Wideawake Hat

wideawake hat

A Quaker style hat

A Wideawake Hat also known as a Quaker hat, is a men’s hat worn by Quakers who settled in parts of the United States in 18th and 19th centuries. Rembrandt was wearing a style of Wideawake Hat in his 1632 self portrait.

Wideawakes are usually made from black or brown felt and have a fairly wide brim that is upturned slightly from the base of the hat on the left and right sides, while being pretty flat on the front and back with a fairly blunt top as opposed to the well rounded top of a bowler. Usually there is also a fairly tall black hatband around the base, just above the brim.

Wideawake Hats have been worn by some early Scouts as listed in Scouting for Boys.

Other names for the Wideawake Hat

  • Quaker Hat

Famous Wideawake Hat wearers

  • Rembrandt
  • The Quaker Oats man

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