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Straw hats continue to be a favorite for women because of their versatility, function, and chic style. They are the perfect women’s summer hat to show personality while protecting your skin.

Our women’s straw hats are no exception. We offer high-quality, durable straw hats for women that come in a wide variety of styles and materials. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a great straw hat for summer or a western straw hat.

The Best Women’s Straw Hats for Summer & Sun

Our favorite women’s straw sun hats are perfect for the summer. Sun straw hats are the best accessories because they provide excellent sun protection while complimenting your summer look. You’ll want to choose styles with thick weaves and wide brims for the most sun protection to keep your face, neck, and head away from UV rays.

Choose from these best-selling styles to fit your personal taste or upcoming occasion.

Wide-Brim, Western, & Straw Cowgirl Hat Styles

Cowgirls first started wearing these wide-brim, western, straw cowgirl hats to stay out of the sun while on a cattle drive. The straw material is exceptionally breathable and functional, making it the perfect hat for the ranch.

Today, women don’t need a ranch to flaunt the cowgirl look. In 2023, cowboy-style sun hats will be a huge trend you won’t want to miss. Our wide-brim straw hats and straw western hats keep you cool and on-trend for your cowgirl look of the day.

The American Hat Makers’ Difference

At American Hat Makers, our quality construction and attention to detail make our women’s straw hats a cut above the rest. You can’t beat our durability and high-quality materials, making our stylish straw hats your favorite accessories.

Handmade Since 1972

We’ve been making beautiful straw summer hats for women since 1972. Our fifty years of experience show in our craftsmanship and durable wear. We believe in delivering quality you can see and feel in every stitch. Whether you want a classic cowgirl straw hat or an elegant wide-brim sun hat to protect your skin, we offer the best straw hats available.

American Made to Last 

>Made in Santa Cruz, California, our hats are American-made from the best quality materials. Our superior design is in the details of our moisture-wicking sweatbands, stiff, rigid construction, and our lifetime guarantee. You can enjoy a high-quality American-made straw hat for women without breaking the bank.

Womens Straw Hats

Cowgirl hats have been a part of American fashion for many, many years. In fact the first cowgirls were women riding on cattle ranches, Lucille Mulhall is most notably famous for being only ninety pounds but able to wrangle a Broncho. Women quickly fell in love with these types of hats and started wearing them to show off their personal style and look great doing it! Nowadays Cowgirl hats are worn by  all sorts of women, not just Cowgirls. These hats are popular for all sorts of reasons including the fact that they can be worn in so many different ways with so many different things.

Straw cowboy hats came about because ranchers needed to figure out a way to keep their heads cool while outside during the hot days on long cattle drives. Straw hats have been made to keep the straw from getting wet and rotting in the sun for ages. They've become extremely popular because not only do they help protect against both heat and moisture but cowgirls feel fabulous in them! Cowgirl hats are worn by women of all sorts, including celebrities who wear these types of hats for their stunning fashion purposes.

Big Hats Bigger Style

The most common womens straw cowboy hat is the classic Mexican Sombrero with a flat brim. They come in many bright colors, but it's also possible to find them in more neutral tones. The trick to wearing Cowgirl hats is knowing how to make them look right. There are several tricks of the trade that can be used in order to wear these types of hats and not only look great but feel great doing it. One such trick is to wear Cowgirl hats with a simple pair of jeans and tank top. This look is casual but also stylish and comfortable at the same time. This Iconic look is modern and fresh yet easy and simple. Cowgirl hats can be worn in both daring and reserved ways; it all depends on how they're worn and accessorized. Another common Cowgirl hat is the taller Cowgirl Hat with a wide brim. These hats are typically made of straw or another material and they usually have either colorful designs on them or simpler tones. Either way, these Cowgirl hats look great no matter how they're chosen to be worn.

Beach Hats For Beach Gals

Whether you're looking for Cowgirl hats to keep your head cool in the summer or cowgirl hats that will make you look like a million bucks these are the perfect fit for you! Cowgirl hats come in many different sizes, shapes and styles. When it comes to American Hat Makers selection we make it easy to find womens straw cowboy hats that fit your personality. Cowgirl hats can be paired with anything from shorts and a tee shirt to full jeans and a button up. No matter what you pair it with an American Hat Makers womens cowboy hat will fit you perfectly. Our cowgirl Hats are made for real cowgirls and Cowgirl enthusiasts who want to look like Cowgirls!

