California 4-H Hat
The 4-H uniform hat is a source of pride for the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
California is the only state to have a 4-H uniform hat!
Many members use the hat to display their achievement pins. A 4-H uniform hat is NOT required for membership in the California 4-H Youth Development Program or for participation in any 4-H activity, event, or occasion.
Guidelines effective July 1, 2015
Official green California 4-H uniform hat is branded with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and the 4-H clover logo mark. Hats can be purchased through Leslie Carman 4-H Supplies.
Transition from white hat
Senior level members may continue to use their white hat for the remainder of their 4-H career. New senior members as of July 1, 2015 will be able to purchase a white hat from Leslie Carman until December 31, 2015. Senior members may also convert to the green hat as they choose.
It is expected that by July 1, 2020, all members will be wearing the California 4-H uniform green hats.
Left side of hat
Right side of hat
Note: If a member earns more year stripes than can fit on the right side of the hat, they may "wrap around" their stripes and continue onto the left side of the hat.
- Medals may be worn on either side of the hat. Placing them on the left is recommended.
- Note: No other pin or ribbon should be worn on the hat other than 4-H related items. The hat should reflect the dignity of the 4-H Youth Development Program. Some items that should not be worn on the hat include buttons, fair medals, convention badges or other regalia.