How is a Cowboy Hat Made?

How is a Cowboy Hat Made?

June 23, 2016

The future stars of rodeo are in Lebanon, Tennessee this week. The town near Nashville is playing host to the 2016 NHSRA Jr. High Rodeo Finals. NHSRA Jr. High Rodeo Queen, Summer Weldon, goes behind that scenes into how cowboy hats, an integral part of any cowboy's wardrobe, are made.

Keith Mundee, of American Hat Company, said, "I think it (cowboy hat) is the most recognizable piece of apparel on planet Earth." He showed how each cowboy hat is steamed, pressed and rolled to uniquely fit each cowboy's head. 

The rodeo runs through June 25th. Stay tuned to for coverage. 

Watch highlights from the National Jr. High Finals Rodeo in Lebanon, TN on the weekly series, “CINCH NHSRA Rodeo,” Wednesdays at 2 PM ET and Sundays at 12:30 PM ET starting July 31 and running through August 28. Get the full schedule at

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