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World Of Hats

Hats are a type of apparel that protects the head from sun, wind and rain. Hats can also be worn to protect the head from cold days. They have various shapes and sizes as well as materials such as felt, straw, wool, cotton or tweed.

Throughout history, hats have been a powerful symbol of status and social class. In the early days of America, men wore tricornes to show their wealth and privilege while women wore bonnets to demonstrate their modesty. Hats were also a way to create unity between different colonies. Hats can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who wore them as a symbol of social status.

Today there are many different styles of hats and caps. A common mistake that many people make when describing a hat is not considering the type of hat. There are 156+ different types of hats in the world.

We are in a mission to collect them all in place! Thanks for helping and visiting us. Enjoy!

156 Types of Hats and Caps

apple cap

Apple Cap

Fashion, Men, Protective, Women

Apple Cap is the circular-shaped Newsboy cap that is sown from six panels that converge…

ascot hat

Ascot Cap

Fashion, Men, Old Fashioned, Protective, Women

The Ascot cap is a unique variety of Newsboy caps, made from a single hardness…

aviator hat

Aviator Hat

Old Fashioned, Protective, Safety

The Aviator Cap is mostly tight-fitting headwear worn by fliers. It is often made of…

ayam hat

Ayam Hat

Old Fashioned, Traditional

Ayam is a traditional Korean winter cap that covers the forehead and has a long…

balaclava

Balaclava

Protective

Balaclava is most commonly known as a ski mask because that is where it is…

Barretina

Barretina

Old Fashioned, Religious, Traditional

The Barretina is a catholic culture traditional cap worn by men as a symbol of…

baseball hat

Baseball Cap

Fashion, Kids, Men, Protective, Women

The baseball cap has a rounded crown sewn with a button on top, stiff peak…

Basket Hat

Basket Hat

Traditional

The basket hat has a rounded pyramid-like structure woven from beads. It has a stiff…

beanie hat

Beanie

Fashion, Kids, Men, Protective, Women

Beanie is a close-fitting headwear mostly made with a stretchable material without a brim. It…

beret

Beret

Ceremonial, Fashion, Men, Protective, Women

Beret is the artist cap that originated in France. It is circular and fits well…

Bergère Hat

Bergère Hat

Old Fashioned

A Bergère Hat could be called the younger sister of the Boater Hat. Like a…

Bicorne

Bicorne

Old Fashioned

Bicorne is the historical hat of the European and American armed forces. One of the…

Biretta

Biretta

Ceremonial, Old Fashioned, Religious

Biretta is the clergy hat. It is a square-shaped cap with three or four peaks…

Boater Hat

Boater Hat

Old Fashioned

A Boater Hat is a legendary hat that the gondoliers wore in Venice. At that…

Bollenhut

Bollenhut

Old Fashioned

Bollenhut is a German Hat that translates to the Ball Hat. It is a traditional…

Bonnet

Fashion, Old Fashioned, Women

Bonnet was initially a generalized term for various kinds of headwear for both men and…

Boonie Hat

Boonie Hat

Ceremonial, Protective

A Boonie Hat is a camouflaged hat that is worn by armed forces personnel all…

Boss Of The Plains

Boss Of The Plains

Old Fashioned

Boss Of The Plains was the predecessor of what came to be known as the…

Boudoir Cap

Boudoir Cap

Old Fashioned

Boudoir Cap used to be worn as part of ladies' nightwear. As it was popular…

Bowler hat

Bowler Hat

Fashion, Men, Old Fashioned, Protective

The bowler hat is the rounded shallow crown hat that you have seen people wear…

Breton hat

Breton Hat

Fashion, Old Fashioned, Protective, Women

Breton hat is typically for women. It has a round crown and a brim that…

Short Brim Bucket Hat

Bucket Hat

Fashion, Kids, Men, Old Fashioned, Protective, Women

A bucket hat is a round crown brimmed hat. There are several variations of the…

Busby fur hat

Busby Fur Hat

Ceremonial, Old Fashioned, Traditional

Busby fur hat is a military headgear made of fur. The shape of the cap…

Bycocket

Bycocket

Old Fashioned

Bycocket is the hat with a pointed brim resembling a bird’s beak. It was fashionable…

Campaign hat

Campaign Hat

Ceremonial, Old Fashioned

A Campaign hat has several distinctive features. One such feature is that the crown is…

