Hat Design

Hats come in many shapes and sizes, but most have typical features with a typical hat consisting of four main parts and two internal features.


The part of a hat covering the top of the head.

Peak, visor or bill

A stiff projection at the front, to shade or shield the eyes from sun and rain.


A projection of stiff material from the bottom of the hat’s crown horizontally all around the circumference of the hat

Puggaree/riband or hatband

A ribbon or band that runs around the bottom of the crown above the brim.


The strip of leather, ribbon or other material attached to the inner circumference of the hat to stop sweat from contacting the main body of the hat and may be adjustable with a cord or rope on certain hats.


Some hats have a silk lining often bearing the maker’s name and label.