California 4-H Hat
The 4-H uniform hat is a source of pride for the 4-H members in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. Many members use the hat to display their achievement pins.
California is the only state to have a 4-H uniform hat!
NOTE: 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, Inc..
By July 1, 2020, all white hats should be retired
In the past, Senior members transitioned to a white hat. As of July 1, 2020, all white hats should have transitioned to the official California 4-H green hat.
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.