|Hat People Cross Cultural People Hat combines a hat design that is worn in cultures across the globe with a classic Native American Pendleton pattern. You may choose from the four color variations pictured above (and below). Hat People pays close attention to detail in centering the pattern from the top of the hat, through the band, and across the bill. Our final top stitching of the bill itself is also guided by the symmetry of the woven pattern. Each hat is unique to itself. The impossibility of determining where your order will be cut from the overall pattern means that although your order will be cut from the color variation that you choose, centered and aligned with the utmost care, it will not look exactly like the hat pictured here. I repeat: Each hat is unique to itself. The wool is a medium weight with a soft hand.
The best way to determine your size is to measure your head with a cloth sewing tape. More on this subject can be found on our Ordering Information page. If you have any questions, please email or give us a call durring regular business hours, Pacific Standard Time, phone 1(888) 930 4287.
The following is a brief history of the Harding Pendleton Wool used in this hat:
"Special blankets have been created from time to time by Pendleton in honor of great events or personalities of the West. One of the most famous of these is the Harding shawl.
"Formal dedication was made by President Harding during a tour of the West Coast. In recognition of the event, tribal chiefs presented Mrs. Harding with a special blanket produced by the Pendleton Woolen Mills. The pattern was a new one of great beauty and has since become popularly known as the Harding design. The original presentation shawl was put on permanent display at the Harding Memorial at Marion, Ohio." This quote was copied from the Historical Gazette