The archetypal cowboy hat is composed of a tall crown creased down the center with dents and broad brim that is shaped for sun protection. Fur cowboy hats are crafted in a similar fashion from the finest fur blends for a soft to the touch durable hat. Each fur blend is assigned an X rating, unique to the individual manufacturer, to rates the blend. As the X number increases, the fur piles feel is softer and it becomes easier to steam and shape.
A combination of wool felt, rabbit fur, and beaver fur are used in the fabrication of these hats. As the quality of the blend increases the wool felt content decreases and the rabbit fur and beaver fur ratios increase. The highest quality is 100% Beaver, which is not always given an X rating. Some hats are blended with other furs, such as Buffalo fur; to increase the hats water repellence.
True West - (8X) Fur Cowboy Hat 8X Fur Blend 4" Brim 4 1/4" Cattleman Crown Leather band with diamond shaped metal conchos Available in Buckskin (Shown) and Black
Tucson - 10X Fur Cowboy Hat 10X Fur Cattleman Crown 4" Brim Self Matching Hat Band Four Piece Gold Buckle Set with Red Tinted Rhinestones Caramel Satin Lining Available in Belly, Black, and White
USTRC - (6X) Fur Cowboy Hat USTRC Resistol Collection 4 5/8" Cattleman Crown 4" or 4 1/4" Brim Self Matching Hat Band with 4-Piece Buckle Set Dri-Lexฎ Sweatband System Available in Chocolate and Black
Wythe - (8X) Fur Cowboy Hat 8X Beaver Fur Blend 4 1/2" Cattleman Crown 4 1/4" Brim Self Matching Hat Band Three Piece Buckle Set Comfort Sweatband Made in U.S.A. Available in Black, Brown and Fawn