Women's Newsboy and Baker Boy Hats
Make a style statement throughout the year with women's newsboy and baker boy hats. They are a modern and fashionable version of the classic flat cap, which was traditionally worn by men.
Similarities between women's newsboy and baker boy hats
Also known as 'newsy' caps, they are modelled on the traditional flat cap. Of the two styles the newsboy cap boasts a looser fit, whilst the baker boy is more structured.
Both styles of hat feature 6 or 8 triangular panels that are sewn together to form a rounded shape. They have a button attached to the top and a semi-stiff brim.
Different women's newsboy and baker boy hat materials
Newsboy hats come in a range of materials. Natural 100% cotton has a soft feel and is breathable and lightweight.
Made from 50/50 mix of cotton and polyester, lightweight cotton blend hats are perfect for wear in warmer weather.
Women's newsboy and baker boy hats also come in polyester which is lightweight and durable. They can also be bought with a mix of 50% wool and 50% polyester.
100% wool is made from animal coats, and can be treated with a waxy coating so that it is stain and water resistant.
Tweed baker boy hats are a classic take on the style. Tweed is a tightly woven, rough woollen cloth that boasts a twill, plain weave or herringbone structure.
Hardwearing, durable and robust, full grain leather ages well for a classic newsboy or baker boy hat. Faux leather baker boy hats are an alternative to a real leather version.
Some vintage and retro styles of the fashionable women's hat feature intricate and authentic details like braiding on the brim. Handcrafted crochet newsboy and baker boy hats are made from knitted yarn and are perfect for a boho chic look.