Kathy's Hats begins as Kathy discusses her fondness for hats: she wore a hat when she was a baby and still wears them during the winter and the summer and at Easter. Yet when Kathy is diagnosed with cancer and her chemotherapy treatments make her hair fall out, Kathy's perspective on hats changes. Her treatments are difficult and painful. Having to wear hats is another aspect of her cancer treatment which Kathy resents. Finally, Kathy's mother explains that the young girl can think of her hats as thinking caps which can help her fight her disease. Kathy finds this advice helpful and changes her attitude about hats.