The cowboy hat is a piece of headwear in Fallout: New Vegas.


All variants have a Damage Threshold of 1, and provide a bonus of 1 to Perception, as they shield the wearer's eyes from the sun. They can be repaired with pre-War hats, other copies of themselves, as well as any other head item with the perk Jury Rigging.


Cattleman cowboy hatEdit

Cattleman cowboy hat

A straw cowboy hat with a wide, slightly curved brim, a slightly indented top, and a ring of vents halfway up.

Desperado cowboy hatEdit

Desperado cowboy hat

A black cowboy hat with a large brim, curved to the sides, and a thin white band at the base.

Old cowboy hatEdit

Cowboy hat

A brown top hat with a thin flat brim; with a black-and-white feather stuck in a large rust-colored band at the base.

Rattan cowboy hatEdit

Rattan cowboy hat

A straw cowboy hat with a wide brim, curved to the sides, indents in the top and at the temples, and a thin black band at the base.

Rawhide cowboy hatEdit

Rawhide cowboy hat

A light brown uncured leather cowboy hat with a slight peak, a thick, flat brim, and a thin black band at the base.



Cattleman cowboy hatEdit

Desperado cowboy hatEdit

  • A hat is lying on a table in Mick & Ralph's secret room. Must be stolen.
  • Meyers wears one.
  • They can occasionally be purchased at the Crimson Caravan Company.
  • On the counter along with an Old Cowboy Hat at Blake's booth at Crimson Caravan Company. Must be stolen.
  • If you decide to help Ringo fight the Powder Gangers in Goodsprings, one of the attacking powder gangers is wearing a Desperado Cowboy hat.
  • One of the Powder Gangers camped out behind Whittaker farmstead is wearing a Desperado.
  • One can be found in The Aces Theater at the Tops, on the stage, sitting on a chair.
  • Heck Gunderson wears one of these.
  • These hats can be in the inventory of any random merchant that sells apparel.
  • Gametitle-FNV HH One is found next to a skeleton on a cliff with two trees on the northeast side of the Dead Horses camp.

Old cowboy hatEdit

  • Three can be purchased from Mick at Mick & Ralph's in Freeside.
  • Another hat can be bought at the Crimson Caravan Company.
  • An NCR trooper wandering around the New Vegas Strip wears the old cowboy variant.

Rattan cowboy hatEdit

  • Gunderson hired hands in the Ultra-Luxe penthouse suite wear rattan cowboy hats, but they must be looted from their corpses.
  • The female traveling merchant who wanders in and out of Novac often has a rattan cowboy hat.
  • Daisy Whitman in Novac wears a rattan cowboy hat, but it must be looted from her corpse or reverse pickpocketed.
  • Gametitle-FNV HH A rattan cowboy hat can be found in the Zion Ranger station.

Rawhide cowboy hatEdit

  • With the Wild Wasteland trait, one can be found in Jimmy's well.
  • One is found in the Lucky 38 Casino on the Casino floor, through the main entrance of the building, it is in a room towards the left handside of the Casino floor containing a number of unlocked safes holding many chems and bottle caps. On top of one of the safes is the rawhide cowboy hat.
  • Dr. Ada Straus wears one in Novac.
  • Gametitle-FNV DM One can be found atop a cabinet in the backstage hallway of the Tampico.


  • The Courier is shown wearing one of these cowboy hats during the starting cutscene. It's most likely the Rawhide variant without the black outline.
  • Cass' default hat is a unique variant of the rattan cowboy hat that is unobtainable without the use of console commands .


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 With the Rattan and Desperado cowboy hats, when the player attempts to equip it through a hotkey, it will freeze the game. [verified]
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