Handmade Leather, Felt, and Straw Fedora Hats

Put on a fedora hat for a vintage-meets-modern look that will complement any style. Our hats are handmade with outstanding craftsmanship in a variety of materials and colors. 

The felt fedora was first claimed as chic womenswear by the suffragette movement at the turn of the 20th century. And with the modern fedoras at American Hat Makers, you can keep blazing those trails. Take a brown, felt, wide brim fedora with you on your next road trip for a travel hat that adds the perfect dose of indie style. Pack a natural straw fedora for your next tropical vacation to make sure you’re protected from the summer sun while showing off your beach style. Add a black felt fedora to a menswear-inspired jumpsuit or two-piece set for a hat power move that’s great for work. Or wear a women’s leather hat in the same silhouette for an even bolder look. No matter your style, we have a silhouette to fit it. 

Our fedora hat collection features handmade leather hats, straw hats, palm hats, hemp hats, waxed cotton hats, and firm felt hats. We’ve designed the silhouettes after the original iteration of the original men’s fedora, because a classic look never goes out of style. But we’ve carefully thought out fresh details and colors that make this hat perfect for the modern woman. 

We’ve also put a lot of care into sourcing the right materials to ensure your women’s fashion hat lasts as long as the memories you make while wearing it. Straw, hemp, or palm will be the perfect lightweight option to protect you from summer heat and is great to carry along on all your travels. Waxed cotton’s virtual indestructibility will stand up to any rugged adventure you have planned, regardless of the weather forecast. Finally, felt and leather are versatile women’s hat options that have stood the test of time and continue to be classics with a wide brim style. 

Many Styles, The Same Quality Construction

When talking about the shape of a fedora, multiple pictures may come to mind. And as hat connoisseurs, we’re proud to say we make fedoras in the most popular silhouettes, highlighting the true versatility of this style.

There’s the iconic trilby, a more petite hat with an oval crown and either a diamond, open, or center crease along the top. This fedora hat comes to a rounded off point at the front center of the crown and has two pronounced indents on either side. The style is completed by perhaps it’s most distinguishing feature: a snap brim. Think of a narrow brim that turns down slightly at the forehead and gradually bends until it is upturned in the back - similar to the hats made popular by the likes of silent film star Charlie Chaplin and singer Avril Lavigne. A common variation of this is also a hat that has a thin, slightly upturned curl all around the brim, creating a rounded silhouette. A trilby style women’s fedora hat can add both a bit of menswear-inspired refinement to any outfit or a bit of edge, depending on how you style it.

Then there are the more relaxed, rancher fedora hats for women. These infused vintage western style with buttoned-up class in one artfully made hat. You’ll find a crown, crease, and bold pinch similar to the trilby hat, but often with a wider brim. The brim shapes also vary. You may find a leather rancher fedora with a slight downturn at the front, a brim that’s slightly downturned around the entire circumference of the hat, or a brim that is gently turned up at the sides. The latter is reminiscent of a women’s cowboy hat but maintains the fedora-shaped crown.

Lastly, we have two of our most popular styles: the wide brim felt and straw fedora hat for women and the straw panama hat. These have a large flat brim or a large brim that’s been slightly upturned all around to let light on your face, while still protecting you from the elements. 

Regardless of the fedora hat style you choose to wear, you can be sure you’ve chosen the best quality and craftsmanship with an American Hat Makers item.