Canterbury cap

Canterbury Cap

Religious

Canterbury Cap is a cloth had with a square shape, with sharp corners. It is…

Cap Comforter

Cap Comforter

Old Fashioned

A Cap Comforter could be ideally described as a woolen scarf wrapped around the head…

Capeline Hat

Capeline

Old Fashioned

A Capeline hat has a shallow round crown and a wide floppy brim. It can…

Capirote

Capirote

Religious, Traditional

Capirote is a conical or a pointed hat popular in Spain. It not only covers…

Capotain

Capotain

Old Fashioned

Capotain is a category of the 'Sugarloaf hat.' It has a high but slightly slender…

Cappello Romano

Cappello Romano

Religious

Cappello Romano is also known as ‘Saturno,’ because its shape is similar to the planet…

Cartwheel Hat

Cartwheel Hat

Old Fashioned

Cartwheel Hat has a wide brim that is raised upward to resemble a saucer. The…

Casque hat

Casque Hat

Fashion, Women

A casque hat is more of a piece of material pinned to the hair. It…

Caubeen

Caubeen

Ceremonial

Caubeen is an Irish Beret. It has a raised left side and a slant toward…

Chengziguan

Chengziguan

Traditional

Chengziguan is a traditional hat for men with Chinese origins, and the key feature of…

Chilote Cap

Chilote Cap

Traditional

Chilote Cap is a knitted Beanie like cap made from coarse wool, usually having a…

Chullo

Chullo

Traditional

Chullo is a Beanie-like knitted cap with ear flaps. Another Spanish origin cap, Chullo, is…

Chupalla

Chupalla

Fashion, Traditional

Chupalla is a wide brim traditional Chilean horseman's straw hat with a shallow crown similar…

Cloche hat

Cloche Hat

Fashion, Women

Cloche is French for the bell, and that is the shape of a Cloche hat.…

Cocktail Hat

Cocktail Hat

Fashion, Old Fashioned, Women

A cocktail hat is a small brimless hat for women that neatly sits on the…

conical asian hat

Conical Asian Hat

Traditional

Conical Asian Hat is the oriental hat worn by rice farmers in many southeast Asian…

coonskin cap

Coonskin Cap

Old Fashioned

Coonskin Cap is a hat made from raccoon's skin and fur. They are Native American…

Cowboy Hat

Cowboy Hat

Fashion, Men, Protective, Women

The cowboy hat has a high crown and around and wide brim. The crown is…

Cricket Cap

Cricket Cap

Protective

A cricket cap is a soft felt cap that has a baggy fit and is…

Deerstalker

Deerstalker

Fashion, Men, Women

If there was one way to describe the Deerstalker cap, it would be to call…

Dixie Cup Hat

Dixie Cup Hat

Ceremonial

Also known as a sailor’s cap, Dixie Cup Hat is a white canvas round hat…

Duckbill Cap

Duckbill Cap

Fashion, Men, Protective

A Duckbill Cap is a variation of the British Flat Cap with a peaked visor…

Escoffin

Escoffin

Old Fashioned

Escoffin was a feminine medieval headwear worn in the mid-1200s to 1500s. It was a…

Eugenie Hat

Eugenie Hat

Fashion, Women

Eugenie hat is a women's hat with a circumference smaller than the wearer's head. It…

Fascinator

Fascinator

Fashion, Women

A Fascinator is, in fact, a hat alternative than a hat in itself. It is…

Faux Fur Hats

Faux Fur Hats

Fashion, Kids, Men, Protective, Women

Faux fur hats are made from faux or fake fur. It is a synthetic pile…

Feather Hats

Feather Hats

Fashion, Women

A feathered hat, as the name suggests, is a hat decorated with feathers. The hat…

Fedora Hat

Fedora Hat

Men, Women

The two key features of a Fedora are a soft brim and a pinched crown.…

Fez

Fez

Ceremonial, Traditional

Fez is a Turkish and Arabic cylindrically-shaped hat that has no peak but, at times,…

Fiddler Cap

Fiddler Cap

Old Fashioned, Protective

Fiddler Cap is a flat-topped cap having a small visor. It is generally navy blue…

Fillet hat

Fillet Hat

Old Fashioned

Fillet hats originated from Mediterranean cultures and evolved into a headband that unmarried women and…

