YaoHat Hat Manufacturer

YaoHat, one of the best hat manufacturers in China, has been running a custom hat manufacturing business since 1996, specializing in the production and export of costume beanies, fedora hat, straw hat, cowboy hat, bucket hat, snapback hat, baseball cap, golf hat, etc. 

YaoHat China hat manufacturer has more than 100 different raw materials suppliers all over China, which over 10 of them have BSCI and Walmart audit. Every kind of capacity could give customers more choices.

YaoHat hat manufacturer’s clients spread over the world, most of them are from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and so on.


One-stop hats & caps OEM solution with professional follow-ups and fluent communication.


YaoHat is a certificated hat manufacturer with 17+ yrs of experience.


You can order hats with custom design, color, material, logo, and private label from YaoHat hat manufacturer.


Why choose Yaohat Hat Manufacturer?

Factory Direct Prices

YaoHat has our own hat factory in China. We can provide the most affordable factory direct price to clients. Which will help you save more money and gain competitive advantages.

Various Hat Types

YaoHat hat manufacturer offers exclusive and incomparable possibilities regarding baseball cap, beanie, snapback hats, dad hats, trucker cap, bucket hat, fedora, and much more. (Other styles on request)


To meet more company’s needs, the Minimum Order Quantity we support is 800pcs per style/colorway/design. Feel free to contact us if you have other needs and questions.

Individual Solutions

YaoHat headwear manufacturer provides one-stop custom hats manufacturing service. Your custom design, your brand, your logo & private label, and your personalized packaging methods.

Quality Guarantee

YaoHat hat manufacturer will never drop the headwear quality or replace components with the cheaper alternative to save on costs. We are more concerned about the quality and long-term cooperation with customers.

Fast Production Periods

YaoHat hat manufacturer is committed to achieving faster prototype and production completion. Our production lead time is 35-45 days after confirming the pre-production sample.

  • Top Hat

This novelty is an item of immense exquisiteness to all hat lovers. The top hat has two distinguishing factors – a small brim and a large, occasionally curved crown. Other variants exist, but those two take the first position.

Top hats are the crown jewel of formal occasions as they show off both class and style.

  • Fitted Cap

They are the regular baseball style caps sewn to fit particular head size. The measurement is of 1/8 augmentation. Fitted caps are mostly worn by the MLB.

  • Boonie Hat

During the Vietnam war, this cap saw a rise in its popularity status. Some people spell boonie as booney. The raw materials range from natural materials like cotton to synthetic fibers like polyester. The boonie hat is recognized by its wide brim, flat crown, chinstrap, and crown loops.

  • Pith Helmet

Regularly worn by the staff of the United States Postal Service, the helmet sports a unique design. The phrase pith originated from the helmet's material. The helmet is made from a tissue found in the stem of a vascular plant. Nowadays, materials like cork, paper and even toyo are used in making pith helmets.

  • Ascot Cap

Ascot, ivy and flat caps all have a similar design. The ascot cap usually comes in solid colors. Wool or felt is used in making ascot caps. The ascot cap's round crown is its distinctive feature. Although uncommon, but not entirely rare, straw ascot caps are also in existence.

  • Peruvian Hat

It has a design that is comparable to the beanie. It has two ear flaps, tassels that hang on either side of the flap. The flaps are what separates it from the regular beanie. The ear flaps are sewn to create extra warmth. The Peruvian cap has a ball on the top, while decorative weaves are attached to increase its aesthetic value.

  • Bowler Hat

This cap is a fan favorite frequently seen in movie sets around the 1800s and 1900s. It is also called the derby hat. A short brim and round crown characterize it. Overall, the bowler hat is a stiff hat. 

  • Newsboy Cap

It is a larger version of the ivy cap. It comes with a button sewn on top, and occasionally, a brim snap is added.

  • Military Hat

The military hat and baseball hat are almost identical. The military hat is also called the Mao or private cap, and it has a 2- or 3-inches brim. The crown is noticeably short, and the top of it is flat. It is a minimalist item worn by either gender as a replacement for the traditional baseball version.

  • Novelty Caps

They are simply replicas of other caps, like the policeman or fireman hat. Novelty caps are fun costumes.

  • Tam Hat

It has seen a drastic increase in its popularity in recent times, and various designs are available. The tam hat is usually seen on men with longer hair, but women have adopted this fashion style. The tam hat is loose fitted. It is like a beanie, but it is worn off the back of the head.

  • Visor Hat

If you do not know what a visor is, then you are probably living under a rock. Basically, a visor is a crownless hat with a brim in front. You can either purchase a 3/4 brim or full brim visor, with the former worn mostly by women.

