Marlow True Grit Top Hat by American Hat Makers


The Best Hats to Wear to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo

6 Standout Straw Hats and More for Music Festivals

Live music is back in a big way and the festival scene is hotter than ever. The collective energy and festive stoke that comes with dancing alongside thousands of other fans, swaying to guitar chords and resonating with vocals, is an unbeatable vibe. It’s why we go.

With a scene that is all about coming together over a shared love of music, dance and artistic expression it is paramount that you maintain your endurance and comfort while hopping from stage to stage. The keys to thriving at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and so many more outdoor events are to keep cool with excellent sun protection and look your best, obviously. 

To give you a little pre-festival wardrobe inspiration, here are our 6 top picks for the best women’s and men’s festival hats that will assure you’re showing off your sweet chic vibe and partying in pure style. 

Women’s Festival Hats to Complete Your Look 

Rock the line between trend-setting and comfortable with the Willie Hemp Sun Hat. Cool and collected neutral khaki goes with anything and the authentic outback shape complements your jovial mood, whether it’s twirling on the grassy hillside or bouncing and singing along from the very front row. A wide brim and UPF 50 offer stellar sun protection while a breathable, environmentally friendly hemp mesh crown keeps the breeze flowing. 

For simple comfort and a chic on-point expression, the Milan Straw Fedora women’s sun hat features a wide sun-blocking brim and a four-inch breathable crown that lets the wind travel through it on the hottest of festival days. Pair the classic Panama style with effortless fringe, mirrored sunglasses, cut-offs, boots and a long flowing vest for the ultimate bohemian meets rock and roll look. 

Milan Straw Fedora By American Hat Makers


When you’re seeking a solid statement piece, the Women’s Marlow Top Hat will help you stand out from the crowd. Announce your personality and send your own unique message without saying a word. Choose from unbanded and all natural black, burnt honey or brown and rock your leather top hat all the way through encore.

Marlow Top Hat by American Hat Makers

Men’s Festival Hats that Travel in Style

Make your way to Austin, Tennessee, Chicago, Vermont and beyond with the show-stopping  Viper Leather Hat. This head turner is fashioned in sleek black and features a shortened brim shape with an aggressive downward point for a serious new age cowboy vibe. Be warned: The band might just invite you on stage looking this good.

Viper Leather Hat by American Hat Makers

Searching for something that no one else will be wearing? The One Eyed Willy Pirate Hat is your festi bestie. Craft a Steampunk Hatter style you can call your own with sharp angles and top grain leather construction. Keep your temp in check with a four-inch brim and crown for sun protection and coverage.

Go throw-back with the Bottle Rocker Cap and roll into the festival with an untouchable serious music-lover air. This worn, soft and sturdy men’s hat speaks to the less-is-more festival style rule. Embrace the rounded top grain leather crown that shapes perfectly to a round or oval head. We like bomber brown or grey for the summer festival scene.

Bottle Rocker Cap by American Hat Makers

American Made Hats with Stellar Personality 

Leather, denim or flannel — whatever your music festival style, an American Hat Makers custom designed and handmade hat is the crowning must-have to your outfit. Purchase a style to suit your needs and wear it daily because it suits your personality.