Our Red Dead Redemption 2 Hats guide contains a list of where to find every found and stolen hat in the game.
You can head into any general store and buy a nice hat, but there’s a handful of unique hats that can only be found across Red Dead Redemption 2’s map. We’re not talking a nice bowler hat, we’re talking the likes of viking helmets here.
To unlock the majority of them, you'll need to head to secret locations or pick out very specific NPCs. These hats will glow on the ground, so make sure you pick them up and plop them on your head to add them to your collection.
Once they're in your collection, you can head back to your wardrobe and all of your new additions should be permanently selectable!
Below we’ve listed all the special hats and where to find them:
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- Tricorn Hat
- Miner’s Hat
- Morion Hat
- Nevada Hat
- Viking Helmet
- Civil War Hat
- Scarecrow Hat
- Scarecrow Derby Hat
- Cattleman Hat
- Cutter Hat
- Rodeo Hat
- Conductor’s Hat
- Moonshine Hat
- Flop Hat
- Wide Slouch Hat
- Panama Fedora Hat
- Jipijapa Panama Hat
- Slouch Bucket Hat
- Bag Hat
- Worn Stovepipe Top Hat
- Roanoke Hat
- Homburg Hat
- Gaucho Hat
- Farmer’s Hat
- Crown Bucket Hat
- Western Homburg Hat
- Gambler's Hat
- Plantation Gambler’s Hat
- Boater Hat
- Sun Hat
- Bolero, Straw, Pinned Flop Hats
- Military Mountie, Forage, Officer Hats
- Classic Raccoon Mountain Hat
If you've found any hats we've not listed, feel free to let us know in the comments section and we'll feature it here!
All Found/Stolen Hats
This hat is located inside the shipwreck on Flat Iron Lake’s largest island. To get here, you’ll need to get hold of boat, so scan the shore until you stumble into one. You can also purchase one for your camp too.
On a dead body deep inside Beryl’s Dream mine. Press the plunger at the entrance to blow the rocks away and crawl through the hole to enter this area. You will need a lantern to illuminate the cave, so make sure you equip it before going in.
At the very top of Mount Hagen you’ll bump into a frozen settler. The Morion Helmet can be collected from their corpse.
It’s behind the waterfall next to Window Rock. Be careful when making your way round to the centre of the waterfall.
It’s North of Annesburg inside a tomb near the Roanoke River. Head inside and you’ll find a Viking Helmet, Viking Hatchet and the Ancient Viking Comb (tucked behind some skulls which you can shoot).
Civil War Hat
Inside the civil war fort basement. Head into the fort and look for a way down a ladder into the basement. You will find both the hat and a Civil War Knife down here too.
On the head of scarecrow, southwest of Heartland Overflow. To obtain it, you’ll need to shoot the hat off, and likely alert the entire farmstead in the process. Get a mask on and you should have no trouble fleeing once you’ve nabbed it.
Scarecrow Derby Hat
On a scarecrow in the Braithwaite Manor’s cornfield.
Cattleman + Cutter + Rodeo Hat
You’ll find these hats on three NPCs on the small farm east of Flatneck Station.. They spawn seemingly at random and their hats are always different, so you’ll need a bit of luck on your side.
This one’s a bit of a mystery. It seems that you’ll need to attract the attention of a random conductor NPC when committing a crime. Steal their hat and you’ll add it to your collection.
Moonshine + Flop Hat
Make your way to Emerald Ranch in the Heartlands. There are two NPCs which will spawn during random hours of the day and wear these hats.
Wide Slouch + Panama + Jipijapa Panama Hat
- Wide Slouch - On an NPC around the Ambarino area, southwest from Window Rock. Hunt down NPCs who are travelling down the from mountain.
- Panama Fedora - Go inside the Rhodes post office during the afternoon and locate an NPC with the hat on.
- Jipijapa Panama - There’s a farm northeast of Rhodes. Look for an NPC with glasses on during the afternoon.
Slouch Bucket + Bag + Worn Stovepipe + Roanoke Hat
Make your way to Butcher’s Creek in New Hanover and steal these hats from the swamp folk.
Homburg + Gaucho + Farmer’s Hat
All of these hats can be found in an around Strawberry. Particularly on stagecoach drivers near this area.
Crown Bucket + Western Homburg
These hats can be found on NPCs in and around Annesburg.
Found on an NPC standing near a huge pit with coffins strewn nearby. He's on the south east side of Armadillo, by the schoolhouse.
Plantation Gambler + Boater Hat
- Plantation Gambler - On one particular guard who patrols Braithwaite Manor.
- Boater - In the post office at Rhodes. One particular NPC will have this hat on during the afternoon.
Guards will be wearing this hat on Guarma (once you've hit Chapter V). It might take some freeroaming and persistence for it to drop, so be patient.
Bolero + Straw + Pinned Hat
All of these hats can be found on the Del Lobo NPCs in Fort Mercer. Head into the hideout, kill the gang members, check for hats. If they don't drop any, return later and repeat the process.
Military Mountie + Forage + Officer Hat
- Military Mountie - Can be found during any mission where you're working for the Indian Reservation. It's a random drop, so keep an eye out for it whenever you're taking out enemies.
- Military Forage - Once you've beaten the Epiloge, you'll find the Lemoyne Raiders have returned around Rhodes and they've also taken up residence at the Shady Belle hideout.This hat is a random drop from these Lemoyne Raider camps, so keep at it and eventually it'll drop.
- Military Officer - Again, head to the Shady Belle hideout or hunt down Lemoyne Raiders around Rhodes. This hat is a random drop from these Lemoyne Raider camps, so keep at it and eventually it'll drop.
Classic Raccoon Mountain Hat
This hat can be found on a drunk named Jon who hangs around in the Valentine saloon beginning in Chapter 2. He only appears between 12PM and 6AM, so make sure you enter the saloon during this period.
You'll notice him going a big rant, so stand near him as his condition worsens. Eventually he'll take a swing at you, soak up the punch, then retaliate. You won't break the law this way! Once he's down, his hat should drop, so pick it up and don't search him as you'll be done for theft.