Hats come in various styles and forms; this gives hat wearers different options to define their expressions for different occasions and seasons. As it were, these hats have gone from being some stuff worn to reflect hippie fashion to one used in creating other looks – for instance, folks now wear a baseball hat with a suit without looking awkward. So, whether you’re getting some farm hats or cattle hats, you have that freedom of expression to don one in a way that appeals to you the most.

In this article, we will be exploring hats based on structure, profile class, visor type, and closure type.


The structure of a hat is primarily about its form, and there are two types of hats in this respect – the structured and unstructured types. The structured hat is such that a stable crown shape; the form is sustained whether or not someone is wearing it. This type of hat usually has some sort of stiffener holding the shape in place. The unstructured hat does not have a defined shape, and it takes the shape of the forehead when worn. This hat can be collapsed easily – without any restraint – and folded into some storage compartment. It is not uncommon to see people judging the quality of a hat by its structure, with the structured type being given more credence – this doesn’t however mean unstructured hats are of poor quality.


The profile of a hat concerns the inclination of the most prominent part of the hat’s crown. This could have a significant impact on the overall look of the individual wearing the hat. A hat can either be a low-profile or high-profile type. The low-profile hat describes a hat that lets its visor assume a relatively lower position, and may have a higher tendency to cover the wearer’s eyes. This type of hat is largely used in creating a casual look. High-profile hats are mostly structured and have their visor raised – unlike what is attainable with the low-profile sort. Most of the baseball hat designs in the market are high-profile types.

Visor types

The visor is the broad part of the hat that extends from the panel. The categorization of the visor is dependent on its curvature. In essence, you can have a pre-curved hat (with a curved visor) or a flat bill hat that does not have a curved visor. The visor type can also influence style in some ways.

Closure types

The closure featured on a hat basically serves as a size adjustment tool thus helping to keep the hat secure while you’re wearing it. There are quite a host of closure types that can be incorporated into a hat. A very good example is the one featuring a strap and clasp buckle; this has been widely employed in the production of hats as it is easy to use and also has an impressive quality about it. Hats with the snapback closure type are also popular in the market today. Other types of closure you may see include strap + slide buckle, hook and loop, and fitted closures.