Traditional German Hats

We’ve given you several recommendations on different lederhosen and dirndls you should be wearing to your Oktoberfest celebrations. However, if you’re serious about making your Oktoberfest outfit look good, one thing is mandatory: the hat. The hat is a necessity if you want to look like a true Bavarian!

Many people view hats as an optional accessory, but think of it this way: While you technically could dress up like Abe Lincoln without using a top hat, you can do much better with just one extra accessory. The same could be said for your German Tracht! The hat is part of the Bavarian flavor and you need to do the Germans justice when you put on their attire.

Men’s Tyrolean Hat

The traditional Bavarian headwear for is the Tyrolean hat (also known as the Alpine hat or Bavarian hat). This hat originated in the Alps region of Tyrol (part of current-day Austria and Italy) in the early 19th century. These hats popularized in Bavarian areas and adopted themselves into the men’s Tracht. Oktoberfesthaus has a variety of different Alpine hat styles and colors so you can match the rest of your out fit perfectly. Below are a few of our favorites:

 Green Velour Tyrolean Alpine Hat

Green Velour Tyrolean Alpine Hat

This bright green hat is for those who love loud nature colors. This plastic-backed hat is perfect for Oktoberfest-goers on a tight budget. In addition to its festive color, it also comes with a blue and white band (Bavarian flag colors!), which holds down the large white feather. This hat is one-size-fits-all.

Grey German Alpine Hat

Grey German Alpine Hat

The grey Alpine hat is our most popular German Alpine hat. This cotton headwear is the premium affordable accessory, decorated with a cotton cords with black, red, and orange from the German flag! This hat also comes in three different sizes, so you can get a more personalized fit.

Deluxe Bavarian Wool Alpine Hat

Deluxe Bavarian Wool Alpine Hat

Looking like a Bavarian just isn’t enough for everyone. Some people have to be Bavarian. And what better way to assume that masculine role than with the Deluxe Bavarian Wool Alpine Hat? This hat is 100% wool, comes in either red or green, and is braided with decorative feathers around its brim. This hat will honor European heritage and gain respect from any Oktoberfest patron. This hat comes in three sizes for a better fit.

 Gray Felt Alpine Hat with Brown Rope

Gray Felt Alpine Hat with Brown Rope

This woolen cap ensures that you are ready for partying, yodeling, drinking, and pretty much anything else. The Gray Felt Alpine Hat has a tri-colored rope ribbon of red, orange, and black (the colors of the German flag!). It is also complimented with a feather because no true Alpine hat is complete without a feather.

 Grey Austrian Wool Hat

Grey Austrian Wool Hat

Beyond the German Alps, we reach the wonderful land of Austria where these hats originated. Austrians had similar styles to the German Tracht and you’ll want to pay homage to that through the Grey Austrian Wool Hat. This 100% wool hat is a lighter color, which will be more comfortable during hotter weather, along with a green braid and a large red feather.

With our selection of classic Bavarian hats, your Oktoberfest outfit will be missing nothing. You’ll walk in the ranks of proud men: Germans with hats.

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Why should I measure my head?

Simply because your head size changes: losing a couple of pounds, getting a hair cut can change the size of your head. 

Our hats fit head measurements from 21 1/8 inches to 23 7/8 inches. With standard head measurements for men's hats being 22 5/8 inches, and the standard head measurement for women's hats being 21 1/2 inches, we try to cover every head, from small to extra-large.

To get an accurate measurement use a non-stretch cloth measuring tape instead of a plastic one. 

Go for a comfortably snug fit, not too tight and certainly not too loose. The use of a hat may also determine its best fit: a tighter hat stays on better when its windy outside.

Take your time

Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, resting it where you like your hat to sit.

Fit is very subjective

Some people wear their hats low, some at an angle and some quite high. Some prefer their fedoras to be angled.

When you've got the tape positioned, join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch. 

Then simply compare the number of inches to the chart below to find your hat measurement.

A word of advice

Remember, if your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's advisable to choose the next largest size. Same with when you're trying to decided between "S/M" or "L/XL".

You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweatband to accommodate a wide range of sizes.

We have a Hat Sizing Table along with the images of the item. Please refer to it before making your purchase. Thank you.


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