Find a Wide Brim Hat for Any Occasion

At American Hat Makers, our wide brim hats for women are a special collection that highlights a breadth of styles. From versatile, neutral colors to unique laser-cut detailing, each one is unique - just like you. We’ve carefully selected different materials, colors, and accents to ensure you have a way to show off your unique personality and complement a variety of outfits. From flowy summer dresses and boyfriend jeans to menswear-inspired pantsuits and cozy sweaters, a wide brim hat will add a rustic expression to any ensemble.

These hats are characterized by a large circular brim with no crease that can be worn low on the brow or tipped back on the head. They may include trim around the brim or a contrasting hat band for extra interest.

As for the crown shape and height, there are multiple options to choose from. Women’s felt fedora hats have a pronounced pinch, a diamond-shaped indent, and a hat band encircling the crown. You can add a bit of whimsy by choosing on with a feather in the band or some western flair by selecting one with a pattern or leather details. Women’s pork pie hats have a low, round crown with no pinch and no indent - clean, sharp lines that create a striking silhouette with flat, wide brim. And women’s sun hats are generally made with felt or woven straw in classic boater, panama, or floppy wide brim styles. Many of these are constructed with comfortable elastic bands and extra ventilation in the crown to keep you cool in the summer heat. 

Regardless of the style that speaks to your heart, when you choose a piece from our wide brim hat collection, you can be sure you are receiving a women’s fashion hat that’s been handcrafted from the highest-quality, natural materials to ensure long-lasting wear.

How To Care For Your Hat

A wide brim hat takes just an extra bit of care to ensure it keeps its iconic shape. The most important things to understand are proper storage and cleaning. 

Natural materials such as spun wool and woven straw keep their shape quite beautifully, but using a large rigid hat box that covers both the brim and crown will help prevent any unnatural crushing or creasing. You can also hang your hat - just use a specific hat peg and make sure there is plenty of room for the circumference of the entire brim to sit against the wall unobstructed.

To remove any dust that has accumulated, you will want to use a soft bristle brush to gently brush in the same direction as the nap of the felt or hair. You will want to pay attention to areas that have natural whorls, to maintain the integrity and natural appearance of the hat. Any oils or stains should be removed as quickly as possible (and prior to storage) with a light dusting of cornstarch or talcum powder. After letting the powder sit for a few hours over the affected area, lightly brush away and continue to brush the brim and crown of your hat as normal. If you know you’ll be wearing your wide brim hat on particularly dusty adventures, you can opt for a light cream or natural brown color, as those will disguise dust best - and will look great with nearly every outfit you have.

If you find yourself getting caught in the rain while wearing one of our women’s wide brim hats, you don’t need to worry much. We’ve made them to withstand the test of time and stand up to the elements. But you should always shake off any excess water and make sure it fully dries before putting it back in its hat box or on a hat peg.

Equal parts form and function, our women’s wide brim hats deliver the latest hat trends to protect you from the elements and make an enduring style statement.