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AUSTRALIAN HATS

Rugged, Stylish, All-Weather Australian-Made Hats

From Down Under to Top of the World—Aussie Hats That Make a Statement

Ever found yourself squinting under the sun, wishing you had a hat that was both stylish and practical?

Have you ever thought about an Australian-made hat?

Wearing a hat is the Aussie way to protect your head from the sun, and they are also a classic statement that you can’t go wrong with.

There is a certain charm that comes with donning an Australian hat. It's not just about the style but also the practicality and quality it offers.

Whether you're looking for a casual hat to wear to the beach or a more formal hat to wear to a wedding, there's sure to be an Australian-made hat that's perfect for you at Kakadu Traders Australia.

What is an Australian Made Hat?

An Australian hat is a type of wide-brimmed hat that originated in Australia. It’s designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate and provide shade and comfort for outdoor enthusiasts.

Australian hats come in various shapes and sizes, but they all share some common characteristics:

  • A low crown fits snugly on the head
  • A wide brim curves downward at the front and back
  • A band or a ribbon around the crown that adds contrast and style

Why Buy an Australian hat from Melbourne's Hat Shop?

  • Sun Protection: Shield yourself from harmful UV rays, sunburns, heat strokes, and eye damage with the wide-brimmed hat.
  • Keep Your Heads Dry in Rains: Stay dry with the curved brim that deflects rain away from your face and neck.
  • Wind Resistance: Keep your hat in place on gusty days thanks to the low crown and chin strap. No more chasing your hat!
  • Dust Guard: Protect your eyes and skin from irritating dust and debris with the brim acting as a shield. Keep the grit away!
  • Stylish Appeal: Add a touch of rugged charm and elegance to any outfit with the classic shape and design of an Australian hat. Look stylish while protecting yourself!

How to Choose the Right Australian-Made Hat for You

With so many options to choose from, finding the right Australian hat for yourself can get pretty overwhelming. Depending on your face features, preferences, and occasion, you can definitely zero in on a rugged companion for all your adventures.

Here are some general tips to help you:
  • Face Shape

The rule of thumb is to choose a hat that contrasts with your face shape to create a more balanced look.

For example, if you have a round face, opt for a hat with a high crown and a narrow brim. If you have an oval face, you can wear almost any hat shape. If you have a square face, go for a hat with a curved brim and a soft crown.

  • Hair Style

The best hat for your hairstyle is one that complements it rather than covers it. It will help to make you look more put-together and stylish.

For example, if you have long hair, you can wear a hat with a wide brim that frames your face. If you have short hair, you can wear a hat with a narrow brim that shows off your ears. If you have curly hair, you can wear a hat with a loose crown that allows your curls to bounce.

  • Personal Preference

The most important thing is to choose a hat that you like and feel comfortable in. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colours until you find the one that suits you best. You can also accessorise your hat with pins, feathers or scarves to add some flair and personality.

  • Occasion

The final factor to consider is the occasion you are wearing the hat for. Different hats are suitable for different purposes and settings. For example, if you are going to the beach, you can wear a Soaka hat that can be soaked in water to keep you cool. If you are going to a formal event, you can wear a Suede hat that adds some elegance and sophistication. If you are going to the outback, you can wear an oilskin hat that protects you from the sun and rain.

Best Selling Australian Hats at Kakadu Traders Australia

There's nothing like an Australian-made hat to top off your outfit. Kakadu hosts an extensive collection of Australian-made hats and caps crafted with quality materials and construction, so you can feel confident and look great no matter where you wear them.

Soak up the sun in one of our Soaka hats, or stay warm and dry in an Outback-style bush hat. Whatever your needs, we've got the perfect hat for you. So come on down and check out our Australian-made collection.

Here are some of the best sellers from our collection to get you going:

Mesh Breeze Soaka Hats

  • Bourke Breeze Soaka Hat

Beat the brutal Australian summers in style with the Bourke Breeze Soaka hat. Stay cool and comfortable with its ventilating mesh design while exuding a smart and timeless look. Whether it's for business or casual settings, this classic hat with a solid front crown will keep you feeling refreshed.

  • Kalgoorlie Wide Brim Soaka Hat

Introducing the Kalgoorlie, a microsuede hat inspired by the gold mining town. With an extra-wide brim and a mesh crown, this Soaka Hat keeps you safe from Australian heat. Embrace the stylish and ultra-lightweight Soaka hat, the ultimate blend of flair and functionality, and beat the summer heat.

