Best Places To Buy A Hat In Seattle

Hats have been around for thousands of years and it is said that one of the first pictorial depictions recorded of a man wearing a hat was from a painting found in ancient Thebes. Throughout the centuries, hats have been worn for classic decoration, by royalty, while in battle and sometimes, just for fun. If you're looking for the best selection of hats in and around the Seattle area, be sure to visit one of these hat shops that have a long business history and come highly recommended.

Byrnie Utz Hats
310 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-0233

Byrnie Utz Hats has been in business since 1934 and is considered the top hat store in all of Seattle for its wide variety of inventory and knowledgable staff. Byrnie carries dress hats and caps for men and women, as well as western-style hats that are both dressy and casual. Additionally, Byrnie Utz Hats sells hat accessories and offers steaming and brushing services to keep your hats in mint condition. The inventory shown on Byrnie's website is only a portion of what the company has on hand. It carries recent hat trends, plus has access to numerous styles and colors that you'll no longer be able to find. Regardless if you reside in Seattle or are visiting from out of town, Byrnie's is the hat store to go to for all of your hat wants and needs.

Seattle, WA 98145
(206) 527-8631

Hatterdashery is an independent hat manufacturer run by Seattle resident and owner Michael Loeffler. Hatterdashery has been around the Seattle area for many years and sells its custom-made hats at various arts and crafts fairs, via its website and by phone. Loeffler custom makes his hats from a variety of materials including leathers, velvets, denims, cottons, linens and wools. Each hat is handmade, lined and adjustable. Some of Hatterdashery's more popular hat styles include the Gatsby, beret, eight-section and the sport snap-cap. To check out the fairs where Hatterdashery is selling its hats from week to week, visit the fair schedule webpage.

Hat Shop At Pike Place
1411 1st Ave., Suite 1401-C
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 724-0070

The Hat Shop in Seattle is located just a block from the world-famous Pike Place Market. It is the sister shop of the renowned Hat Shop in Leavenworth, WA. The Pike Place Hat Shop initially opened in 2010 and offers visitors a memorable hat shopping experience with its variety of hat styles, sizes and colors. If you're looking for the perfect hat for any occasion, ranging from fancy and classic to casual and funny, then the Hat Shop at Pike Place is definitely a place you should visit.

Goorin Brothers Hat Shop
Pike Place Market
1610 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-8082

Hat shops used to be found in almost every American community. The Goorin Brothers Hat Shop offers that same kind of friendliness and dependability that you used to find back in the day, when more businesses were independently owned and shopkeepers treated their customers like an extended family. Come into the Goorin Brothers Pike Place hat shop and spend some time with the staff so they may assist you in finding exactly what you're looking for in a styllish hat. Goorin Brothers sells a variety of men's and women's hats for numerous events and holidays. Customers can also find many hat styles and sizes for every season, including western styles, the Heisenberg from "Breaking Bad," the classic beanie or beret, trucker hats and ball caps.

Conley Hat Manufacturing
913 27th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-1868

Alexander Conley III of Conley Hat Manufacturing has a successful business making hats that not only fit your head, but your personality. Most of Conley's hats are manufactured in a Southern style, a tradition he brought to the Pacific Northwest all the way from his Tennessee roots. Hats made by Conley are meticulously manufactured and, depending on the style you are seeking, can be simple and stylish to exotic and flamboyant. Each and every hat is made specially for its owner and size, style, color and other variations can be accommodated to fit your needs and any special requests.

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on