In an online poll conducted by the Headwear Association, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, won Hat Person the Year title with a staggering 91 per cent vote.

Fashion stylist Rachel Joe came second, securing a 4 per cent vote while singer Ne-Yo got the third position with a 2 per cent vote.

Justin Timberlake, Charlie Sheen and Bruno Mars got a 1 per cent vote each.

A velvet cabernet hat that the Duchess sported on Christmas Day turned out to be the favourite one in the poll.

This is the third year the group has conducted the poll and Kate is the first female to win. Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp won the title in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

The Headwear Association claims to be the "oldest fashion trade association in the industry" and their mission is to promote hat wearing and the headwear industry throughout the world.

Check out how the Duchess of Cambridge dazzles in different hats:

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she rides to Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London June 11, 2011. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the sovereign's official birthday.Reuters
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), sits next to her husband Prince William as they leave the Order of the Garter service at St. George's chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, in Windsor, southern England, June 13, 2011Reuters
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, adjusts her cowboy hat as she attends a Canadian government reception with her husband, Britain's Prince William, in Calgary, Alberta July 7, 2011. The Prince and his wife are on a royal tour of Canada from June 30 to July 8Reuters
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, speaks with soldiers during a medal ceremony for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards on Armed Forces Day at the Victoria Barracks in Windsor, southern England June 25, 2011.Reuters
File photo: Kate Middleton leaves after the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes at St Cyriac's Church in Lacock, in Wiltshire, west England, May 6, 2006. Parker Bowles, the daughter of Britain's Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, has married accountant and former underwear model Lopes.Reuters