Gaucho Hat is a shallow crown hat with a flat top and a flat, wide brim. It is a popular traditional hat worn by nomadic tribes and horse riders in Argentina and Uruguay. Gaucho Hat is most commonly made from felt and is therefore appropriate for cold weather. Further, as worn by horsemen, it also possesses a wind tie to keep the hat stable.
There is a string, leather, or metal tie around the crown depending upon the wearer’s preference to make the hat more decorative.
Nowadays, Gaucho Hat is more of a fashion accessory and is worn by men and women alike.