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Types of Hats

Baseball cap
Baseball cap

The flexfit hat is a fitted hat that’s also adjustable. Wow! The flexfit style rim-lining can be found in many different styles of hats, such as baseball, flat bill, trucker, military and more. Flexfit hats are typically constructed to resemble the average baseball cap. They are made with six panels that are sewn together to form the cap.

Beanie
Beanie

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Bearskin
Bearskin

A bearskin is a tall fur cap, usually worn as part of a ceremonial military uniform. Traditionally, the bearskin was the headgear of grenadiers and it is still worn by grenadier and guards regiments in various armies.

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Beaver hat
Beaver hat

A beaver hat is a hat made from felted beaver fur. They were fashionable across much of Europe during the period 1550–1850 because the soft yet resilient material could be easily combed to make a variety of hat shapes (including the familiar top hat).

Beret
Beret

A beret (UK: /ˈbɛreɪ/ BERR-ay or US: /bəˈreɪ/ bə-RAY; French: ) is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acrylic fibre. Mass production began in 19th century France and Spain, countries with which it remains associated.

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Boater
Boater

Men's straw boater hats have made a comeback in recent years with the popularity of period pieces like "Titanic" and "Boardwalk Empire" that display these types of hats as part of male dress of the time.

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Bonnet
Bonnet

A bonnet is any of a wide variety of headgear for both sexes—more often female—from the Middle Ages to the present. It is impossible to generalize as to the styles for which the word has been used any more than for the hat and cap, but there is for both sexes a tendency to use the word for styles in soft material and lacking a brim.

Boonie hat
Boonie hat

A boonie hat, also known as giggle hat, is a form of wide-brim hat commonly used by military forces. Its design is similar to a bucket hat but with a stiffer brim. Often a fabric tape band of 'branch loops' is sewn around the crown of the hat.

Bowler hat
Bowler hat

Bowler hat. The bowler hat, also known as a bob hat, bombín or derby (USA),[1] is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown, created originally during 1849.

Bucket hat
Bucket hat

The bucket hat or fishing hat emerged in 1900. Originally made from wool felt or tweed cloth, these hats were traditionally worn by Irish farmers and fishermen as protection from the rain, because the lanolin from the unwashed (raw) wool made these hats naturally waterproof.

Cappello Romano
Cappello Romano

A cappello romano (pl. cappelli romani; Italian: "Roman hat") or saturno (pl. saturni; because its appearance is reminiscent of the ringed planet Saturn) is a hat with a wide, circular brim and a rounded crown worn outdoors in some countries by Catholic clergy, when dressed in a cassock.

Chupalla
Chupalla

The chupalla (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a traditional Chilean horseman's hat made of straw. Many people in rural areas of Central Chile use it as well. In addition, it is often used when dancing the cueca (a Chilean folk dance) and during Chilean rodeos.

Cloche hat
Cloche hat

Cloche hat as worn by silent film star Vilma Bánky, 1927 The cloche hat or simply cloche ( pronunciation (help · info)) is a fitted, bell-shaped hat for women that was invented in 1908 by milliner Caroline Reboux.

Fedora
Fedora

A fedora /fɪˈdɔːrə/ is a hat with a soft brim and indented crown. It is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" near the front on both sides.

Fez
Fez

The fez is a part of the traditional clothing of Cyprus, and is still worn by some Cypriots today. Traditionally, women wore a red fez over their heads, instead of a headscarf, while men wore a black or red cap. The fez was sometimes worn by men with material (similar to a wrapped keffiyeh or turban) around the base.

Fulani hat
Fulani hat

The Fulani hat is conical fiber hat with leather applications that comes from the Fulani people in West Africa. It is typically worn by the Wodaabe, a nomadic cattle-herder subgroup of the Fulani. This hat is often worn above a Turban. In general, a Fulani hat is a basketry hat made of plant fibers.

Homburg
Homburg

A near relative of the Homburg hat is the so-called “Lord’s Hat“. Although identical in shape, it does not have a bound brim and the crown is usually pinched. As such, it is not a true Homburg. They are difficult to find and usually only available as a custom made hat.

