5 Best Felt Hats for Women of 2023

5 Best Felt Hats for Women of 2023

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It seems like women's felt hats never go out of style. However, there are many styles, so picking the best one can take time and effort.

Are you looking to buy a women's felt for yourself or as a gift?

We've compiled this list of the best felt hats for women in the hottest styles to help you pick the perfect one.

Related: The Ultimate Guide to Women’s Hat Styles

The Best Felt Hats

1. Bondi | Womens Wide Brim Felt Fedora Hat - American Hat Makers

The Women's 'Bondi' wide brim felt fedora hat versatile style looks great, from brunch in the morning to an after-hours bar later that night.

It's made from luxurious full-grain American cowhide leather and luxurious felt. It has a 2 ¾" top-grain leather brim with a 3 ¾" wool felt crown to protect you from the elements.

The Bondi Fedora is lightweight and has an adjustable fabric sweatliner to give you an excellent, comfortable fit.

This beautiful hat comes in sizes SM through XL. It also comes in many colors, including black and oatmeal.

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2. Marin Crushable Wool Felt Outback Hat - Overland

The Marin Wool Felt Outback Hat will never go out of style. It has an iconic tear-drop, pinch-front crown with a 4" crown and brim to give you plenty of shading from the sun.

It comes with a feather corded leather accented headband that ensures the Marin makes a bold statement.

The Marin comes in one size, a 22" circumference, but has an adjustable drawstring headband for a perfect fit.

You can get the Marin in either Camel or Forest.

3. Summit - Wide Brim Felt Fedora Hat - American Hat Makers

The Summit wide brim felt hat is a new take on an iconic style that complements any look.

With its flat 3 ½" brim and 4" flat crown, you'll create the perfect clean-cut profile for frolicking in the sun or lounging around any day.

The Summit is a featherweight cap made with durable construction of structured felt. It has a sewn-in sweatband to help keep you cool and comfortable when you're out and about. An adjustable chinstrap will also keep the Summit on your head on windy days in the park by the water.

You can buy the Summit in small through extra large. It's also available in six gorgeous colors.

Related: Best Fedora Hats for Men & Women

4. Cellara Derby by Scala - Tenth Street

The Cellara is the perfect hat for any festive event, from weddings to church events to a day at the steeplechase races.

This wool felt cloche features a 2 ½" brim and bow detail with a sassy stitched Grosgrain band that will give you the perfect amount of style and flair at any event.

The Cellara comes in one size but has an adjustable sweatband for a custom fit. It also comes in Grey, Red, and Black.

5. Women's Wool Felt Big Brim Hat - Duluth Trading Company

The Women's Wool Felt Big Brim Hat has got you covered if you're trying to pull together a look in no time.

This big-brimmed beauty will ensure you won't have to worry about your hair as it keeps the sun out of your face in style. It also has a suede tie and removable feather to add a rustic touch when you want it.

The adjustable sweatband provides a custom fit and whisks away moisture to help keep you cool.

The Wool Felt Big Brim Hat comes in two sizes, S/M and L/XL. It also comes in two colors, Camel and Dark Brown. 

How Do I Care For My Felt Hat?

Storage is the first step in taking care of your felt hat. For long-term storage, you can use a hat box, while for short-term storage, you can use a hat rack or a peg.

Hat Box

A hat box is the best choice for long-term storage of your felt hat. The ideal hat box will fully support both the brim and the crown.

It should also have a hole in the top for the crown so you can store the hat upside down, and the edges and brims of the hat don't touch the sides of the box to prevent warping.

You'll want to ensure your felt hat is completely dry when storing it because moisture could attract moths. You can add a bit of lavender or cedar blocks in your hat box to help keep the moths away.

Hat Rack or Peg

If you're weaning your felt hat frequently or want to use it as a display piece, you can store it on a hat rack or a peg.

You'll want to rotate your halt from time to time to prevent warping. You'll also want to ensure the hat rack or the peg isn't too sharp, as it could damage the hat.

Avoid any exposure to direct sunlight as over time that can age and fade your hat over time.

Cleaning Your Felt Hat

Regular brushing and dusting of your felt hat can help extend its life. Use a hat brush that's a similar color to your hat and brush it gently in a counter-clockwise motion.

Ensure that your hands are clean and dry before you clean your hat, as liquids like lotions can cause stains that can be difficult to remove. If your felt hat does get stained, use a specifically formulated hat cleaner to remove it.

Additional Tips

It's not recommended that you waterproof your wool felt hat as that can affect its texture and sheen.

If your hat does get wet, don't use a dryer or a heater to dry it, as this can distort and shrink your hat. Instead, flip the sweatband down when it gets wet and then store it in a cool, dry place until it is completely dried out.

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Women’s Felt Hats Are Always Fashionable

One of the great things about felt hats is they are always fashionable. You can also find felt hats in a wide array of styles that suit anyone's tastes.

Because felt hats can be somewhat delicate, look for ones made with high-quality materials like those by American Hat Makers. Their hats are made from tightly wound felt for superior durability and protection from the elements.

No matter what hat style you prefer, you can find a felt hat perfect for you and your style that you can wear for years to come.

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