The original Baseball Cap was made famous by the Brooklyn Excelsiors who first wore a version of the six panel cap in 1860. Before it was known as the “Baseball cap” it was called the Brooklyn cap. The classic six panel cap is the most famous form of headwear today and the choices are limitless.
Having the good fortune to have grown up on the beach, Will Conner should know a thing or two about designing hats for the beach. A good beach hat should be able to get a little wet and a little crushed and still provide excellent sun protection.
The Pyrenees mountains divide Southern France and Northern Spain. The area is know as Basque country and is known as the birthplace of the Beret style hat. In this beautiful part of the world you will still see many local people wearing Berets. Our Berets are made from Australian Merino wool and provide insulation against heat and cold and offer some water resistance.
If "one size fits most" doesn't apply to you, you've come to the right place. For guys and gals looking for hats for big heads, you'll be amazed at the styles you can choose from at Conner Hats. From more fitted Australian leather to stretchier outdoor hiking hats, we have some awesome hats in sizes up to XXXL for people with big heads and big styles.
Bill Conner’s hats (BC Hats) are all hand made in Byron Bay, Australia. In 1969, he was the first to make an Australian leather hat with a shapeable brim. His iconic designs are known and loved worldwide.
Cast away your worries with the sun protecting style of our Boating Hats collection! Designed with water fun in mind, our boat hats keep your face safe both on and offshore. What really makes Conner the best hats for boating? Well, some of our hats floats so there’s that. But more importantly, we always design and produce with sustainability as our guiding star. Time to set sail with your new Boat Hat by Conner Hats
Bohemian mainstream fashion (Boho-Chic) draws from hippy styles with a strong influence from the late 60’s. Gypsy girls, folk style, and salty sun drenched hair. Perfect festival hats for the free thinking girl who doesn’t care for fashion but still wants to look good.
This iconic black bowler hat known in the USA as a derby hat was created in the mid-1800’s in Britain. It was made to solve the problem of top hats being too fragile and always getting knocked off by low hanging branches while on horseback. The English bowler hat soon made its way across the pond and became the most popular style in the American West for the same reason, it didn’t blow off your head easily while riding fast of horseback.
The bucket hat, also known as a fisherman's hat or session hat, was originally worn by the Irish for rain protection while fishing and farming. They easily fold away when not in use which makes this hat a great traveling companion.
Tough tasks call for tough materials and a strong canvas hat is good company for any hard day’s work. Our canvas hats for sale are made from Australian waterproof canvas, built to survive harshest conditions. Keep the sun and sweat out of your eyes with a Conner canvas hat. Wearing out a canvas hat like one of these would be an achievement in and of itself.
Our Cloche hats are made in the flattering bell-shaped design from premium Australian wool. This style first became popular in the 20’s and 30’s. We are big fans of the Flapper generation of women who wore the Cloche style hat, listened to Jazz and pushed the limits of what was thought to be acceptable behavior in their day, the roaring 20's.
To create the world’s first cruelty-free wool hat, we first had to go back to our supply chain and make sure we only use wool from farms in Australia that do not practice Mulesing, then track that specific wool from our distributor in China to our factory. Each shipment is certified Non-Mulesed wool and all parties, including the sheep, are very happy with the results. Mulesing is the removal of chunks of skin on the buttocks of the sheep to stop a disease called Flystrike. Over 20 million Merino lambs are Mulesed in Australia each year. Hopefully by educating people on this topic, Australia might consider the alternatives to this cruel practice. There isn’t really much of an increase in costs in the finished hat, it’s just a process that most manufacturers couldn’t be bothered to undertake or perhaps didn’t know existed. We encourage other hat manufacturers and wool users to consider a change. It took us approximately two years to sort out the details and luckily there are more and more Australian farms with a holistic approach to sheep farming so more non-Mulesed wool is available now. You can read more about cruelty-free wool from our friends at NewMerino.com.au
What a history! Frank Sinatra, Indiana Jones, Hipsters, Johnny Depp, Gangsters and prohibition. Fedoras first became popular in the "Roaring 20’s". Looking back at photos of people from that time, I marvel at the sea of fedora hats in every shot. People wouldn't go outside without a hat in those days. Our fedoras are made from a wide variety of premium materials and they capture the romance of that extraordinary era. Send yourself back in time with the perfect fedora hat style for you.
Our Conner Kids fedora hats are unique designs with color and fun in mind. Measure your child’s hat size (take a look at our hat sizing link) some of the fedora’s listed here are specifically for kids but others could fit your kid if they take a size Small or Medium.