Flat Cap

Flat Cap

Fashion, Men

The flat cap is a type of the Newsboy cap originating in the British Isles.…

Floppy Hat

Floppy Hat

Fashion, Women

Floppy hats are wide-brimmed women's hats with curved brims that can be snapped up and…

Forage Cap

Forage Cap

Ceremonial

Forage cap is not any particular hat type but a term for various military headwear.…

french hood

French Hood

Old Fashioned

French Hood is 16th-century headwear for women that was round in shape. It was worn…

fur hat

Fur Hat

Fashion, Kids, Men, Protective, Women

Fur hat is common winter wear made from rabbit or other animal fur and sheepskin.…

gable hood

Gable hood

Old Fashioned

As the name suggests, the Gable hood is in the shape of a gable or…

galero hat

Galero

Ceremonial, Religious

Galero was a broad-brimmed hat with a shallow crown. The members of the catholic church…

gambler hat

Gambler Hat

Fashion, Men, Women

Gambler Hat is a classier alternative to the cowboy hat. It possesses a round or…

gandhi cap

Gandhi Cap

Old Fashioned

Gandhi cap is a side cap with a pointed front and back and a wide…

gat hat

Gat Hat

Traditional

Gat hat is a traditional Korean Men's hat. It has a bamboo frame and horsehair…

gaucho hat

Gaucho Hat

Fashion, Men, Traditional, Women

Gaucho Hat is a shallow crown hat with a flat top and a flat, wide…

gaung baung

Gaung Baung

Old Fashioned, Traditional

Gaung baung is a traditional Burmese head wrap worn in Burma and Northern Thailand. These…

glengarry bonnet

Glengarry Bonnet

Ceremonial

Glengarry bonnet is a Scots cap worn by the Scottish Military and the civilian men…

graduation hat

Graduation Hats

Ceremonial

Graduation Hats or the Oxford Cap is a skull cap with a square board in…

Halo Hat

Halo Hat

Old Fashioned

Halo hat is a flexible design hat where the hat's shape mattered less, but the…

hardee hat

Hardee Hat

Old Fashioned

Hardee Hat was a black felt hat with a straight flat top crown and a…

havelock hat

Havelock Hat

Ceremonial

A Havelock hat is a military cap cover with a flap at the back for…

hennin

Hennin

Old Fashioned

Hennin was a long cone-shaped headdress with a long and heavy veil. It was worn…

hikitate eboshi

Hikitate Eboshi

Traditional

Hikitate Eboshi is a traditional Japanese black hat shaped like a bird's feather, and therefore,…

homburg hat

Homburg Hat

Old Fashioned

Homburg Hat is a fur felt hat with a gutter crown, i.e., the crown with…

icelandic tail cap

Icelandic Tail Cap

Old Fashioned

As the name suggests, the Icelandic Tail Cap is a component of Iceland’s national costume.…

Jaapi

Jaapi

Traditional

Jaapi is a conical Assamese hat with a flat lid-like brim. It could be thought…

juliet cap

Juliet Cap

Old Fashioned

A quote from the play Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare went like this, "What's in…

kamelaukion

Kamelaukion

Religious

Kamelaukion is a Christian clergy hat worn by Orthodox Christian and Eastern Catholic monks and…

kanmuri

Kanmuri

Religious

Kanmuri literally translates to 'Crowning Trim,' therefore, it originally was a hat worn by the…

karakul cap

Karakul Cap

Traditional

Karakul is a popular cap in the South East Asian countries and is at times…

Keffiyeh

Keffiyeh

Religious, Traditional

Keffiyeh is an Arabian headdress or a cloth wrap. The material used is mostly cotton…

kepi cap

Kepi Cap

Ceremonial

Kepi cap has several distinctive features. It has a cylindrical, structured crown with a flat…

kettle brim hat

Kettle Brim Hat

Fashion, Women

A kettle brim hat is a round crown straw hat with the brim turned upwards…

Kippah

Kippah

Religious

A kippah is a Religious Jewish cap similar to a skull cap, but it doesn't…

Klaft

Klaft

Old Fashioned

Klaft was a headcloth worn by the Egyptian Pharaohs. The intricate variant was known as…

kofia

Kofia

Traditional

Kofia is a cylindrical brimless cap with a flat crown. East African men wear it…

kolah namadi

Kolah Namadi

Traditional

Kolah Namadi is a Persian hat made of animal wool. It is made from the…

kolpik

Kolpik

Traditional

Kolpik is a traditional Jewish hat worn by Rabbis from the Glacial or Hungarian dynasty…

