.
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