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Stetson HatThe Stetson Hat - The typical cowboy hat with a high peak and broad brim worn by generations of movie and TV cowboys (to protect them from sun and rain). The Stetson hat was named after John Batterson. Stetson, a 19th century hat maker based in Philadelphia.

On the western adventure BONANZA/NBC/1959-73, the hulking Hoss Cartwright (Dan Blocker) wore a larger version of the Stetson called a ten-gallon hat (inspired by the Spanish sombrero worn by Mexican horsemen).

Some Classic TV Western Stars in Their Stetsons

Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger

The Cartwrights from BONANZA

William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy

The Lone Ranger The Cartwrights

Hopalong Cassidy

Dale Evans and Roy Rogers Richard Boone as Paladin

Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates

Dale Evans &
Roy Rogers

Rowdy Yates

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