kova tembel

Kova Tembel

Traditional

Kova Tembel is a popular Israeli hat worn by the Jews. It has a stark…

kuma

Kuma

Traditional

Kuma is a traditional, cylindrical flat-top cap worn by Omani men. The rim is folded…

kupiah

Kupiah

Traditional

Kupiah is a traditional Indonesian cap. It has two shapes, and therefore, there are two…

lomphok

Lomphok

Ceremonial

Lomphok is a ceremonial conical Thai hat worn by royalty and nobility. It is a…

lunardi hat

Lunardi Hat

Old Fashioned

Lunardi Hat was an outcome of the Montgolfier Brothers' fascinating feat who invented the hot…

mad hatter hat

Mad Hatter Hat

Novelty, Old Fashioned

The Hatter was a character in the famous book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Hatter…

mao cap

Mao Cap

Ceremonial

Mao Cap is fashioned on a low profile baseball cap with a short brim, unstructured…

mariners cap

Mariner’s Cap

Old Fashioned

A mariner's cap is very similar to a Mao cap or a Breton cap. It…

matador hat

Matador Hat

Traditional

Matador hat, also known as Montera, is a traditional Spanish hat worn by the bullfighters.…

merry widow hat

Merry Widow Hat

Old Fashioned

Merry Widow Hat is a heavily decorated wide brim hat from Edwardian fashion. Initially, it…

miki hat

Miki Hat

Fashion, Men, Women

A Miki hat is a six-paneled skull cap topped with a button on the tip…

Mitre

Mitre

Religious

Mitre, also spelled as Miter, is a traditional headgear worn by bishops and abbots in…

mobcap

Mobcap

Old Fashioned

A mobcap was a pleated cloth shaped in the form of a round bonnet. It…

monmouth cap

Monmouth Cap

Traditional

Monmouth Cap was a knitted woolen skull cap produced in the town of Monmouth in…

montenegrin caps

Montenegrin Caps

Traditional

A cap popularly worn in Montenegro is known as a Montenegrin Cap. It is a…

newsboy cap

Newsboy Cap

Old Fashioned

A Newsboy cap was not just one kind of cap. It was a whole category…

ngop

Ngop

Traditional

Ngop is a Thai Farmer’s hat with a raised conical but a flat crown. In…

novelty hats

Novelty Hats

Novelty

Novelty hats are unique and funny hats with no specific shape or size. These can…

opera hat

Opera Hat

Fashion, Men

Opera Hat is a collapsible Top hat variant. Like a Tophat, an Opera hat is…

outback hat

Outback

Fashion, Men, Women

Outback hats have a wide brim that slightly dips down at front and back, giving…

pakol

Pakol

Traditional

Pakol is also known as a Chitrali cap and has a round, soft, and flat…

panama hat

Panama Hats

Fashion, Men, Women

The more correct name for a Panama Hat is the Toquilla Straw Hat. These hats…

papakha

Papakha

Traditional

Papakha is a Caucasian fur hat made from the karakul sheepskin. It is tall and…

party hat

Party Hat

Novelty

A Party Hat is a conical hat made from rolling cardboard or thick paper. It…

patrol cap

Patrol Cap

Ceremonial

A Patrol Cap is similar to a baseball cap with a cylindrical crown and a…

peaked cap

Peaked Cap

Ceremonial

Peaked Cap is a slight variant of a Mariner's cap; however, there are some differences.…

petasos

Petasos

Old Fashioned

A Petasos was a wide-brimmed floppy hat of Greek origin. It was worn by farmers…

phrygian cap

Phrygian Cap

Traditional

A Phrygian Cap is a conical cap made from soft material with the tip slightly…

picture hat

Picture Hat

Old Fashioned

A Picture hat gets its name from a picture frame. Just like a picture frame…

pileus

Pileus

Old Fashioned

A Pileus originated in Greece but was introduced and adopted in Rome even before the…

pillbox hat

Pillbox Hat

Fashion, Women

A Pillbox Hat is a flat-topped brimless hat for women with straight upright sides. The…

