The American Hat Makers' Difference
Though felt is still a popular hat material these days, it's common to see companies using synthetic felt material for their hats.
At American Hat Makers, felt should be connected to its historical roots as an animal product. That's why we bring quality materials and craftsmanship that make a difference you can feel.
HANDMADE SINCE 1972
With other hat companies, you'll likely get a hat made by a robot or similar manufacturing device.
The only human element in the hat will be the person manning the machine. We've been fighting against this norm since 1972. When you buy from American Hat Makers, you get a promise that every design choice was consciously made by a living and breathing human.
AMERICAN MADE TO LAST
All too often, when other hat companies make a women's felt hat, they use felt made of synthetic material. A felt hat should be made of animal wool.
This material is antimicrobial, insulating, and long-lasting. And, when it is made with quality American hands, it can last a whole lifetime, even when you wear it year-round.
Timeless silhouettes & modern designs
Shop the Best Felt Hats for Women Online
Did you know that felt is one of the oldest textiles in existence? The wide array of uses is part of why you'll find women felt hats on everyone from ranchers to nightclub dancers. That's why you need an online store that offers a wide array of felt hats for women.
Luckily, this American Hat Makers collection is sure to do the trick. From our top sellers, like this gorgeous wide-brim felt fedora, to new releases, keep exploring to find the perfect match for your needs.
Women's Felt Cowboy Hat, Fedora, Wide Brim Styles
Women's felt is a popular material, so you're likely to encounter a lot of different styles. One of the most popular types is a women's cowboy hat. You don't need to be transported to the wild west to make this look work! Fedoras also often come in felt material.
Both cowboy hats and fedoras come in wide-brim styles. However, if you want sun protection, you should seriously consider getting a sun hat as well.
One of Our Most Popular Hat Styles
We offer a wide range of premium-quality women’s felt hats with timeless silhouettes and modern designs.
From a hike in the woods to a night at the jazz club - the felt hat is ready for any adventure.
Our collection features women’s felt rancher hats with a pinched crown, pronounced center crease, and wide brim. It offers a great selection of women’s pork pie hats, characterized by a flat crown, circular indent, and circular brim.
And you’ll also find classic women’s fedoras of every brim size and color.
Felt is one of the oldest textiles in existence, and is still one of the most popular hat-making materials to this day.
Constructed with the utmost care and precision, our felt hat womens collection is made from pure, natural wool that has been diligently cleaned, untangled into individual fibers, sorted by quality, and artfully steamed, pressed, and interlocked together.
As a naturally occurring animal fiber, wool is insulating, moisture wicking, antimicrobial, and odor-controlling. This makes our high-quality womens wool felt hats timeless, year-round pieces. And, when you put one of our women’s felt hats on your head, you can feel the history. You will appreciate the fine craftsmanship, sturdy frame, and superbly detailed stitching.
Women’s felt hats are a first choice for many ranchers and outdoor enthusiasts, but their refined look will add a touch of elegance to any sundress, pantsuit, or other casual style.
Caring for Your Ladies Felt Hat
Our premium-quality felt hats are built as legacy pieces. They will be stylish fashion staples for years to come - so long as you take good care of them. This begins with proper storage.
For long-term storage, look for a hat box that fully supports both the brim and the crown. The ideal hat box has a hole cut out for the crown, where the hat can be stored upside down and the edges of the brim don’t touch the sides. This prevents the brim from warping.
Your hat must be completely dry when stored, or the moisture will attract moths. You can help fend off these winged pests with a bit of lavender or some cedar blocks in your hat box.
If you want to keep your women’s felt hat as a display piece, you can store it on a peg or hat rack. To prevent warping, rotate your hat from time to time, and ensure that the peg isn’t sharp. Your display area should be out of direct sunlight, which can fade and age your hat.
The next thing to consider is dust. Regular brushing and dusting can help extend the life of your felt hat. To do so, use a hat brush in a similar color to your hat and brush it gently in counter-clockwise circles.
We don’t recommend waterproofing your women’s wool hat, as this can affect the beautiful sheen and texture of your iconic piece. You should also avoid hair dryers or heaters, which can shrink or distort your hat.
When your hat gets wet, simply flip the sweat band down and place it in a cool, dry location until it completely dries out. Using this proper care, these impeccable investment pieces will last you a lifetime.
Women's Felt Hat FAQ
There isn't one answer for this because they both have their pros and cons. Felt hands tend to be more durable and flexible in their use. However, wool hats are generally more affordable and keep you warmer in cold weather.
So, the correct type of hat for you ultimately depends on what you'll use it for. Luckily, our womens cap collection contains both of these types.
Yes, you can wear a felt Stetson hat in the rain. However, it's important to note that these hats are water-resistant, not waterproof.
If you get this type of hat soaking wet without properly drying it, then it can cause the hat to lose its overall shape. Because of this, you might want to avoid wearing them during heavy rain. Consider a wide-brim womens hat for this purpose
In the past, felt hats were typically reserved for ranchers. However, that's quickly starting to change thanks to the style trend. These days, it's common to see women wearing felt hats at musical festivals for an unbeatable indie look.
The wide variety of felt hats we offer makes it easy to find the perfect option to fit certain outfits
While it's technically okay to wear a women-felt hat in summer, you might want to reconsider it. For one thing, felt is a non-breathable material. While this is great for keeping the top of your head warm in the winter, it can leave a lot to be desired in the summer.
On top of that, sun rays can cause the material in your hat to fade early. Because of this, we tend to recommend a breathable straw hat for summer weather instead.
Ultimately, how long your felt hat will last depends on where you buy it. If you purchase it from American Hat Makers, it can last a lifetime if you treat it right.
But if you purchase your felt hat from cheap hat makers, it's not likely to survive more than a few years before falling apart.
You want your felt hat to fit so that it's in the middle section of your forehead. You should make sure that it falls above your eyebrows so that your view isn't obstructed at all when you wear it. The best way to ensure a felt hat fits correctly is to measure your head.