Fisherman Caps

Fisherman caps have captured their own place along the way from the early days of being adopted by Greek fishermen and factory workers to nostalgic hats for the ’70s fashion scene. It enjoyed notarity in “Fiddler on the Roof” where it became know as the fiddler cap and as the biker cap in “The Wild One”. It became a unisex favorite and a preferred hat of the ’60s counterculture. It combines structured fit from its band and stiff bill with the cooling comfort of it relaxed crown and continues to be the cap that finds it way onto heads time after time. It is a traditional casual favorite.

Fisherman Caps on 3 Midnight Rainbow Sugar Skulls

Fisherman caps topped with relaxed crown and distinctive band with accent buttons and bill.

Cloth Caps in Virtual Festival

Rawls-Riley Creations created a Virtual Festival on cloth caps. It includes: duckbill flat caps, fisherman caps/biker caps, ivy flat caps, and military patrol caps. Please check it out to see the cloth caps at the show.

Fisherman Caps in Virtual Festival

The fisherman caps were featured in this virtual festival and include the new Folies Headwear line ones, too.


Colors: Black | Blue | Brown | Gray | Green | Orange | Pink | Purple | Red | White | Yellow

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 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.

In Our Fisherman Caps April 2018

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.

Tony has a favorite blue one he wears regularly and was good with having a picture with his motorcycle, too.

Becky R-R.

Olathe KS

Tony with Fisherman Fiddler Biker Cap on Motorcycle
Fisherman Cap John C Fremont 2018

Gotta Go Blue

He saw the headwear at the John C. Fremont Days and stopped. He took the time to check out several and the fisherman caps had the style he liked. It was the blue one that he kept coming back to and finally settled on.

Pleased to find the cap in blue, he gladly let me take a picture.

The next year, he stopped by in his hat. He wears it daily and the people who work with him say they really like it, too. It is his Mom who says that the most.

Fremont NE

Mom Cap

His Mom liked his fisherman cap so much, he had to get one for her the next year.

Fisherman Cap Details

Fisherman Caps on 3 Midnight Rainbow Sugar Skulls

Fisherman Style Cap

The banded hat has a stiff bill to shield against bright sun and a soft, round crown. Its pleated, front band has accent buttons.

Relaxed Crown

Relaxed front on the crown transitions to a shorter, soft back which offers a comfortable feel and casual look.


Fully lined cap. The bill is firm and may be adjusted as desired to avoid those pesky sun rays.

The sweatband had enclosed terry cloth (noted in the details about the cap) or is comfortable CoolPlus® (Macro International Pattern #Micro-655) wicking. Content: 55% CoolPlus® + 45% polyester.



Fits Three Sizes

Comfortable wide sweatband contains a concealed elastic along the back for sizing. That gives them a three size range from a smaller-sized head with a circumference of 21″/Adult S/Hat Size 6-5/8 and up to fit a larger-sized head with a circumference of 23″/Adult L/Hat Size 7-3/8.

How to Set Desired Bill Curve

The pressed, foam bill is sturdy and may be set into a personalized curve.

  1. Get the bill completely wet with water.
  2. Bend into the desired curve.
  3. Secure curve with a rubber band.
  4. Air dry.
  5. Remove rubber band to reveal the custom curve.

Made in the U.S.A.

All of Our Fisherman Caps —

Made in the USA

All of our fisherman capss are original designs by Rawls-Riley Creations. They are 100% made in the United States of America.


How Do I Measure My Head Size?

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.

Custom Requests

Reach out and let us know what you are thinking about and we’ll be happy to create something special just for you. Please call 913-397-8071 or email [email protected].

Press here to see about the custom headwear made for other customers.


Ivy Flat Cap in Red Skull Scroll Leaves on Black Damask - top

Custom Prints Headwear Gallery

See some of the headwear created using custom prints material by checking out the sold out gallery. It does include some fisherman caps. Press here to see the gallery.