The Green Winter Hat was a novelty hat, but was changed to Cloth armor as of Patch 2.3.
- Northrend drops
- Cataclysm drops
- [87+] (last boss; Heroic mode-only) in Shadowfang Keep, Silverpine Forest
- [86+ - 87+] <Twilight's Hammer Courier> (3rd boss) in Grim Batol, Wetlands
Note: You will know if the boss will drop the hat only if the hat is shown on the boss' head.
In Mists of PandariaThis section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
Drop rate appears to be quite low (<1%):
Prior to Cataclysm
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.