A beloved hat needs a good hat rack. The hat enthusiasts won’t be satisfied with ready-to use hat racks. They need something that represent their taste and, if necessary, show their mastery of building an awesome rack in a DIY hat rack project.
Hats have become part of our culture. Almost all people around the world has their own hats, each in their own styles. Hats, from the reason, often lead us into stereotyping: French hats, cook hats, cowboy hats, and soon.
And hats are not just hats. For then you meet Beret, Fedora, Gatsby, Panama, Bowler, and several other names for hats. The more modern people have golf hat and baseball hat. We use hats to shade our head and eyes from the sun. But some other love hats so much that they start collection them.
For you who want to build your own hat rack, here we’ve compiled 25++ easy DIY hat rack plans. Let’s check them out.
1. DIY Cowboy Hat Rack
As part of a pride, a cowboy hat should has its proper place when not in use. A proper cowboy hat rack. It should easy enough for the hat to rest, and it won’t make any wrinkles or dents to the hat. If necessary, you can make it at home in a DIY project, with available materials.
Need a handy hat rack? Here’re the materials you need:
- A piece of wood plank. Reclaimed wood or even wood pallet will do.
- A length of rigid wire, find the type you often see as a pail handle.
- Several nails
- A hammer
- Wood saw
How to make:
- Cut the planks according to your need.
- Drill the plank side by side for the wires. See the picture.
- Insert the wire into the wall, so each of them makes U construction, with the bottom of the U at the back of the wood.
- Set the plank on the wall, vertically, and nail it onto it.
- Your cowboy hat rack is ready.
2. DIY Hat Rack for Baseball Fans
A collection of baseball hats from the favorite teams are treasure. For them, give them the right personalized hat rack. Don’t have clues for the right hat racks?
Here’s one of the awesome example, baseball hat rack with baseball bats as its main materials. See? It’s so easy to build. All you need is two baseball bats and several small sticks for the hanger parts (using drumstick tips will save your time). Drill holes along the baseball body and insert the hangers. That’s it, you have the cool baseball hat rack.
3. Minimalist Wall Wood Hat Rack
This DIY wood hat rack don’t even make you find any nails or hammers. All you need is a saw, wood glue, and a strong wall double table. The materials itself is a piece of wood planks or plywood.
If you remember then basic math form of octagonal, you’re to make a third of it, just like the picture. Once the pieces done, glue together with wood glue. Now that the rack completed, fix it on a flat wall with the wall double tape. Insert the tip of your hat onto the cavity between the rack and wall. You have your minimalist hat rack.
4. Easy Hat Rack with a Rope and Copper Pipe
Need a contemporary hat rack for the new apartment? Here we offer you one which should bring you joy and pride, and which will not bring you tears nor sweat as you can always make it yourself and success. You don’t even need some instructibles style of steps to do it.
Just see the picture. What you need are a length of shiny copper pipes, ropes, and some pegs. The pipes is the support structure of the rack. Ropes will be the hangers. And the pegs clip the hat on the hanger. Simple. Right?
5. Chain and Hooks as a Cheap Chic Hat Rack
Don’t want to do any carpentry jobs for the DIY hat rack? Still in line with the previous inspiration, this hat rack plan also won’t let you sweat. All you need is chain and hooks. Nail one ends of the chain on a wall, set the other ends on the opposite wall. Hang the hooks along the chain. Now your hat rack is ready.
6. Wood-Railroad Spikes Hat Rack
Now it’s time for a little sweating and sawing. For now you want to make a multipurpose rack where, not only for hats, you can hang jackets or other outfits. As you don’t want something ordinary for the rack, we offer you a rack with railroad spikes.
As you see here, you have a simple design. It consist of inverted L-shaped woods with the mean spikes serving as the hangers. Like to make it yourself? We sure you can do that.
7. Vertical Tree Trunk DIY Hat Rack
Help Mother Nature, recycle all the stuff that she left for us. For the first step, make use of the abandoned tree trunk on the yard, turn it into a hat rack. Need an inspiration? See the following picture.
This vertical hat rack use a tree trunk as the main structure. It sits on a square base, you can make it from concrete for the overall rack stability. Provided you have the raw materials, it practically cost you a thing to build this beauty.
8. Pegboard Multipurpose Wooden Hat Rack
All DIY enthusiast know that Pegboards won’t let them down in any of their projects. The boards are so versatile that they are almost used in any home-related DIY projects.