Oilskin Hats

  • Buckleys Oilskin Bucket Hat

A true life-saver in rainy conditions! Crafted from Kakadu's iconic MicroWax oilskin and lined with soft, breathable cotton, this hat is your shield against the elements. With its large mesh ventilation eyelets, you'll enjoy cool comfort while staying dry.

Plus, it's conveniently foldable, perfect for pocket storage. Whether you're off on an adventure, travelling or just going about your day, the Buckleys got you covered.

  • Dalston Oilskin Bucket Hat

The Dalston hat—a meticulously crafted marvel that’s made from our water-resistant Microwax oilskin canvas. Discover its unrivalled performance amidst the Australian bush. Feel the breeze through the large double mesh eyelets, keeping you cool and protected from any unwanted crawlies. Featuring a firmly stitched brim, snap-upsides, and a double corded chin strap, this showerproof, crushable bucket hat promises versatility and style like no other.

Prepare to embark on adventures, knowing you're equipped with the finest.

Classic Leather Hats

  • Brumby Shapeable Leather Hat

Tall, Dark, and Handsome meet limitless adventure! Crafted from rich pull-up grain leather, the Brumby Shapeable Leather Hat boasts a linked hatband adorned with bullhorns and rivets. Its wired brim grants you the power to shape it to your heart's desire.

What's more? This hat features a tall, pinched crown for that extra touch of elegance, while the medium brim, equipped with ventilation eyelets, ensures comfort.

Oh, and here's a pro tip: To perfectly rock the unique pinched crown, we recommend ordering one size up from your regular hat size.

Step into the world of adventure and style with the Brumby Shapeable hat. Your head deserves nothing but the best!

  • Russ Shapeable Leather Hat

The majestic Russ shapeable hat is a true embodiment of rugged elegance! Crafted from premium pull-up leather, this hat features a wide brim with a flexible wire, allowing you to sculpt it into your desired shape effortlessly.

The hatband draws inspiration from the Australian Saltwater Crocs that are native to Kakadu National Park. It’s meticulously handcrafted from genuine Australian crocodile backstraps and teeth, adding an exotic touch of sophistication.

Step into the wild with this Australian outback classic, adding a touch of adventure to your ensemble. Get ready to unleash your inner explorer!

  • Gibson Hat

The Gibson Hat—a True Blue Kakadu Classic Outback Hat.

Introducing the incredible Gibson hat: unyielding, water-resistant, and effortlessly lightweight. Crafted from rugged kangaroo leather, renowned for its exceptional durability, this hat is built to last.

Adding to its charm, the hatband features a meticulously hand-braided suede adorned with the distinctive flying roo metal logo on the side.

Experience the epitome of style, protection, and functionality - all wrapped up in one extraordinary Gibson hat.

Each hat in the Kakadu Australia collection tells a story of Australian heritage and craftsmanship. Explore collection from Melbourne hat shop today and find the perfect hat to accompany your next adventure.

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Albury Leather Hat
$79.90
Barossa Woolfelt Hat
$74.90
Bendigo Breeze Hat
$69.90
Big Jim's Breeze Hat
From $69.90 - $72.90
Big Jim's Bush Hat
$79.90
Buckleys Oilskin Bucket Hat
$49.90
Bronco Tinnie Drywax Shapeable Hat
$47.50
Brumby Shapeable Leather Hat
From $79.90 - $92.90
Bourke Breeze Wide Brim Soaka Hat
$42.90
Bundaberg Woolfelt Hat
$74.90
Busselton Leather Hat
$69.90
Byrnes Wide Brim Woolfelt Hat
$139.50
Cobram Leather Hat
$79.90
SALE
Cape York Canvas Hat
$19.95
$39.90
Cordoba Leather Hat
$79.90
Dalston Oilskin Bucket Hat
$49.90
Darwin Breeze Hat in Brown
$94.90
Darlo Woolfelt Hat
$72.50
Dandenong Woolfelt Hat
$72.50
Darwin Kangaroo Leather Hat
$119.90
Gundagai Suede Leather Hat
$74.90
Karumba Kangaroo Leather Hat
$144.90
SALE
Kids Big Jim's Bush Hat
$69.90
$74.90
Kids Busselton Leather Hat
$54.90
Kids Brumby Shapeable Leather Hat
$79.90
Katoomba Woolfelt Hat
$72.50
Kids Cordoba Leather Hat
$74.90
Kalgoorlie Wide Brim Soaka Breeze Hat
$42.90
Kalgoorlie Wide Brim Soaka Hat
$42.90
Kids Soaka Hat
$39.90