Atwood Nevada Vaquero Hat 4 1/2" Brim with Bound Edge & Hat Band
The Atwood Nevada is undoubtedly our most popular Vaquero style hat and we've added just a touch of color with a brown or maroon bound edge (see below) and matching band. This is a great twist on the classic flat crown, 4 1/2" flat brim hat 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. Even with the ribbon bound edge, this hat may be easily shaped as explained below. A quality long lasting palm leaf hat that is simply stated and a classic design!
While this hat style has a rich history, it has gained recent popularity through 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 are shown wearing their unique versions of the flat brim Vaquero Style hat. Each of their hats have been shaped to achieve their unique look and style. See below for directions on shaping our Palm Leaf version of the Vaquero style.
Bound edge is also available for the 4" and 5" brim hats. Please specify standard color choice either brown or maroon in order notes. Other colors are available. If you have a different color in mind, add your request and we will try to make it for you. Or, feel free to give us a call 530-409-5982 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bound edged hats are a build to order purchase. Double check your hat size here Hat Size ChartCrown: 3 3/4Brim 4"Size: 6 3/4 - 7 5/8
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.
Brim too large
Posted by Sheryl Mox on 1st Apr 2015
I phoned you with a request to return this hat. I was told you would e-mail me instructions on how to return it. I have not received that email. I like the hat but want a smaller brim. I would order the 4 " Nevada if I could find out how to return the hat I have.