The Hat is a simple but handy little utility that offers a fun and easy way to automatically determine a random order from a list of any amount of names. You can even use it to pick individual names for raffle and sweepstakes winners, etc. or pick pairs of names for deciding random partnerships, complete with cool animation and sound effects.

You can use this program to draw lottery numbers, party prize winners, for raffles or sweepstakes, to draw Bingo numbers. It will also pick random pairs of numbers if you choose, which allows teachers to assign partners, for example.

You can save or print results to a text file. You can import names from a text file. There are some cute special effects in this program that can be turned off or on. It is a nifty little program. You can download it here.