The Green Winter Hat was a novelty hat, but was changed to Cloth armor as of Patch 2.3.
At the same time, the hat is also a Boss drop for specific mobs based on which expansions the player owns.
For those that own only the basic game, the hat drops from:
- Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
- Goraluk Anvilcrack in Upper Blackrock Spire
- Prince Tortheldrin in Dire Maul West
For those that own The Burning Crusade, the boss drops change to:
- Grand Warlock Nethekurse in Shattered Halls
- Grandmaster Vorpil in Shadow Labyrinth
- Exarch Maladaar in Auchenai Crypts
For those that also own Wrath of the Lich King, the boss drop changes to:
/ Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Now drops from Mage-Lord Urom.
Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): This item is now cloth. In addition, it now also drops from various Burning Crusade bosses.
Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.