At Staker Custom Hats you can get a Boss of the Plains hat that the cowboys wore in the 1800’s. The Boss of the Plains hat from the 1800’s had an open crown and a flat brim. The crown was about 4′ and the brim was 3 1/2 to 4″ . The Boss of the Plains hat was what the working cowboy wore to protect him from the harsh elements. It was the first thing he put on and the last thing he took off some time it didn’t even come off.