The Krusty Krab employee hat is the Krusty Krab uniform which is worn by the Krusty Crew. This hat is mandatory for all workers of the Krusty Krab. It first appears in the pilot episode "Help Wanted."
The hat is given to anyone who works in the Krusty Crew, most notably SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward Tentacles. The hat is fully white except for a blue anchor in the center, a black ring at the bottom, and a blue curved peak.
The manager-employee hat has almost no difference with the regular employee hat, except it is slightly taller, and has the word "Manager" written on it in black, instead of having the blue anchor on it.
Role in series
The Krusty Krab employee hat is seen in many SpongeBob SquarePants episodes that primarily take place at the Krusty Krab, as well as the films.
In the credits of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, a similar hat is worn by SpongeBob after becoming the manager of the Krusty Krab 2. This hat is larger than the standard employee hat, and in place of the anchor is the word "manager" in capital letters, going vertically. The video game of the movie's version of the hat is red with yellow letters, but it is otherwise identical to the one in the movie.
In several episodes, the hat has a slightly different appearance, such as having a white brim instead of a blue one.
The Krusty Krab hat has a tendency to disappear and reappear on characters' heads over a few scene shots.