The Boss of the plains hat is the style of hat worn by working cowboys in the 1800’s. It has an open crown and a flat brim . The color of preference of the working cowboys was Silverbelly or Bone. The Boss of the plains hat protecded the cowboy from the weather. Their is no records of cowboys suffering from heatstroke . Their hat kept them worm in the cold winter. And keept them dry in the rain. It was an important part of the cowboys word robe.