Whatever your reason for wearing a cowgirl hat, you should practice proper etiquette. These guidelines are the same for both cowgirls and cowboys.
Tip your hat to someone when you say hello to them, when someone thanks you, after getting directions or when you are excusing yourself.
Hats can be worn in someone’s home, but some cowgirls and cowboys prefer to remove them upon entering. However, you should take your hat off upon entering a public building, unless it is a public transportation building or a hotel. Hats should be removed in crowded elevators.
Take off your hat when a conversation gets serious, when you are being introduced and when saying goodbye.
Hats should be removed during the National Anthem and when your country’s flag is raised or passed. This is probably the most important cowgirl and cowboy hat rule.
Hats should be removed upon entering a funeral home. They can be worn again on the way to the burial site, but should be removed a second time upon walking into the vicinity of the burial location and during the funeral.
Hats should be removed during speeches and during the ceremony. However, it is OK to wear your hat during the reception
However, you should take your hat off upon entering a public building, ……Shoot , I’ll have to go back to my bank on Monday and apologize to that teller.