Vote for your favorite style of cowboy hat for my hero 10


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Want to get in on a detail of my work-in-progress? My beloved hero is having to buy a brand new cowboy hat. Here’s where you come in. What type do you like to see your cowboys wearing? (So I don’t break any copyright laws, I’m not pasting photos on my website unless I have the rights to them, so you can check out the examples on my Pinterest boards.

Do you like your cowboys wearing straw hats like this guy? Straw hat 1

Or this guy? Straw hat 2

Should the brim be rolled like this guy’s? Straw hat 3

How about a leather hat? Like Leather #1

Or the wool or felted type like this? Wool #1

Should it be black or white, grey, or dun colored

… you are looking at the hats, right?

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So…you have three decisions to make.

1. What type of hat: Leather, wool, or straw

2. What color of hat: White, black, grey or natural (brown/dun)

3. What type of brim do you like? Straighter, curled up a bit, or curled up a lot.

Feel free to leave links to your favorite hat pictures too. But don’t forget to leave a comment telling me what cowboy hat you want to see the next hero wear. Oh, and yes, it has to be a cowboy hat. Not a leprechaun hat like that green one on the left of that picture from The White Elephant!

Hats at The White Elephant Saloon

Famous people’s hats at The White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth, Texas

 


10 thoughts on “Vote for your favorite style of cowboy hat for my hero

  • Kayla (@knwva3911)

    1. What type of hat: Leather, wool, or straw — I like leather and the straw (according to the pics and yes, I was looking the hats in addition to the cowboy modeling it 😉 ).

    2. What color of hat: White, black, grey or natural (brown/dun) — black or natural, but you know I’m all for grey anything 😉

    3. What type of brim do you like? Straighter, curled up a bit, or curled up a lot. — I apparently like the curled looks — really liked the two that curled up a lot. But I also liked the one that sorta curled.

  • Shirley

    Whether wool or straw depends on the time of year. In Texas, our cowboys wear straw in the summer – either tan or light straw colored. In the winter, they wear wool or felt is what my cowboy wears. I like a brown with a slight curl like the guy in the “wool #1” picture. That is the perfect hat for winter. And the guy didn’t look bad either. 🙂

  • Phyllis

    I love the felt and wool hats in dun or grey. Thanks for providing the great pictures. They have truly been the highlight of my week-end. (Kinda sad huh?)

    • Leah

      Pinterest can be so much fun, can’t it, Phyllis? If you want more distraction, don’t miss the Gracy Legacy board, the Slow Ride Home board, the Cowboy Life board, my Inspiration for Future Characters and my infamous Man Candy board — there are cowboys on all them. Enjoy!

  • Kari Lynn Dell

    I prefer either a white straw hat or a black felt, with the front squared and the sides pulled up, what we call a roper’s or cattleman’s crease. Unfortunately, my hats have usually more of a ‘mashed up on one side from being tossed in the back seat of the pickup’ crease. And that’s not counting my ‘mud hat’…the one you wear when it’s pouring rain at the rodeo so you don’t ruin your good one.

    • Leah

      LOL I love that you have a ‘mud hat’! I am so writing that into this series now. I have a wool/beaver fur one for really good use–but the brim is fairly flat (great for keeping the sun off you though, but it was so expensive I don’t take it out if it’s going to get wet. I also have several straw hats — my favorite has the sides pulled up but then I’m not out working the ranch. And then of course there’s the one that got mushed when I took it on the plane to NY for a conference 😉

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