Is there anyone else out there in the fandom that would like to see Carl put away the corny dad hat? I mean, not only take it off, but also burn it in a ceremonial fire, then spread its ashes somewhere far far away?
I get get the symbolism and why he wore it at first. Rick gave it to him after he was accidentally shot by Otis during a tender "hey now we're both in the I've-been-shot-club" moment.
But that was years ago. Carl has been through a helluva lot more since then that, in my opinion, kinda renders the "I've-been-shot-club" as minor. (Killing his mother comes to mind).