National Felt Hat Day is an American holiday dedicated to felt hats celebrated on September 15th. This wardrobe item appeared a long time ago and has many fans around the world. You can wear these wonderful hats in any season of the year.
It is not known when National Felt Hat Day started. The very history of hats made of thin felt fabric begins in the Ancient World. The Etruscans, Romans, and other peoples living on the Apennine Peninsula began to make brimless felt hats. They were worn in windy, cold, or rainy weather, and in the heat, they preferred to walk with their heads uncovered. In the Middle Ages, they were worn exclusively by wealthy people or politicians.
The heyday of the production of felt hats came in the first half of the 20th century. Ball felt fabric is one of the most affordable and popular. Such headdresses were worn by many men, from the simple working class to aristocrats.
- Felt hats are very comfortable and practical. They sit freely on the head, so they are not hot in summer. The fabric from which they are made is very elastic. The hat can be wrinkled or bent – it will not deteriorate and will return to its original shape without much effort.
How to take part
Create a vintage look for the day with a fedora. You will definitely not be left wanting attention! If you have no headgear, then you can buy it on eBay or rent it.
Have a photo shoot in a felt hat and share it on social media. Tell us about the history of the creation of this headdress. Let more people know about National Felt Hat Day.
When is National Felt Hat Day celebrated in 2022?
National Felt Hat Day is observed on September 15 each year.