Learn the Essential Vocabulary of Hats

Baseball Cap


A headwear commonly donned by baseball players and widely favored by others is a form-fitting cap typically fashioned from cloth or a combination of cloth and mesh, featuring a prominently sized brim in the foreground.



A snugly-fitted knitted headwear typically featuring a circular crown and a flat, foldable brim. It often covers the ears and can be knitted or woven with or without a cuff. This versatile accessory is also known as a skull cap, skullie, ski hat, wooly hat, knit cap, or stocking cap.



A round-shaped hat crafted from soft fabric that lays flat and can be adjusted to drape on one side. Usually made of felt, felted jersey, or similarly pliable materials, berets showcase a highly stylish look and have gained popularity in France.

Brim Hat


A hat with a wide brim and high crown is commonly used for sun protection due to its ability to shield the face, neck, and some sections of the shoulders from direct sun exposure, harmful UV rays.



A casual headwear piece that features a wide brim that slopes downwards, resembling an inverted bucket. It is a versatile accessory worn by both genders and is good for all seasons using different types of material.

Cowboy Hat


A commonly utilized headwear among cow hands originally, is the hat with a tall crown and wide brim made of either felt or leather. Crafted to be the ideal headgear for use in ranching settings, this hat has been widely utilized across western territories for both cattle drives and general ranch work.



A type of hat characterized by a malleable brim and a concave apex. Traditionally, it sported a lengthwise crease that was pinched at the front on either side. Additionally, fedoras can be designed with teardrop, diamond or center dent crowns while possessing flexible pinching placements.



A wide-brimmed hat worn by all genders. It was crafted by skilled artisans in Ecuador is the Panama hat, made from the pliable and delicate palm fibers of the toquilla straw. The technique of weaving these hats has been passed down through generations, with the name stemming from the popularity they gained after being imported through the Panama port in the 1800s.



A style of hat without a crown that includes a band or buckle around the head and a visor or brim to shield the face, particularly the eyes, nose, and cheeks, from sunlight while leaving the top of the head uncovered.