The 19th century was a great time for hats. You had the top hat, derby, cowboy hats, bowler hats, and even pith helmets for those on safari.
Steampunk takes the basic design of these hats, and adds flair and character. Some will include the symbolic gears with cogs. Others might contain many of the materials associated with steampunk (like brass) or even utilize incredible little bits of technology for the more scientifically inclined. Look at some of my favorites:
|Simple yet elegant top hat|
|I think this one predicts the weather!|
|One for the ladies|
|Not just a pith, but one with a gun|
|Love the built in goggles. And the glass ball is extra cool.|
So if you had to sport a steampunk hat, which one would sum up your personal style?