When Should You Wear a Straw or a Felt Cowboy Hat?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 10:56:32 AM ET

Straw cowboy hats are typically worn in the hot summer months as they are lighter and allow a breeze, while felt hats are traditionally worn in cooler winter or fall months. The felt hat is more durable, but it does not allow air to flow through it, which makes it retain heat from the sun longer than straw cowboy hats.