Hat Design

Hats come in many shapes and sizes, but most have typical features with a typical hat consisting of four main parts (crown, brim, band and pinch/crease) and two internal features (sweatband and lining).

Crown

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.

Brim

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

Hatband, Band, Puggaree or Riband

A ribbon or band that runs around the bottom of the crown above the brim. Often made of grosgrain or petersham.

Sweatband

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

Lining

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