And if now you want to have a quick and easy DIY hat rack project, a pegboard can solve your problem. All you need is a ready-for-use pegboard. Hang it on the right spot on the wall, and you have the hat rack. You even can improvise with the pegboard, by adding shelves on it –making it a multipurpose hat rack.
9. A Three branch for Rustic Hat Rack
You have a tree trunk hat rack project previously. Now, along with the trunk, you can use the branch as a hat rack as well. Just like several other DIY hat rack in this list, you won’t have to use any advanced carpentry tools.
For this project, find the right branch from the garden. Find one from solid woods and has dried out completely. Trim the ends, and put in on the wall, like the one pictured here. Along the branch, fix nails for the rope to hang. At the ends of each rope, you have clips or pegs. Those are for the hats.
10. Trunks and branches 3D Hat Rack Project
The picture here looks like you have hung the fedora and bags on tree branches. The trees are outside, with the branches lunge into the living room. But that’s not the case. All the tree wooden stuff are indoor, they enclosed in a window-like frame. Those elements combines into a kind of a 3D hat rack. It’s cool and awesome.
11. Rustic Hat Rack from Reclaimed Wood
All things around us has their own beauties. You even can find it in some abandoned or unused stuff, like this piece of reclaimed wood. It’s your duty to reveal the characters. As about the piece of abandoned wood, you can turn it into a rustic hat rack.
You don’t need to paint or smooth the unevenness of its structure. Just let the wood as it is, it’s thicken the rustic effects. As its hooks, find the classic types, like the example. Your rustic hat rack is ready for your hats and for the rustic vibes on your bed room wall.
12. Multipurpose Acrylic Hat Rack
We’ve covered the regular hat rack in this list. Now we present you another DIY hat rack for your next project, a multipurpose acrylic hat rack. That’s it, you have a hat rack with storage, where you store the hats and other stuff here.
You have an open shelf rack type here. It’s made of acrylic. If you want to do it yourselves, all you need is sheets of acrylic, a saw, and multipurpose glue. From the design, we sure you can replicate the style well. It consist of several acrylic boxes sit next each other.
13. Small Industrial Hat Rack with a Shelf
As now Industrial style is getting popular, it might be good to offer you one simple industrial hat rack to you. It’s robust and efficient. If you have the basic knowledge of metal bending and welding, this will be simple DIY project for you.
The rack can blend well with any style of your rooms, from the rustic barn styles to the contemporary Scandinavian styles. Just put it on the wall and your rooms stand out.
14. Cheap Wooden Hat Rack
Again, you meet simple DIY hat rack. Salvaged wood structures of you old couches or headboards suit well for this project. You even only need two planks of the woods. These wall mount hat racks also almost won’t need any of carpentry skills, provided you know how to hammer nails, a little wood sawing, and fixing the wood hanger onto the wood planks.
15. Classic Metal Hat Rack with Victoria Black Finish
Whether you call this hat rack a classic or steampunk, you need to have one for the living room. This vertical standalone hat rack add classic characters into it. If you have one or even made one, finish the rack with tar black color, for the more classic Victorian vibes.
16. Letters Hat Rack for Contemporary Home
A contemporary home needs a contemporary hat rack. And you should try this letters hat rack. Whether you buy the big letters or making it yourselves, it’s up to you. Light woods or metals are good for the materials (if you want to make this rack in a DIY project).
Once completed, put hooks on each letter. Set the letters on the wall, and your contemporary hat rack is ready.
17. Ski Boards DIY Hat Racks
You should not let the old ski boards lie moldy in the attic. The strong and sturdy structures are too good to be let alone. Turn the boards into this vintage looking hat racks.
Once you’ve cleaned the boards, all you have to do is finding the right vintage hat holders. Antique stores provides the right holders, like the one pictured here. Now that the materials completed, do the easiest part: Assembling the materials into hat racks. It’s easy, right?
18. Simple Wire Hat Rack, Nordic Style
The minimalist enthusiasts know well about simple beauty. Rip all the elaborative stuff out of a thing, and you still have its naked beauty. The consideration applies well to this simple chic wire hat rack. Love to have one? If you’ve already had a Nordic living room, make it stands out with this hat rack design.
19. Shabby Chic Mirror Frame Hat Rack
Leaning mirror is a thing in contemporary interior design. You have a gallery-like atmosphere with the setup. To add the charm, add some pegs on the frame. Yes, you can hack the frame into an easy shabby chic hat rack like this one.
20. Easy Teepee Style Vertical Hat Rack with
For a cool hat rack, try find some dowel rods and ropes. This will be your another tool-less DIY hat rack project.
