I need clarification.
did you toss your hat, and get it back, or did you never throw it in the first place?
I've thrown my hat twice. Lost the first one forever. Didn't know I could get it back. Second one was during a Darren McCarty hat trick. I went back the next day to pick it up because I really liked the hat and they went back to get it and they said Darren was bummed I came to pick it up because he liked it and was going to keep it.