The Field cap is also known as the Cadet cap, Military cap, or Army cap. This cap is a unique take on a baseball cap. The distinguishing feature is the round crown and short brim and a flat top. We make them from organic cotton.
We like to think that your hat choice is more important than bait when fishing. Whether you're bass fishing or fly fishing, hat is the number one accessory we carry for sun protection. A good fishing hat will help you keep cool and maximize your time out on the water so that you never go home empty-handed.
Our floppy hats are wide-brimmed women’s hat styles made from wool or different types of straw. These wide brimmed hats are perfect for hiding from the sun and the paparazzi. Excellent for a day at the beach or pool or hiding out at your favorite café.
Gambler hats are part western and part outback. They became popular in the days of riverboat casinos that moved up and down the Mississippi river. Their distinct oval crown and wide brim set them apart from other western hat styles. We make ours from soft Australian wool, Hemp and different types of straw. Not too stiff and very comfortable with a generous brim for maximum sun protection. Grab a deck of cards, a cigar or cool glass of lemonade and transport yourself back in time.
Whether with colleagues or friends, the golf course has become a popular place to flash a unique swing and unique style, and golf hats from Conner Hats can accommodate all manners of function and fancy. You can give the game’s founders a tip of the cap with a Scotch style newsboy golf hat, or you can maximize your coverage with a breathable, wide-brim sun protection golf hat like Greg “The Shark” Norman. With both men’s and women’s golf hats available, compliments on the course are a ‘gimme.'
With an eye for detail and a knack for style, these hats made in the USA will draw eyes to you in all the right ways. Pick a style and a color, and know that the product you're getting is made with care by one of the top hat manufacturers in the USA. You'll notice the difference, whether it is due to being true to size, or it just makes you feel good when you put it on. You won't want to settle for just one of these guys.
Hemp has been used by sailors for hundreds of years and is now creeping into more and more products since a manufacturing breakthrough in the 1980s. Hemp is extremely durable while being very light in weight, which makes hemp hats a very versatile accessory, and with the expertise that Conner Hats brings to the table, a very stylish one too. All of our women's and men's hemp hats feature an inner organic cotton band for a comfortable fit. Please check back soon, as this is a collection that will most certainly be expanding
Fresh air, panoramic views, and the appropriate gear. Hiking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, and having the appropriate hiking hat can make the experience that much better. With so many options, it can be hard to determine what the best hiking hat is, but with a vast array of styles, Conner Hats makes finding the perfect hiking hat that much easier. The fact that they’re so stylish doesn’t hurt much either. With light materials and wide brims, we combine function and fashion to craft a superb selection of hiking hats and outdoor hats for both men and women.
Leather is an excellent hat material because it breathes and is extremely durable. A good leather hat will last you for decades. When you consider the time you will own one of these amazing styles verses the cost, it is probably the best value of any hat material.
We design our men's hats with the idea that clean simple lines will work better and suit our customer's needs. Keeping things as simple as possible and paying attention to the fine details has served us well. We pay attention to function without sacrificing fashion.
This cap style has many names, Ivy cap, Gatsby cap, Driving cap and many more. In 1571 an act of parliament was created that required all males over the age of six to wear a wool flat cap apparently to stimulate wool consumption in England. This law didn’t apply to the upper class. So it was the working class who got to wear the cool caps and eventually its popularity spread across the world.
At Conner Hats we’re proud to use organic cotton as much as possible, as the absence of herbicides and pesticides is not only better for our customers, it is better for the farmers we partner with and the earth we enjoy. Aside from aiming to be an industry leader for cotton hats, we are proud to make environmentally conscious decisions whenever the opportunity presents itself. Organic Cotton hats as soft as a cloud, and now as clean as one too.
Raffia is the most sustainable type of palm known to hat makers. The palm leaves on this tree can grow from 60 to 80 feet, and can be harvested without damage to the plant itself. Without pesticides and herbicides, a raffia hat is organic and sustainable, but a raffia hat by Conner is also stylish and functional.
Australian outback hats were made famous by movies like Crocodile Dundee and The Man from Snowy River. This hat has a wide brim that dips down in the front and the back which gives excellent protection from the sun and rain. Australia is a country of harsh extremes and a hard wearing hat is necessary. Most of our outback hats are tough enough to fan the fire and water your horse with. Many of them are handmade in Australia.
Our men's travel hats are designed to be packed and don't require much effort to get back into perfect shape. They are ready for action once you arrive! We hope our hats will make your adventures more enjoyable. Many a good friendship has started with a hat compliment.