  • Cowboy Hat

A subtle representation of Western Americans, the cowboy hat is exceptional in its own rights. They are made with felt, straw, or leather. The wider brims of the cowboy hats are either flat or turned upwards.

Cowboy hats come in different shapes, having either a dimple in the middle, a teardrop, or a pinch crown.

In summary, you can easily distinguish between a cowboy hat and another cap because the cowboy hat has an abnormally long crown and a wider brim.

  • Trilby Hat

The trilby and fedora have similar shapes. The difference between the two of them is the trilby's shorter brim. Some people use both terms interchangeably. You can purchase any of them, and they would suit the purpose perfectly.

  • Porkpie Hat

This unique fashion piece is mostly worn by voguish individuals. Since featured in the show Breaking Bad, the porkpie hat's popularity has gradually soared to the point of no return. The main features include the hat's oval shape, flat top, and medium brim. There are some with small or stingy brims, and this variation has become a trademark style for hats.

  • Race Hat

Whether you call them race hats or derby hats, you are not wrong. They are usually found during the starting period of horse races. They are linked to the infamous bowler hat. They have ornate designs and are extremely flashy.

  • Steampunk Hats

The steampunk is a thing of fiction centered around early Victorian times. The hat's origin does not date that far back in time. An exceptional fashion piece that does not conform to any traditional hat style. It recently gained popularity after people like Burning Man started wearing them to festivals. It revolves around the traditional styles, from top hats to bowler hats. They do carry extra aesthetics like brass chains and brass clock wheels.

  • Cloche Hat

Women typically wore this hat in the early 1900s. Any of the raw materials listed for making hats are suitable for making the cloche hat. The cloche hat is a bell-shaped cap, spotting a rounded crown. Some varieties carry embellishments and have little flairs at the bottom

  • Panama Hat

This hat did not originally come from Panama. Its roots are tied to Ecuador instead. However, its name came to stay due to the hat's extensive use of the style when the construction of the Panama Canal was ongoing. Panama hats are not classified by their style, but by the material, the hat is made from. When Panama hats are being discussed, people instinctively think about straw hats with wide brims or fedora like hats. Panama hats have varying shapes, styles, and designs. The main raw materials used in making these hats are the toquila straw. The price of a Panama hat can reach up to tens of thousands of dollars, but it all depends on the fineness of the straw used.

  • Safari Hat

The safari-style hat has people confusing it for the pith helmet. The distinguishing factors the safari-style possesses are its center dent crown that is medium to high in length, and a downward sloping brim.

  • Beanie

Beanies are wool or cotton-based caps. They are knitted cap, which makes them excellent insulators, providing valuable warmth throughout the cold winter periods. They are stylish enough to go along casual clothing. There are different variations, and each variation has a different name. The stocking cap is a variation that has a longer crown. the longer crown usually drapes sideways or off the top and is more of added style than providing warmth

  • Fez Hat

It is popular among regular people, and even fashion junkies wear them too, as some sort of rough edge to their attire. Africa is that cap's place of origin. The hat comes from Morocco but has since taken the world by storm. Its newfound popularity came thanks to the Dr. Who TV show. The cap is cylindrical, with a tassel on top of it. Red is the main color in which the hat comes in.

  • Outback Hat

This is also known as the Aussie hat. The brim of the outback hat is larger than that of the safari hat. The brim usually starts from 2.5 inches in width. The sides of the brim often spot a slight upturn giving it the outback feeling. The outback or Aussie cap comes with varying crown shapes, but the teardrop crown shape is not rare at all.

  • Fascinator Hat

After the royal wedding, the cap's popularity began to rise. The comeback was so huge that suppliers found it incredibly difficult to keep up with ceaseless demands. The fascinator hat has one of the best comebacks in hat history. The fascinator is designed like a headband. Best described as a cocktail hat, the fascinator comes equipped with either a simple bow on top or a more ornate pattern. These serve as some form of eccentric aesthetics.

There are basically two variations of the fascinator hat: the headband style or the hairclip style. You can purchase the headband style fascinator hat that works just like a headband, or you can get the one that you can simply attach to your hair with a clip.

  • Fedora

This is a timeless fashion statement that comes in a wide array of crown designs and brim shapes. The fedora's fame stems from its astonishing design, aesthetic value, and the numerous celebrities that wear it. The fedora's style is exceptional in its own rights.

It is designed with either a stingy brim or a medium size brim. The fedora has an upturn in the back, but the front can be made to suit your personal style

  • Homburg Hat

The homburg is a rare fashion item. The homburg hat has an oval-shaped look. It also has a brim with curved sides. The homburg hat was a prop in the movie Al Pacino, earning it the nickname of the Godfather hat. Being a rare fashion item, the homburg hat is not commonly seen, so you would have to search a little deeper if you are looking to purchase it.

