You may have noticed that another winter bash is going on: a snowflake icon in the top bar, maybe some hats coming around, see people wearing hats on their avatars.
In the previous years I have taken a lead in the winter bash, actively hunting for hats for me and for other users here on linguistics.se. However, this year I don't feel like hat hunting. I have found the hat to wear already (and you cannot earn it in the winter bash, but you can edit your avatar if you want).
So expect fewer hats coming in this season.