The moves listed out in the Basic Actions action guide suggest that most hat throws can only be performed using motion controls.
- Upward Throw
- Downward Throw
- Spin Throw
- Homing Cap Throw
- (throwing farther)
However if you are clever enough, you would have found that you could do the Spin Throw using controls alone by first performing a Spin followed by throwing your hat. I've also discovered that you can perform a Downward Throw by first doing a Ground Pound immediately followed by a throw.
Most of the time, I'm playing in portable mode where the joycon are connected to the screen. Trying to do these moves this way is really awkward at times and would rather not have to do it.
Is it possible to do the other hat throws without using motion?