That's why we've made it our mission to only provide the best Cowgirl hats that have been tested and approved by Cowgirls.

Summer hat For Cowgirls

No matter what you're looking for in a womens straw cowboy hat, American Hat Makers has a Cowgirl hat for you! Browse through our selection of cowgirl hats by clicking here to view our cowgirl hat selection. We make it easy for cowgirls across the country to find the best cowgirl Hats for sale!

Show off your personal style and look great doing it! Nowadays cowgirl hats are worn by all sorts of women, not just Cowgirls. Cowgirls love cowgirl hats because they feel good and look great wearing them, period. No stressing about combining the perfect articles of clothing together like some chemist in a lab, cowgirl hats look incredible with just about anything. Women wear Cowgirl hats with pride knowing that they're not only wearing a piece of clothing that looks stylish but one that also has history behind it. Who wouldn't want to be able to utilize a hat for fashion purposes but also for keeping cool, it's a world of possibility.

Floppy Hats Hard Past

The History of Cowgirl Hats women all over the world wear Cowgirl hats because of its history. What would a cowgirl be without one of their staple pieces of clothing, something that every woman should have at least one, the cowgirl hat is like the jewel on a wedding band. At the end of the day, who doesn't want the biggest diamond on their wedding band? We at American Hat Makers hand make the diamond standard of cowboy, cowgirl, and straw cowgirl hats. Cowboy hats have been around for hundreds of years and we understand how important it is to the women of the Wild West, that we keep quality cowgirl hat making as a tradition. Cowgirl Hats are more than just a piece of clothing, they're the history of women in general. Of all the women who said, “I can do that too.” Whether it be lassoing a steer or decisiveness in the workplace. The Cowgirl hat has been worn by many women throughout history as a sign of pride and strength, and there is no sign of them going anywhere.

Cowgirl Hats are timeless and will be around forever. Cowgirl hats go with cowgirls like peanut butter goes with jelly.

Our hats don't just keep you cool but keep you looking good doing it! Providing women cowgirl hats that bring out their inner Lucille Mulhall (if you don’t know who this is then you should) has been an American Hat Makers mission since we started! Since the cowboy hat evolved over hundreds of years to get to the point where Cowgirls wear them today it definitely has quite a history. Cowgirl hats are one of the most iconic pieces of clothing that Cowgirls across this great country wear with pride. Cowgirl hats do more than just keep your head cool, they provide an extra spunk to a cowgirls step. Our cowgirl hats provide a boost of energy and attitude to tackle any challenges a day might possibly bring. Cowgirls love Cowgirl hats because they can look good, feel good, and do great all at the same time! That's what we, American Hat Makers love the most about Cowgirl Hats!

Say an unexpected error occurred processing, our customer service team will tirelessly search for a process that solves your issue. Whether it be you haven't received your hat, or received a hat of unsatisfying quality we will sort through a solution that works for you until you receive pure satisfaction from us. Leave your email, phone number, or other means of communication and we will get back with you near immediate results.

Customer service

Fur, wool, whatever orders you submit with us, we process and search to validate everything you're submitting has the request you made was met. A submission you might make as a consumer will get a response in 1-2 work days at max. Typically we sort through every submission immediately and get back with results within the same day. We've even helped some customers preemptively before.

Your head is a temple and your response is valuable. We at American Hat Makers like to validate and confirm that every form of help you submit to us is satisfied to perfection. Enter in your email, phone number, or use our built in chat to talk with one of our representatives. No form required, once you sign off on your order you've signed into an American Hat Makers experience. This means we make sure you receive all your items. We set the bar high and declare this standard with pride. Enter a world of high quality hat content. We realize sales aren't everything and that providing an experience that represents us and, hopefully, the USA is very important.

Check your email for order details, we may even send you discounts through there. Make sure you're submitting and enter accurate information. We don't believe in a penalty for making mistakes therefore we will make sure you receive your orders no matter what. Your account is typically defined by your email. This is common in many fields so don't be afraid to confirm an account with us.

An account will help confirm your up to date with our special offers as a brand we want our main subject to be our customers. So whether you search for wool, wool felt, or Stetson style hats we want you to find exactly the hat you're looking for. Your time is valuable and sometimes just finding the right size can be challenging.

Straw Hats for Women FAQ

Is it OK to wear a straw cowboy hat in winter?