For detail, here’s what you need:
- 5 rod dowels. If you don’t have the dowels, you can use broom handles as the substitute.
- A rope, a length of white rope. If you want the stylish version, try leather cor.
- Grab the dowels, build it into a teepee tent structure. Prop the structure on the floor.
- On its meeting points, see the picture, tie the dowels. Now your hat racks have a steady footing on the floor.
- And your hat rack is ready.
21. An Awesome Deer Antler Hat Rack
Living up north give you the chances to witness the majestic Aurora and having this awesome antler hat rack. When, during a walk in the wood, chances make you find this beauty lying on the ground, grab it and turns it into this beautiful antler hat rack.
This will be the easiest DIY hat rack so far, for all you need to do is fixing a strong base for the antler to hang firmly on the wall.
22. Cute DIY Hat Rack for the Children
For the kids, here’s a cute hat rack plan you should try. If you still remember the DIY cheap wooden hat rack previously, the working steps are similar. Only now you need to smooth the finish with a layer of white wood laminate sheets. Lastly, fix animal characters on each of its holder for a cute finish.
23. Quick Hat Rack Scheme with Golf Stick
Just like a baseball fans with their baseball bat hat rack, the golfers also has their own cool golf stick hat rack. And not like the baseball hat rack where you have to drill the body for the wood pegs, you don’t have to do that for this DIY hat rack from golf stick. Just hung several metal hooks like the following picture. And you have a chic golf stick hat rack.
24. Simple Ring Hat Rack
Don’t have enough space for a regular hat rack? Try this wall mount ring hat rack. The circular construction won’t eat your room. And it still can hold several of your baseball hats at once. This black ring hat rack also has another feature: its look. You have a nice hat rack with a classic-vintage look.
25. A Simple and Easy Pallet Hat Rack
This pallet wood DIY hat rack project promises you a warm bed room –from the impressive pallet wood you’ve just completed. This project uses wood pallet, the stuff you always find as a wooden crate materials.
This wood rack has a asymmetrical design, with various length of its vertical pallets. Two horizontal pallet are used for support behind the vertical pallets. After setting the rustic hat holders, you have a warm and impressive hat rack.
26. A Total Hat Rack and Storage
This Hat rack project is for you hat lovers. In this plan, you have comprehensive hat rack setup, complete with storage. The hat rack consists of two part. The top part is a hanging hat rack, while the bottom is a shelf-style hat rack. All the parts are spacious enough for your hat collection.
27. DIY Modern Minimalist Wood-Metal Hat Rack
This easy hat rack fits nicely to your minimalist bed room wall. It even add warm accents into it. And, most of all, you can build it yourself easily. Like to try?
What you need:
- Several square dowels in various wood colors
- Some U-shaped aluminum
- Metal holders
- Strong multipurpose glue
- Wood and metal saw
How to make:
- Cut the dowels and aluminum in the same length.
- Set them like the photo in example,
- Glue them strong.
- Lastly, fix the metal holders
- The hat rack is ready
28. Tropical Hat Rack, Also as Wall Accent
Tropical style always offers a fresh and open vibes. For this style, comfort and airy room is the most important. For the decoration or accent, it also often chooses light features. This hat rack is an example of a functional accent for tropical room.
The hat rack is made of a tree branch (painted white). Along its length, pegs are inserted. The fluid natural curving of the tree make the hats look artistic and even become a nice accent to the room.
29. Plywood DIY Hat Rack with Bright Chevron Pattern
Sometimes, a solid wood is just too lavish for a hat rack. If you’re in the position, but want to have a hat rack badly, try to find the more affordable alternative. You need plywood and a simple DIY hat rack plan.
This hat rack is worth to try. First, because its simple design. Secondly, because it has nice patterns. Once you have cut the board, layer the surface with bright chevron wallpaper, like the picture. Afterward, put the holders along the board. Yes, you have a cute cheerful plywood hat rack.
30. Lego Hat Rack for the Kids’ Room
For the kids’ room, there’s no other joy than having this Lego hat rack for their room. And even happier still, they can assembly the rack their selves. The precision and strength of Lego, combined with the kids’ creativity, surely will make their room look brighter and funnier.
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Having read all the DIY hat rack collection, we hope you’re ready to move to the next step: to build the hat rack yourselves, in your DIY projects. We’re sure you can do it, as we’ve picked the easy and simple hat rack designs.
Not only the simple one, we also include some rather intricate DIY hat rack plans, in case you need a more advanced inspiration. Finally, have a good day.