  • Duckbill Caps

The duckbill cap has a hilarious name, and what is even more surprising is that the hat looks exactly like a duck's bill. Its design is a combination of the ivy and ascot hat. The top of the hat towards the back is round, and the front of the hat extends into an over-exaggerated curve that slopes down. The downslope links with the upturned bill giving the cap its duckbill like appearance.

  • Lifeguard Cap

The larger brim of this hat is unequivocally perfect in creating shade. They are made using straws, either raffia or palm fiber. Apart from the wide brims, they also have a dent in the middle of the crown. The wide brim of the hat is either totally flat or slopes downwards. Best known for their sun protective capabilities, lifeguard hats do not come with UPF protective fabrics.

  • Kettle Brim Hats

The kettle brim hat, or up-brim hat, is one that is popular among women. Its look cannot be mistaken. Its simplicity and classic nature cannot be reiterated enough. Any of the listed materials can be used in making it. Overall, it is designed in a circular manner and is completely symmetrical. The brim is either stingy or medium. The cap comes with a round crown with a bow or ribbon attached, and Just like many other hats, it comes with a chinstrap. The brim has an upturn that is between half an inch to one inch.

  • Ivy Cap

This hat is occasionally called a flat cap due to its flat-looking nature. The cap is common among voguish individuals and fashion enthusiasts. The cap has a round top that elongates to where it is connected to the bill. Designers actually elongate the bill further to produce a new style. Although any material could be used in making ivy caps, wool, polyester, and cotton are the most used among the materials.

  • Gambler Hat

The gambler hat's crown is oval, and it is either completely round or has a tiny pinch in the middle. The gambler hat has a wide 3-inch brim. The hat looks flat when viewed from the side, but it is not truly flat. The edges of the hat are either turned up slightly or turned up in a Western flair manner.

  • Beret

A beret is a soft, round, flat crown hat sewn with extra fabric around the sides for added size. Stereotypically associated with people of art, berets have roots as militaristic garb. As a matter of fact, a special force division used the word in their name the "Green Berets." You can wear berets in several different ways. You can either tilt it to the side of the head or wearing it flat across the top of the head. Berets also have what people call a short apple stem sewn on the top.

  • Bucket Hat

You can make a bucket hat using any of the materials used in hat making. The bucket hat looks like the boonie hat, but it has a stingy downward-sloping brim. The bucket hat is also completely symmetrical, and it comes with metallic eyelets for ventilation.

  • Skimmer Hat

This is a fashionable headgear used by a handful of individuals. Made from straw, it is commonly associated with sailing events, barbershop quartets, and men's official summer attires from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s. The skimmer hat has a small to medium size brim and a short crown that is flat at the top. The hat has a two-tone ribbon around the crown that serves as an added design. As a matter of fact, the hats that the Gondoliers in the canals of Venice wear is strikingly like the skimmer hat. The distinguishing feature between the two hats is that the latter has a thinner and wider brim, and the ribbon extends in two tails off the back.

  • Floppy Hat

Floppy hats, also called big brim hats are the new rave for women. This popular headpiece is an excellent pool hat. The name big brim hat is extremely fitting as the brim of the hat can reach up to 10 inches. They usually have round crowns to go along the big brims. Floppy hats come in different colors and are made using paper-braids strong enough to support the big brim's weight.

  • Baseball Cap

This cap is the most popular headgear in the world. The baseball cap is part of America's tradition. Its design is simple, it fits perfectly with casual clothing, and it is easily wearable. The baseball cap comes with a short to medium size bill in the cap's front. It is sewn to 6-quarter panels and a button on top. The cap's bill is usually curved or flat

  • Trucker Cap

Baseball caps and trucker caps have a similar design. The difference between the two is that unlike the baseball cap, artisans produce them entirely out of mesh except for the two panels in the front. Trucker caps also come with a snapback adjustment, making it a sort of "one size fits all" cap.

  • Apple Cap

This is similar to the newsboy cap but larger. It has eight parts sewn together with a button fastened on top of it.

  • Snapback Hat

The snapback hat Is a hat that can basically fit different head sizes. Essentially, it can be labeled as a one size fits all hat.

The term snapback is used to describe when a cap is adjusted using two plastic adjusters at the back of the hat that fit together. The two plastic pieces adjust in varying length, making one hat fit different head sizes.

What are the most popular materials for making hats? Let‘s Yao Chinese hat manufacturer tell you now! 

  • Linen

It is gotten from the flax plant, and It possesses similar attributes as cotton. It is soft and is extremely comfortable when worn. Linen allows air to flow through the fibers.

  • Wool Felt

It is produced by pressing together, rolling, and inducing adequate heat and moisture to wool. The entire process meshes them together and creates what is known as wool felt. Felt is soft, and you can get different colors.

