Welcome to the Hat Guide – A-Z  of Hats!


A straw hat associated with boating A boater, also known as a basher, skimmer, cady, katie, somer, or sennit hat, is a type of hat originally associated with sailing and boating. A Boater is normally made of sennit straw and has a stiff or soft flat crown and brim, usually with a ribbon around the […]

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Iconic Australian hat brand Akubra is an Australian brand of bush hat, whose wide-brimmed styles are a distinctive part of Australian culture, especially in rural areas. The name is derived from an Aboriginal word for head covering. Akubra’s best-known hats are made from rabbit fur felt with wide brims, and the term ‘Akubra’ is sometimes […]

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What is a hat?

Definition of a hat A hat is a head covering used for several reasons. It may be worn for protection against the elements, for ceremonial or religious reasons, for safety, or as a fashion accessory. In the past, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, they may denote nationality, branch of service, […]

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