Organizing Hats

If you have a lot of hats, finding a good way to organize them can be frustrating. This is a guide about organizing hats.

Organizing Hats

April 29, 2013 Flag
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This is an inexpensive way to display or store hats. The cost: hanger $1.29, cap 30¢, bolt/nut 30¢, jug of white vinegar $1.99, but you use the vinegar so the jug is free.

Homemade Hat Rack

Total Time: half hour

Yield: one


  • 1 one gallon jug - I used a white vinegar jug ($1.99)
  • 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch round head Phillips machine bolt and nut to fit ($0.30)
  • 1 3/4 inch cap - sold for plastic pipe ($0.30)
  • 1 Hanger Jumbo Storage" It might be called something else, like a ladder or bike hanger. I got mine at the Tractor Supply Store for $1.29.
  • 1 1/4 inch bit for your drill
Homemade Hat Rack

You can order the hangers online from the Tractor Supply Store at: SKU #3524150


  1. Cut the bottom off the plastic jug about an inch from the bottom and drill a hole in the center of this piece.
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  3. Drill a hole in the center of the plastic cap.
  4. Use the bolt to fasten the jug bottom and the cap together.

  5. Remove the red plastic cap from the hanger.

  6. Slip the cap/bolt/jugbottom assembly over the place where the red cap was. The long bolt helps steady the whole thing on the end of the metal piece.

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  8. Attach this assembly to your wall.

I put mine over my windows where the hats won't be in the way. You could paint the hanger or cover it in macrame or polymer clay or even knit a cover for it!

Homemade Hat Rack
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May 4, 20130 found this helpful

That is a wonderful idea!

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May 13, 20160 found this helpful


I hope you don't mind me brightening up your first picture a bit. The display is very nice and people should see it as it is. If you don't approve, I'm sure Jess will remove my addition.

I remember the days when hats were very fashionable. I do wish wearing hats was en vogue once more.

I can't tell you why, but a woman wearing a man's dress hat is one of the sexiest things I've ever seen.

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August 24, 2007 Flag

Peg RackHere's a great way to organize your hats or necklaces and bracelets using a wooden expandable peg rack that can be purchased at the dollar store. My hubby uses one to hold his many hats, and my daughter has one on the back of her bedroom door to hold her many necklaces and bracelets.

By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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August 24, 20070 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea for jewelry storage!

I wouldn't have thought of using one of these, thanks for sharing :)

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March 3, 20080 found this helpful

My Mom hung a large one of these in my room when I was a little girl, she used it to hang a lot of my toys. Jumpropes, dress up pocketbooks, my "clomper stompers", hats ... lots of great stuff. Brings back lots of memories.

bailegirl in NC

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May 20, 2005 Flag
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I own and wear a lot of hats and enjoy the beautiful hat boxes that I have too. It can become labor intensive to find the hat for the season. Solution: I photographed every hat and glued the photograph to the outside of the hat box. Now I can find the hat I wish to wear quickly!


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March 31, 20070 found this helpful

I like the idea, but it seems that it would take up a lot of room.

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