Jaapi
Jaapi

The jaapi or japi (Assamese: জাপি) is a traditional conical hat from Assam, India made from tightly woven bamboo and/or cane and tokou paat (Trachycarpus martianus) a large, palm leaf. The word jaapi derives from jaap meaning a bundle of taku leaves.

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Kalpak
Kalpak

The kalpak is used to keep the head warm in winter and shade out the sun during summer. There are different kalpaks for different seasons, with kalpaks used in winter being thicker and the ones used in summer being thinner but broader for shading purposes.

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Karakul
Karakul

A karakul (or qaraqul) hat (Pashto/Persian: قراقلی) is a hat made from the fur of the Qaraqul breed of sheep, often from the fur of aborted lamb foetuses. The triangular hat is part of the costume of the native people of Kabul which has been worn by many generations of men in Afghanistan.

Kepi
Kepi

The kepi (English: /ˈkɛpiː/ or /ˈkeɪpiː/) is a cap with a flat circular top and a peak, or visor. Etymologically, the term is a loanword of the French képi, itself a re-spelled version of the Alemannic Käppi: a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". In Europe, this headgear is most commonly associated with French military and police uniforms.

Kofia
Kofia

A kufi or kufi cap is a brimless, short, and rounded cap worn by men in many populations in North Africa, East Africa, Western Africa and South Asia. It is also worn by men throughout the African diaspora.

Pakol
Pakol

Pakol (Persian: پکول ‎, Hindi: पकोल, Tajik: Паколь), is a soft round-topped men's hat, typically of wool and found in any of a variety of earthy colours: brown, black, grey, or ivory, or dyed red using walnut.

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Pork pie hat
Pork pie hat

A pork pie hat is one of three or four different styles of hat that have been popular in one context or another since the mid-19th century, all of which bear superficial resemblance to a culinary pork pie dish.

Salakot
Salakot

A salakót is a traditional wide-brimmed hat from the Philippines. It is often made of either rattan or reeds, and is a traditional headdress besides the iconic conical Asian hat found in neighbouring South, Southeast and East Asian countries.

Sombrero
Sombrero

What is Sombrero hat? Sombrero is a traditional Mexican hat with a wide brim that is regularly worn by workers, middle and upper-class people, and during celebrations. Created to easily protect the wearer from the strong sun, sombrero hats are distinguished by the extra-wide brims, high and pointed crowns, and in larger hats, a chin strap (borboquejo).

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Sombrero Vueltiao
Sombrero Vueltiao

The sombrero vueltiao (Colombian Spanish for turned hat) is a traditional hat from Colombia and one of its symbols. It is made out of Gynerium sagittatum known locally as caña flecha, a type of cane that grows in the region.

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Songkok
Songkok

The songkok or peci or kopiah is a cap widely worn in Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, the southern Philippines and southern Thailand, most commonly among Muslim males. It has the shape of a truncated cone, usually made of black or embroidered felt, cotton or velvet.

Straw hat
Straw hat

A straw hat is a brimmed hat that is woven out of straw or straw-like materials from different plants or synthetics. The hat is designed to protect the head from the sun and against heatstroke, but straw hats are also used in fashion as a decorative element or a uniform

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Student cap
Student cap

Student cap. In various European countries, student caps of different types are, or have been, worn either as a marker of a common identity, as is the case in the Nordic countries, or to identify the wearer as a member of a smaller body within the larger group of students, as is the case with the caps worn by members of German Studentenverbindungen.

Taqiyah
Taqiyah

Taqiyah (cap) The taqiyah (also spelled tagiya; Arabic: طاقية‎‎ / ALA-LC: ṭāqīyah) is a short, rounded skullcap. They are often worn for religious purposes; for example, Muslims believe that Muhammad used to keep his head covered, therefore making it mustahabb (i.e., it is commendable to cover the head in order to emulate him).

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Trilby
Trilby

If you are ready to buy a new hat and wear it with dignity, just try not to grab the firs one you find in the shop. Try to remember the difference between Trilby hats and Fedoras.

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Ushanka
Ushanka

An Ushanka (also known as Trapper hat, Aviator hat, Shapka, Chapka etc.) is a traditional, yet stylish, Russian winter hat with ear flaps, which is extremely warm to handle the frigid Russian winters. It has ear flaps, which can be folded up and tied at the top of the hat, or tied at the chin.

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