The Akubra hat is a distinctive part of Australian culture. Claimed to be derived from an Indigenous Australian word, Akubra is the company name of one of Australia's most famous producers of hats, although the name tends to be used more often to describe the hats themselves. Indeed, the company's range of hats is so large - and so ubiquitous - that in Australia nearly any hat of a similar design is likely to be mistakenly referred to as an Akubra. Akubra"
A barretina is a traditional catalan hat that was frequently worn by men, especially in the countryside, until the 19th century. It is a hat in the form of a bag, made of wool, usually red, or sometimes purple. Today, use of the barretina is uncommon in everyday life, but is still used in folklore dances, or as a symbol of catalan identity. Salvador Dalí popularized the barretina in recent times. The catalan Christmas figure caganer also wears a barretina. Barretina"
A bearskin is a tall fur hat worn as part of the ceremonial uniform of several regiments in the British Army (most notably the five regiments of Foot Guards), and by the Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde) of the Royal Danish Army. Bearskin"
The Bicorne hat is an archaic form of headgear associated with the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Much worn by European and American military and naval officers, it is most associated with Napoléon Bonaparte. Bicorne"
The biretta is a square cap with three ridges or peaks (four for those who hold Doctorates of Sacred Theology or STD), surmounted by a tuft, traditionally worn by Roman Catholic clergy, as well as by some clergy of the Anglican Churches. Historically, the biretta was used by all ranks of the clergy from Cardinals to priests and deacons. It is also part of the Court dress of Advocates in the Channel Islands. Contrary to public opinion, the biretta has not been abolished as a result of changes in regulation of clerical dress and vesture following the Second Vatican Council, but it has fallen into a state of disuse, and is therefore most commonly seen in use by clerics of episcopal rank on occasions where its use is mandated by church rubrics. Biretta"
A boater is a kind of hat associated with sailing and boating. Boater (hat)"
Borsalino is the name of a hat company known particularly for its fedoras. Established in 1857, they produce their felt from Belgian lapin fur at their factory in Alessandria, Italy. Borsalino"
The bowler hat is a hard felt hat created for an Englishman James Coke in 1850. It was designed to be hard to protect the head. Peaking in popularity towards the end of the 19th century, it offered a midway between the formality of the top hat, associated with the upper classes, and the casual nature of soft felt hats worn by the lower middle classes. Bowler hat"
A bucket hat is a soft cotton hat with a wide and downwards sloping brim which is worn by both men and women. The brim offers shade from the sun for the eyes and face. They are usually made from heavy-duty cotton fabrics such as denim, or canvas. Two metal eyelets are commonly placed on each side of the hat so that it is cool to wear on hot days. Bucket hat"
Busby is the English name for a military head-dress made of fur. In its first Hungarian form the military busby was a cylindrical fur cap, having a bag of colored cloth hanging from the top. The end of this bag was attached to the right shoulder as a defense against sword-cuts. In Great Britain busbies are of two kinds: (a) the hussar busby, cylindrical in shape, with a bag; this is worn by hussars and the Royal Horse Artillery; (b) the rifle busby, a, folding cap of astrachan (curly lambswool), in shape somewhat resembling a Glengarry but taller. Both have straight plumes in the front of the headdress. Busby"