Annual Dinner

112th Annual Headwear Association Dinner

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, we are thrilled to announce that The Headwear Association will once again be gathering at The Central Park Boathouse in New York City for our 112th Annual Dinner in April 2022.

We welcome all hat lovers and anyone in the headwear industry to join us this year on Thursday, April 28, 2022. For information about our annual dinner please email

We have missed you all so much and look forward to spending an evening with you all in New York City this April!

Headwear for the Homeless

15th Annual Headwear for the Homeless

For the past 14 years, The Headwear Association has given away thousands of warm winter hats as part of our Headwear for the Homeless Initiative.

In December 2021, The Headwear Association coordinated the Fourteenth Annual Headwear for the Homeless event in cities across the U.S. to help disadvantaged people keep warm during the cold winter months, The Headwear Association Platinum Sponsors Bollman Hat Company and Dorfman Milano donated hats to homeless shelters and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. It was a very gratifying experience for all involved.

This year, Dorfman Pacific worked with The United Way and passed out hundreds of hats to people struggling with homelessness. “Headwear for the Homeless will always be a part of Dorfman Pacific’s outreach to the community,” said Todd Gardner. “Our employees are moved every year by the stories we hear.”

Bollman Hat Company CEO, Don Rongione, has been an avid supporter of Headwear for the Homeless since its inception and promised, “For as long as I’m CEO we will continue to participate in this event because it’s just a great thing to do and a wonderful way we can impact our community

Hat Day in the Sun

14th Annual Hat Day in the Sun

Ninety percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, and the right sun protection hat is essential summer protection. For the past fourteen years, The Headwear Association (THA) has hosted Hat Day in the Sun, a national public awareness campaign, aimed at educating adults and children that the right hat can protect against skin cancer and premature skin damage.

For more than a decade, THA Platinum Sponsors have given away thousands of wide-brimmed sun protection hats across the country in cities including: New York City, NY; Stockton, CA; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; Lancaster, PA; and Santa Cruz, CA. For the past two years, Hat Day in the Sun has been an social media giveaway event due to Covid.

The free sun protection hats were generously provided by Dorfman Milano, Bollman Hat Company Wallaroo Hats and Broner Hats.

Special thanks to our supportive THA sponsors and retailers who partnered with us and co-hosted Hat Day in the Sun giveaways on their Instagram pages this year: Harlem’s Heaven Hats, Hats in the Belfry,, Broner Hats, Wallaroo Hat Company, Dorfman Milano and Bollman Hat Company.