Western Hats, American-Made Quality

The womens western hats at American Hat Makers are where Wild West allure and modern comfort meet. And each one is a style staple of impeccable craftsmanship and long-lasting quality. Handcrafted from high-quality, home-grown materials, these investment pieces are as functional as they are fashionable. Whether you’re corralling cattle, livening up the line-dance, or adding a bit of Americana pride to an evening wear look, one of our women’s cowboy hats is a great way to complete your look. 

These styles are instantly recognizable with their wide, sweeping brims and character-filled crowns. And our collection of premium women’s western hats features an array of head-turning silhouettes in both classic and modern shapes. From high-crowned “10-gallon” hats with pinched crowns, center indents, deep creases, and upturned brims, to open crown “Buckaroo” hats with flatter crowns and U-shaped brims and everything in between, you can find a hat shape that fits perfectly and complements your facial features. 

Our hats are as tough as the trails themselves, crafted from durable cowhide leather, breathable straw, or Western-style palm weave. The details are carefully selected to add class and character to each hat. You’ll find hand-tooled leather crowns, details on the undersides of brims, contrasting leather and wool hat bands, genuine rattlesnake skin, and color options that span from classic neutrals to bold teal and merlot. 

No matter the material of your cowboy hat, there are no seasonal limits. While you might opt for a breezy women’s straw cowboy hat in the heat, or a thick women’s leather cowboy hat in the cooler months, there are no firm rules. Just wear what makes you comfortable. The high quality materials used in our hats allow them to be used seamlessly as all-year accessories. 

American Hat Makers Has Your Style

We know that selecting your women’s cowboy hat is an extremely personal decision and our careful craftsmanship will ensure you have an iconic piece to add to your legacy western collection. Opt for a traditional beige, brown, or black women’s cowboy hat for a piece that will pair with everything and never go out of style. Or share your individual flair with vintage coloring and stylized holes in the crown for ventilation. 

With high crowns and wide brims, our women’s cowboy hats shield you from harmful sun rays and protect you from the elements. Many of our styles come with mesh, open-weft, or metal-grommet breezeways for optimal airflow. They will keep you cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and can even be used to fan the flames of your campfire as you regale friends with stories of adventures past. 

Associated with cowboys and ranch workers in the western and southern United States, cowboy hats are still the perfect piece for a long day out in the field. But this enduring style has evolved as a much more versatile piece. As American pride and the popularity of country music spread across the nation, cowboy hats also traveled from rural ranches to city streets. 

Now women’s cowboy hats are sported by cowgirls, country singers, pop stars, socialites, and fashionistas alike. It’s not only functional outdoor wear, it’s an ode to your American roots. It’s striking, iconic, and ready for action. 

How To Wear Your Women’s Cowboy Hat

Modern women’s cowboy hats add excitement to almost any outfit from a flowing dress with sandals to a casual denim romper or edgy leather moto-jacket. Of course, you can always go with the timeless option of a button down shirt, blue jeans, and cowboy boots. 

You can also experiment with your silhouette by simply shifting the position of your cowboy hat too. Tilt the front of the brim up for an open, friendly feel, or lower it to your eyebrows to add mysterious allure. Open crown women’s cowboy hats will contain a bow or seam at the back of the sweat band to help you determine which way to face your hat. 

Women’s western hats are the ultimate expression of freedom. Just make sure the front faces forward, and the rest is up to you. 

What is a cowgirl hat called?

There is no particular name for Cowgirl hats. If you are a woman and want to flaunt a Western hat, you can search online or at any hat store for a cowgirl hat, and you can get what you want. These hats are also available in wool felt, straw and leather. The rules pertaining to the brim, crown, and crease applicable to a cowboy hat are the same for a cowgirl hat. You need to choose one depending on your face cut and personality.

What cowboy hat should I wear?

The type of cowboy hat that you should wear depends entirely on your requirement and choice. Today, several variants like Cattleman, Gus, Pinched Front, Brick, and many more are available in the market. If you want to stay conventional and wear a classic cowboy hat, you can opt-in for the Cattleman crease. If you want to experiment and try out what the modern-day designers have to offer, you can opt in for the straw cowboy hat.

What does wearing a cowboy hat mean?

Wearing the cowboy hat means you are affirming all the elements and features that the cowboy hat stands for. As a hat, the cowboy hat is sturdy, and it can secure you from the harsh elements. It can also act as a vessel for drinking water, but not so if you are using a straw cowboy hat. In recent times, wearing a cowboy hat signifies that you want to make a bold fashion statement and you are comfortable with it.

How do you measure for a cowboy hat?

You measure the same for a cowboy hat as you measure for any hat. You have to measure your head size and search for the hat. Take a measuring tape and measure your head, leave a space for a finger and note down the measurement. Tally the same with a hat maker and you can get the hat size for a cowboy hat.

What does a black cowboy hat mean?

A black cowboy in films during the 1920’s and 1940’s indicates the world of evil and villains. However, today there exists no such divide. Today, a black cowboy hat is highly fashionable and in demand. Both men and women alike wear it to make a style statement.

What is a flat-brimmed cowboy hat called?

It is called Gambler crease cowboy hat. It comes with a flat, small brim and a crown that is flat-topped. This hat style also gets referred to as the "Nevada hat." The Gambler crease cowboy hat will slightly upturn its brim edge, though not as sharply as the Cattleman.

What hat did Clint Eastwood wear?

Clint Eastwood had worn the classic cowboy hat when he featured in one of his initial TV series hits. Clint Eastwood, to date, is connected with specific Western styles. He has done more than 20 Westerns; hence, he has a strong connection with Western hats. Most commonly he wore variations on the cattleman.

Is a fedora a cowboy hat?

The cowboy hat and the fedora hat are not the same. In comparison to the cowboy hat, the fedora hat comes with a small brim. The Fedora hat also features a stylish front pinch. Several Fedoras come with a wide grosgrain hatband, which gives the hat an iconic Frank Sinatra look.

Why do cowboy hats have dents in the top?

The dents in the cowboy hat are made owing to style and design preferences. At first, cowboy hats with open crowns usually sold better. Later, the cowboys preferred for a pinch and dent that catered to their needs or style. It is these dents that made the cowboy hats comfortable and stiff brimmed.