Fisherman caps, often called biker caps and more recently baker boy caps, have a traditional, soft crown, rounded bill and band. The front band is pleated with accent buttons. The crown transitions to a shorter back for a casual look and feel. The fully lined cap has a wide sweatband that conceals an easy-to-use, velcro, adjuster that lets it fit heads from small to large-size and simple to snug down for increased staying power in stronger wind conditions.
Available Fisherman Caps
Check out the available fisherman caps below. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please press here to contact Rawls-Riley Creations for assistance.
Fisherman Cap Popularity and Names
The fisherman cap became popular for factory workers and sailors early in the 19th century because it was cheap. The fishermen in Greece, along the Aegean sea, used the fisherman cap and since 1866.
The fisherman cap took on the fiddler cap name when it was worn by the milkman character, Tevye, in “Fiddler on the Roof”, a 1964 musical. The musical enjoyed a popular and sustained Broadway run. It was the daily cap for Jewish boys in the times of the story and Tevye was Jewish.
During the early days of motorcycling the fisherman caps found their way into the biker culture as a result of its being used by Harley-Davidson in some of their headgear. That also lead to their being adopted as part of the greaser culture. It became known as a biker cap.
On February 6, 1964, the Beatle’s broke records for largest television audience in the United States with their Ed Sullivan Show performance. It was on that trip that John Lennon was seen wearing a fisherman hat. It was such a favorite of his that it became know as the John Lennon hat.
Baker Boy Hat Name
The latest trending name for fisherman cap is baker boy hat. In 2017, designers included baker boy hats in their Fall lines and the lines tended to blur as to which traditional, hat styles actually fit and could ride the growing popularity wave. The newsboy hats with their relaxed, six-panel crowns have been referenced by the bakerboy name since their early days. Press here for the newsboy hats. With their similarly soft crowns that are rounded and not sectioned, fisherman caps, glide into the same baker boy hat style.
Biker Hat and Ready to Ride
Tony had a similar cap back in the 70’s that he was very fond of so he was glad to get one of the first fisherman caps. It has a classic-look that is very similar to those biker caps that were worn back in the early days by motorcyclists. Nice to get his picture in his biker cap on his motorcycle.
Fisherman Cap Gets Created
The fisherman cap had been on my list of hats I really wanted to make for some time. It was early in 2018 that its time had come. I had to take a picture of the first fisherman cap. It is like the one Tony got.
Fisherman Hats for Us
It was unusual to get snow in April, but that did not stop us from getting the picture. I have a red fisherman cap. I made a darling one for my daughter with small flower bouquets on black. My granddaughter picked the turquoise and black material for her’s because that is a favorite color. Tony went for the warm, wool, gray fisherman cap.
Gotta Go Blue
Pleased to find the cap in blue. Lookin’ fine in Fremont NE!
Love the Hat in Boulder
She came to the Boulder Creek Festival with her family and had to take a look at the cool hats and caps. It was the rust-colored, plaid one that really looked good with her reddish locks. Her comment back on the messaged picture of her in the fisherman cap was, “Thanks!! Love the hat!”
With the approaching winter, Tony really wanted a warmer hat. It was the first opportunity to make the biker hat in wool and that was perfect to fit his needs. At the family holiday dinner in Iowa his sister, Sandra, really admired his hat. So, guess who got to wear it home. Really glad to receive the pictures of her in the wool, fisherman cap. The light gray compliments her natural, gray curls and the cap looks so cute on her with her short haircut.
Fisherman Cap Details
Fisherman Cap Style
Fits Three Sizes
Made in the U.S.A.
All of Our Fisherman Caps—Made in the USA
All of our fisherman caps are original designs by Rawls-Riley Creations. They are 100% made in the United States of America.
How Do I Measure My Head Size?
Floppy hats are what can be considered a one-size-fits-most. Thus, these hats will not necessarily work for all people. Find out if they will work for you. Press here to learn how to measure your head. It will help in selecting the best size for you or to give as a gift.