We make hats from many varieties of straw and even some with recycled paper content. This material is sometimes called Toyo. The construction of these hats is either completely hand braided or sometimes it is braided into strips and then sewn together to make the hat body, then blocked into shape by steam. Many of these styles are rated UPF 50+ to provide excellent sun protection and they are also quite water resistant.
We use 50 billion plastic bottles per year. That is crazy! Only 20% are recycled and the rest are thrown away filling up landfills and polluting our waterways. At Conner Hats, we want to help clean those up by turning a single use item into a more valuable and beautiful recycled hat that you will get years of use from. Our hats made out of recycled items are strong but soft to the touch, waterproof, and lightweight. They won’t shrink or fade and also dry very quickly. We hope you love your new recycled hat!
Our resort hats are designed to travel with you to that romantic destination. Fine hand crocheted raffia and sewn braid materials make for elegant yet travel ready boutique hats with excellent sun protection. Why not make that dream come true and take the first step towards excitement and adventure. Relaxation is an artform and so are our handmade hats.
A safari hat takes many forms but the most well-known is the Pith Helmet. Safari Pith Helmets were made famous in the 1800's by British troops who wore them in arid and tropical locations around the world. We also focus on a safari hat crown shape and make it in a variety of materials. This is a very popular hybrid style hat for us and will serve you well on any adventure. Choose the right hat material in this great style for your next journey.
Looking for a deal? Going on a trip and need shade, sun protection or just some style? Look no further than our selection of hats on sale. Great deals just for you while supplies last. Sale hats are not eligible for any additional discounts.
Steampunk fashion is inspired by 19th century steam powered machinery and Victorian era clothing. We focus on top hats with clock wheels, chains and fantasy lace but leave enough room for your own unique additions to our hats.
Our women’s summer hats will keep you cool, protected and possibly inspire you to enjoy more time outdoors. We have designed a large range of women’s summer hats great for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Hats are supposed to provide some amount of sun protection, but for these group of hats, we put our money where our mouth is. Our materials have been tested by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency to ensure we can give you an accurate UPF rating, you're getting a sun protection hat that performs to a higher standard. These hats with UPF protection range in material and color, and are available in both men's and women's in many styles. Keep the sun out while looking good, because you probably won't stop at just one of these UPF sun hats.
For long casual days floating on a longboard, having a surf hat that stands up to the ocean and sun is as important as having the right surf wax. With soakable and water resistant options, Conner Hats affords you the opportunity to rock a salty dog look, or dry quickly while maintaining UPF 50+ protection. With cotton sweatbands and comfy chin cords, these surf hats for men and women will stay on, and keep you comfortable while you soak in those lovely little waves.
The Top Hat conjures images of a bygone era of gentlemen in smoky rooms and world leaders building the foundations of first world countries. This bold style was first worn by the upper class in the late 1800’s and eventually was adopted by all classes of society. Today we consider it a fun hat but we are serious about our quality. We use a comfortable organic cotton inner band and gold satin linings. We style our top hats authentically but make them slightly softer for comfort. Times really have changed!
Protection from wet weather can be achieved by choosing a hat made from waterproof material with a good sized brim. We have personally tested all of our waterproof hats and are confident that they will keep you dry.
Do your bridesmaids or groomsmen need matching hats? Do you want the perfect hat for your tropical or adventurous honeymoon? Are you planning a themed wedding or in a quaint old town like St. Augustine, Florida? Yes, our warehouse is located in the wedding capital of America (the oldest city in America) so get in touch we can help you top off your perfect day!
The American Cowboy is recognized worldwide but not without his cowboy hat. Our selection of western hat shapes are designed for function first and they just happen to look good. We aim to craft the best women's cowboy hats and men's cowboy hats.
Conner Kids cowboy and cowgirl hats offer great sun protection and are sure to become your child's favorite hat. Great kids styles for western themed parties or everyday wearing. Don’t forget your hat!
Choosing the right winter hat for your favorite activity or profession is crucial as most of our heat escapes through the head. Our men’s winter hats are designed to keep you warm and comfortable in cold conditions but not extreme cold. We tend to design hats for ourselves and while some of these hats will work for a clear day snowboarding, we don’t suggest hiking the North Pole in our hats just yet. If you do, please send us a photo.
Our women's hat designs are created with the idea that being unique is everything. The finest details are considered and we strive to create styles that range from subtle to wild but always confident and complimentary.