Rodeo Cowboy Hats
It’ll drive a cowboy crazy
It’ll drive the man insane
And he’ll sell off everything he owns
Just to pay to play her game
And a broken home and some broken bones
Is all he’ll have to show
For all the years that he spent chasin’ this dream they call Rodeo
-Garth Brooks-

Rodeo Cowboy Hats

Masters of Rodeo Custom Western Hats
hand made modern cowboy hats by the last best west

Every year at the National Finals Rodeo and The Calgary Stampede many of the cowboys competing are wearing our hats. A cowboy needs a good hat and we are proud to make some of the best working Cowboy hats available anywhere.

Professional rodeo champions wear our high performance working hats. Get one yourself and then you will know why we call it The Last Best Cowboy Hat!  

For more information go to our fact page and you’ll learn all about our great cowboy, western hats and fedoras and how we do it. We also have information about our beaver fur felt, available colors, hat sizing , as well as some sections on general hat care, and Cowboy Hat Etiquette. Lots of information to go through, if you are so inclined! 

We know Rodeos. We know Cowboys. And we know rodeo cowboy hats! For most hat styles we can do up to a 6″ (inch) crown and a 5″ brim.

Being a Cowboy ain’t so much what yer do – it is who you are. ©


Rodeo Cowboy hats

Line Dancer Rodeo Cowboy hat

Line Dancer

Custom hand-made Rodeo Cowboy Hat

In the early 1990s country music star, Garth Brooks, took his traditional country sound and mixed in pop music, and the popularity of country music soared.

Clint Black, Alan Jackson, and the rest of Nashville rode shotgun and all of a sudden anything to do with the country or western lifestyle was in demand around the world.

The 1990s was when denim really entered the traditional workplace and stores couldn’t stock enough rodeo cowboy hats, boots and jeans to keep up with demand. This hat style reminds us of those days.

Before long world class designers were revamping or introducing their own jean designs, and Bankers in Germany were wearing Hugo Boss Jeans with their Hugo Boss sport coats. And Line Dancing TV shows were everywhere – the way poker shows are now. Thanks Mr. Brooks!

Made to order. Made to last. Made in America by the Cowboys at The Last Best West.

Yakima Canutt

Canutt got his nick-name, at one of his first Rodeos in Washington State, when the Ring Announcer told the audience, “Here comes that young cowboy from Yakima.”

The Life of a Rodeo Cowboy

Every year hundreds of Rodeo Cowboys pay their own way from rodeo to rodeo, all across the west, in the hopes of qualifying for the Calgary Stampede Rodeo and the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Getting in to the top fifteen is impressive enough, but winning takes more than guts and determination. The overall winner generally displays superior skill and talent, and quite often superior luck as well.

Because if the cowboy doesn’t get the right draw of a horse, bull or steer that’ll perform for him – he ain’t gonna win. Real simple.

Shown here is legendary Rodeo Star – Yakima Canutt displaying some of his buckles and trophies – circa 1920. Yakima went on to be a silent movie star and perhaps the world’s first stuntman and second-unit director. More about Yak Canutt These current and former professional cowboys wear our rodeo cowboy hats

Bobby Mote
Jesse Bail
Joe Gunderson
Jason Havens
Joey Bell Jr.
Charley Crawford
Jeff Willert
Scott Montague
Cody Taton
Chuck Schmidt
Ardie Maier
Bobby Welsh
Kelly Timberman
Chad Ferley
J.J. Elshere
Jeff Davis
Cimmaron Gerke
Cleve Schmidt
Kanin Asay
Tom Reeves
Andy Martinez
And Canadians
Davey Shields Jr.
Kyle Daines
Todd Herzog


Rodeo Cowboy Hat

Bull Rider Crown: Canadian Brim: Hand Curled and Bound :: Color: Chocolate in Pure Beaver Hatband: 1″ satin ribbon w/bow. Contrasting pecan bound edge.

The Bull Rider

Custom hand-made Rodeo Cowboy Hat

Although the Bull Riding Event at a rodeo can be traced back thousands of years, it has no basis in the chores of a working cowboy. Breaking a green horse, roping and bull dogging, these are all part of a working cowboy’s day, but riding a bull has no practical use.

And in the early days of Rodeo, there was no 8 second rule. Cowboys rode the bulls until they were thrown off. Back in the 1930s the record was something like 24 seconds!

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Top Hand a hybrid rodeo cowboy hat

Top Hand

Custom hand-made Rodeo Cowboy Hat

This is one of the most popular looks sported by professional cowboys. This hat will get lots of attention at the barn dance, or in the winner’s circle.

Crown: Cavalry Crease | Brim: Hand Curled and Bound
Hatband: 1/2″ Contrasting chocolate brown
Satin Ribbon w/Matching bound edge.
Color as shown: Bone in 100% Beaver Fur-felt.

A Hybrid rodeo cowboy hat – between the traditional and the modern. 19th Century Cavalry crown working, combined with a modern rodeo turn to the brim. Setting the whole look off is a contrasting bound brim, and satin hat band.

Rodeo Cowboy Hat

Our signed Nashville Stars Ladies Line Dancer hat from our trip to Nashville in November of 2013. We had a grand time!

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