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The Sorting Hat

Enchanted hat that once belonged to Godric Gryffindor and sorts students into Hogwarts houses


Oh, you may not think I’m pretty,
But don’t judge on what you see,
I’ll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can..


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

The Sorting Ceremony

The Sorting Hat

By J.K. Rowling


Draco being sorted into Slytherin

Draco gets Sorted


Sorting Hat in Dumbledore's office

The Sorting Hat in Dumbledore’s-Office


A thousand years or more ago,
When I was newly sewn,
There lived four wizards of renown,
Whose names are still well known:


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

By J.K. Rowling

Sorting Hat in Dumbledore's office

Hatstall

By J.K. Rowling


The Sorting Ceremony

Sorting Harry


The Sorting Hat from the Philosopher's Stone

The Sorting Hat


In times of old when I was new
And Hogwarts barely started
The founders of our noble school
Thought never to be parted:


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

The Sorting Hat fact file


Magical properties

Talks, sings, uses Legilimency

Purpose

Sorts the students into one of the four Hogwarts houses, also provides help to students in need

Who made or first owned it

Originally belonged to Godric Gryffindor, but all the Hogwarts founders, Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff bewitched it for Sorting purposes

The Sorting Ceremony
Be sorted and discover your house