Atwood Nevada Flat Crown Palm Leaf Vaquero Style Hat 4 1/2" Brim
This flat crown, 4 1/2" flat brim hat is made of palm leaf with a soft feel and flat finish. Easily shaped, this beautiful hat is a handsome look new or with the years of added character from work or play. The Atwood Nevada Flat Crown is undoubtedly our most popular Vaquero style hat.
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Crown: 3 3/4"
Brim: 4 1/2 "
Size: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
While this hat style has a rich history, it has gained popularity through increased interest in California Vaquero Horsemanship.
Along with the 2011 release of the Sundance Audience Award winning documentary Buck, based on the life of professional horseman Buck Brannaman.
Directed by Cindy Meehl, this is a documentary about Buck’s life and his ability to understand and connect people to their horses. Both Buck and Cindy Meehl wear their unique versions and makers of the flat brim Vaquero Style hat. Each of their hats have been shaped to achieve their unique look and style. See below is you would like directions on shaping the Palm Leaf version of the Flat Crown Vaquero style hat.
Shaping the Palm Leaf Hat:
Both water or steam may be used to alter the shape of a palm leaf hat. Steam changes the texture of the palm leaf very little compared to soaking it in water. Using the steam of a tea kettle works well to minimally alter the shape. Shape as you steam. Once the desired brim shape is achieved, you need to stablize the shape to allow it to set. Once shaped, expect a sticky feel to the hat until the hat is dry. Achieving the desired shape is up to the skill of the hat shaper. Water may be used to make dramatic changes to the crown or brim of the palm leaf hats. However, soaking the palm leaf hats will alter the smooth, sharp finish.
Please note...Once re-shaped, the hat may not be returned.