If you find it comfortable, you can wear a straw cowboy hat during winter. However, since a straw cowboy hat is light, it is better if you wear it during the warm months. For winter, the style experts suggest that you stick to a leather or wool felt cowboy hat, that is heavier and can do justice to the climate. It can also secure your head from harsh elements.

What is a stampede hat?

The Stampede hat is a kind of western hat or a variant of it. The brim, crown, and crease replicate the shape of a cowboy hat. Today, some brands use high-end straw and leather to make this hat. It secures the wearer against the harsh elements. Also, the Stampede hat gives the wearer a rustic country look. It is a great hat choice if you want to dress like a rodeo for any western occasion.

What does 10X mean on a straw hat?

The X in a straw hat refers to the amount of straw that gets used. The higher the material used and the more the X-factor, the finer and smoother the hat. If you are buying a straw hat for the first time, a 10x on the straw hat is good. It ensures that the weave is tight and the straw is narrow.

What does 40X mean on a cowboy hat?

A 40X on a cowboy hat would mean that there is a good amount of beaver in it. Hence, the hat is apt to be worn with a fabulous dress. Also, you can wear it to keep yourself secure from the elements. A 40X on a cowboy hat also indicates that the hat is almost 100% beaver and is high-quality and sturdy.

What does a feather in a cowboy hat mean?

A feather on a cowboy hat usually symbolizes glory or a victory! People from different regions wore different features on the cowboy hat. Based on how you got the feather, you can attach personal meaning. For instance, in case you have a turkey feather, it can symbolize abundance and prosperity. If a dear one gifted you the feather, it could mean a fond memory or nostalgia.

Why can't cowboy hats go on a bed?

Some people don't put a cowboy hat on the bed due to superstitious beliefs. They feel that if they place the hat on their bed, it will attract bad fortune. Few others also believe that if they keep the cowboy hat on the bed, it can cause someone dear to die or might also result in an injury.

What is the cowboy hat rule?

The cowboy hat rule of the code is not to lay the hat down the brim. You can always place the hat on its crown to keep the brim up. Also, it would help if you didn't let anyone see what's inside the hat. The inside of the hat crown should never be in public view. Also, it would help if you didn't mess with another person's cowboy hat.

Do cowboys wear straw hats?

If not all, most rodeo cowboys wear straw cowboy hats. It's because the straw cowboy hats are light, hence effective in beating the summer heat when they are outside doing their work. A good quality straw cowboy hat is also easy to maintain and carry. But that aside, most of them prefer to wear the classic cowboy hat, which has been the conventional choice for a long time.

Caring for Your Womens Straw Hat

Our straw hats will last a lifetime with proper care. To maintain the shape of your hat, you’ll want to handle it with care and never leave the straw hat in a locked car when the weather is 90 degrees or hotter.

Have a sweat stain or dirt on your straw hat? No problem. You can easily remove stains by brushing them off. For stubborn stains, you can apply talc powder or corn start to the stain. Let it dry, and then brush away. For the hardest stains, you can clean them with a damp cloth or a mixture of water and hydrogen peroxide.

Is a straw hat good for sun protection?

Yes. These lightweight hats are perfect for blocking UV rays to protect your face, head, and ears. The tighter the straw weave, the better the sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers the best protection from the sun. Straw hats are an excellent way to stay cool and out of the sun.

How do women choose straw hats?

Women choose straw hats based on personal style. They want a hat that will protect them from the sun while being fashionable. A women’s straw sun hat is a perfect statement piece that can complete a look or elevate your summer outfit.

What kind of Straw Hats are in Style?

Straw hats are always in style because of their sun protection and classic elegance. They really are timeless. But if you love following trends, Cosmopolitan recommends you pick up a western straw hat, bucket hat, wide-brim, or bold-shaped hat to stand out this summer.

What is the difference between a Panama and a fedora hat?

The main difference between a fedora and a Panama hat is the material. Fedoras are traditionally made of felt, while Panama hats are generally made of straw. Another difference is that fedoras usually have a hat band that matches the hat. Panama hats typically have a black band to create contrast with the straw. 

Otherwise, fedoras and Panama hats are pretty similar. Both having:

  • Pinched crowns
  • Center creases
  • Flexible brims that snap up or down

If you are looking for a Panama straw hat? Check out our highly-rated Afternoon straw hat. If a fedora is more your style, shop our Dealer straw fedora hat that’s perfect for a hot summer day.