pith helmet

Pith Helmet

Old Fashioned

A Pith Helmet is a helmet covered with a cloth and is made from a…

pom pom hat

Pom Pom Hat

Fashion, Kids, Men, Women

A Pom Pom Hat is a decorated beanie with a pom on the tip. As…

pork pie cap

Pork Pie Hat

Old Fashioned

Pork Pie Hat's shape has evolved over time; however, the distinctive feature that makes a…

qeleshe

Qeleshe

Traditional

Qeleshe is a traditional Albanian brimless cap made from wool or felt, or other woolen…

rasta cap

Rasta Cap

Traditional

Rasta cap is a crocheted round cap, very similar to a slouchy beret. It is…

rogatywka

Rogatywka

Ceremonial

Rogatywka is a generic term for an asymmetrical cap in Poland. It refers to a…

sailor cap

Sailor Cap

Ceremonial

A Sailor Cap is a round, structured, and flat-top crown cap without a visor. The…

Šajkača

Šajkača

Ceremonial

Šajkača is a traditional Serbian hat originally worn by men in the countryside. It became…

salakot

Salakot

Traditional

Salakot is a traditional Philippian straw hat that comes in varying shapes. The most common…

sami hat

Sami Hat

Traditional

Sami hat is a traditional men's hat from Sami. It is also known as the…

santa hat

Santa Hat

Novelty

A Santa hat is a component of the Santa suit. It is made from soft,…

shako

Shako

Ceremonial

Shako is a Hungarian military hat with a cylindrical, structured crown and a short straight…

shovel hat

Shovel Hat

Old Fashioned

Shovel Hat was an angelical clergy hat worn by archdeacons and bishops. The hat had…

Shtreimel

Shtreimel

Traditional

The Shtreimel is a Jewish fur hat worn by men on Shabbat and during Jewish…

skull caps

Skull Caps

Protective

The skull cap is a variant of a Beanie and fits the head very tightly…

Sombrero Hat

Sombrero Hat

Traditional

A Sombrero is a wide-brimmed Mexican hat with the brim’s edge folded upward and a…

Sombrero vueltiao

Sombrero vueltiao

Traditional

Sombrero vueltiao is a traditional Colombian hat made from drying and weaving the caña fleche…

Songkok

Songkok

Religious

A Songkok is a truncated cone-shaped cap worn in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and other…

Stormy Kromer Caps

Stormy Kromer Caps

Fashion, Men, Women

Stormy Kromer Cap is a variant of the six-paneled baseball cap with earflaps folded upward…

Straw Hat

Straw Hat

Fashion, Kids, Men, Women

As the name suggests, the Straw hat is made from straw, or similar material is…

Taqiyah

Taqiyah

Religious

Taqiyah is the holy cap of the Muslims. Muslim men wear it during religious activities,…

Top Hat

Top Hat

Old Fashioned

A Top hat is a traditional formal hat that descended from the Sugarloaf hats. The…

Toque

Toque (Chef Hat)

Protective

A toque is a hat with a narrow-brim or without a brim. It was a…

Trapper Hats

Trapper Hats

Protective, Safety

A trapper hat is a warm fur hat made from wool and wool alternatives. It…

Tricorne

Tricorne

Old Fashioned

Tricorne is a popular 18th-century hat with a three-sided brim folded upward and cocked together…

Trilby

Trilby

Fashion, Men, Women

Trilby is a narrow brim hat, and therefore, sometimes called 'Stingy Brims.' To be precise,…

Tubeteika

Tubeteika

Religious

Tubeteika is the Russian term or category for caps worn in Central Asia. Most time,…

Tudor Bonnet

Tudor Bonnet

Ceremonial

Tudor Bonnet is a unique combination of a floppy beret placed on a flat brim,…

Turban

Turban

Traditional

A Turban is basically a cloth wrapped around the head. Men and women of various…

Tyrolean Hat

Tyrolean Hat

Old Fashioned

A Tyrolean Hat has its origins in the Tryol region in the Alps mountains, and…

Ushanka

Protective, Safety

Ushanka is the Russian fur hat with foldable ear flaps and the furry front that…

Whoopee Cap

Whoopee Cap

Novelty

A Whoopee Cap is a modified hat made from the Fedora. The brim was scalloped…

Witches Hats

Witches Hats

Novelty

The popular culture pointed hat worn by witches in stories, movies, and plays has popularly…

Zucchetto

Zucchetto

Religious

Zucchetto is a dome-shaped Christian brimless holy cap that fits the head well and shows…

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