I grew up Riding horses. Raised on a ranch, working cattle, living to be horseback, loving the country life…I was a Cowgirl if ever there was one. But I’ve often said that I never really looked like the stereotypical cowgirl—no fringed leather, no turquoise-and-silver jewelry, no wild rag around my neck, and no hat. For me, it was more about the Horse than what I was wearing, and I’ve never felt that the horses minded if I looked the part or not. But I finally got a hat!
I picked out a cowgirl hat on HatCountry.com. There were quite a few to choose from, and since I’m a novice at hat-wearing, I wasn’t sure what kind of hat I’d look good in. But I really liked the Charlie 1 Horse hats—they were different; they had a wider brim and an authentic cowgirl look. I decided on the Bandito B straw Cowboy Hat, and wore it when visiting my folks out in Idaho.
I remember when I was a teenager, I borrowed an old floppy brown felt hat from my dad. I wore it when horseback riding on rainy days, and the only thing I liked about it was the fact that it fit so tightly I didn’t have to worry about it falling off. When I would get home and take it off, I’d have a red stripe across my forehead and a headache. But it kept the rain off!
Here are some pictures of me and my new hat. I’m really happy with it, and have gotten a lot of compliments from experienced hat-wearing friends. Now I’m just trying to talk my husband into buying a cowboy hat!
A Cowgirl’s Hat is an original post by CowgirlDiary.com , written on September 20, 2015. If you are reading this on any other website other than CowgirlDiary.com, please understand this is stolen material and the site owners should be ashamed of themselves. Thank you!