  • Nylon

Nylon is a synthetic polymer. This artificial textile shares similar characteristics with polyester. It is a thermoplastic silk-like material that can be shaped into different patterns when the heat is applied.

Both Nylon and polyester come from plastic. Nylon hats allow air to flow in between the fibers, making them breathable. They are also cheap, and maintenance is not a problem

  • Wool

When talking about woolen caps, most people instinctively consider beanies and other variations. Wool can be used in making diverse hat styles. Most of the classic caps are either partially or completely wool-based. Wool is very comfortable, and it produces little skin irritation.

Winter hats are made entirely out of wool because they have excellent heat retention properties. Berets and baseball caps are woolens too.

A disadvantage of woolen caps is that they damage the hair. Woolen hats absorb the hair's moisture. It leaves your hair dry and weakens it, leading to hair problems. Wearing a satin cap underneath your woolen cap keeps your hair from losing all the moisture.

The wool gotten from a goat is referred to as cashmere.

  • Buckram

Hat makers make hat brims out of buckram. During the process, the fabric is placed in a sizing agent such as glue or pyroxylin and then left to dry. It is stiff enough to hold the hat properly. Apart from this, hat makers make use of wood in strengthening hat brims. Horsehair is used in making buckram, but nowadays, they use cotton.

The stiff material can be shaped into any pattern and is available in an assortment of colors. Buckram can be shiny or dull, depending on how you want it.

  • Polyester

It is an artificial material made when plastic is recycled. Craftsmen list polyester as a popular hat-making material due to its malleability. Not only is it a perfect material for hat-making, but it also serves as a means of cleaning the environment.

Polyester is cheap and provides a high level of durability. Not only do artisans like working with this synthetic fiber, but hat lovers across the globe love polyester caps for their abrasiveness and water-resistant properties.

It also absorbs sweat really well. This ability is known as moisture-wicking. Hats made from polyester are so good at absorbing the moisture that it provides the wearer no form of discomfort.

Polyester hats offer a solution where everyone benefits as they not only absorb excess sweat from your head, but they provide excellent shade from the harsh summer sun

  • Cotton

It comes from the seed of the plant. It is extracted by utilizing different industrial processes. As part of nature's gift to humanity, cotton is expensive, costing more than artificial fibers and straws. Most hats have some sort of cotton aesthetics on them.

It is a hypoallergenic material. It is plush, and it causes no form of skin inflammation.

Cotton is a good absorbent material. Caps made with cotton possess excellent moisture-controlling properties. Artisans use both cotton and other synthetic fibers like polyester to increase the overall strength of the cap.

  • Straw

Straw is an agricultural product gotten from the dry stalk of plants. Artisans employ different types of straws in making hats. These straws differ from one another in strength, color, fineness, and overall durability. Straws like toquila palm and raffia are common examples. Packable caps are made with raffia, while Panama caps are made with toquila palm.

Craftsmen select the straws they use by hand. Selecting straws by hand ensures that the straws picked are of similar color, pattern, and texture.

  • Plastic

There is no place on earth that you would not find plastic waste. Oceans, beaches, streets, gutters, plastic is everywhere. Their incorporation in retro visors is the new rave. It is something that cannot be overemphasized. They are easy to clean and take care of.

Plastic hats are available in different colors. These stylish headgears not only protect your skin from the scorching heat, but they also give an edge to your look

  • Paper

They falter when exposed to wet conditions. Artisans weave paper together to create strong fibers, and the entire process is relatively cheap.

  • Stingy Brim

The term stingy brim is used to describe a significantly smaller or shorter hat brim. Hats with brims between 1 to 2 inches in size are said to have stingy brims. Most hat designs have incorporated the stingy brim into their styles.

  • UPF

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. Note that several key factors determine if your hat will protect you against harmful ultraviolet radiation. Things like the color, weight, weave, wetness, and stretch looked at to determine the UPF. Most fabrics are treated with protection before the other factors are key in determining the UPF rating.

A UPF rating between 15-24 is good, 25-39 is very good, and 40-50+ is excellent.

  • Packable

A hat that carries a packable or crushable tag indicates that it is not that fragile that a certain level of action would permanently damage it. Most people think that when a hat comes with a packable tag, they can fold or crush it, and it would spring back up when they want to use it. This is simply false, and all hats must be treated with a certain level of care. Semi-rigid hats with stiff crowns and brims would need steam to restore them to their original form, while softer hats like the boonie and bucket hats do not.

  • Shapeable

The shapeable tag attached to hats indicates that the hat makers have replaced the plastic wires in the brims with metallic wires. Metallic wires allow you to adjust the shape of the brim to fit your style.

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