The 10 Best Cowboy Hats

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Just because you’re not out riding a horse or attending a country music concert doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a quality cowboy hat. While they'll certainly add a western flair to your wardrobe, they also serve as functional clothing by shading your face from the sun. We've included models for everyone — men, women and children — in leather, felt and classic straw designs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Stetson Skyline

2. Scala Classico

3. Stetson Catera

Editor's Notes

April 24, 2020:

Although the Funny Crazy is clearly a novelty hat, we discovered numerous complaints suggesting that it loses its shape quickly and ultimately falls apart entirely. We opted to eliminate it.

As we examined the Vamuss Flag (a well-made model available in several American flag-themed styles), we learned that the sizing runs consistently small. We noted this in the bullets and demoted this item in the rankings.

Reports suggest that many ladies love the stylish, colorful design of the Vamuss Boho, particularly for events like horse races and country concerts. It even includes some foam tape you can use to reduce the size of the hat if it’s too big for your head. We upgraded this item.

Since we removed a Stetson item, it only seemed appropriate that its replacement would come from the same iconic cowboy hat brand — in fact, we added two Stetsons. The Stetson Catera is a versatile hat for daily wear, with a subtle brim that provides solid sun protection. The Stetson Skyline makes a more emphatic fashion statement, and its craftsmanship is top of the line.

Special Honors

Kemo Sabe Cowgirl Based in the western United States, this apparel outfitter offers a nice line of luxurious women’s hats. Each one is expertly handmade with stylish fur felt, and they’ll allow you to customize it with branding and feathers if you wish. Keep in mind — some are rather expensive.

Little Amigos Cotocachi How many of your friends can claim that the hat on their head was crafted by an artist in Ecuador? Made with organic leather, it includes a chin strap and a tassel that hangs from the back. This South American family business also offers an interesting, unconventional line of home products.

Wyeth McGraw From a husband-and-wife team in California, this hat is inspired by the laid-back attitude for which the region is famous. It’s designed with 100% Australian wool, and although it’s only available in one size, the sweatband is adjustable, allowing you to customize it for your head.

4. Twister Dakota

5. Vamuss Boho

6. Deadwood Trading Broken Hill

7. Vamuss Flag

8. Fun Express Stars

This item has been flagged for editorial review and is not available.

9. MG Straw Roll

10. Rhode Island Tiara

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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