This Site is specially designed to help Welding Professionals and Tradespeople looking for protective and comfortable custom hats worn under welding helmets and hard hats.

“My husband is an experienced Certified Welder.
He and his co-workers love these beautiful,
comfortable and protective Hats so much!”

We are a small business in B.C., with a passion in creating comfortable and protective headwear and accessories for Professional Welders and Tradespeople.                       

Katherine Hawks, the owner of the Kootenay Hats©, SPH works closely with her husband, who is a certified welder for 35 years to deliver unique and colorful hats. She loves sewing and color co-ordination since her childhood.  Her Mom was a contract sewer and Katherine first learnt sewing from her Mom when she was 14. She has lived in and travelled to different parts of Canada as well as abroad.  She loves arts, nature, travel, music, and Feng Shui arrangement.

Her Mission is to create comfortable and protective headwear, give new life to this traditional headwear and to inspire happiness for Tradespeople.

To see our current available patterns, click  on the above Welding Hats Catalog.

We offer a traditional 6 panel stylish hat design of which we have very much reduced the excessive materials in the crown and temple areas. We carry a wide selection of beautiful and sharp looking fabric patterns and themes, and is a pleasure to own.  These hats are compact in size and can be folded up nicely in your pocket so you will never leave your home without them!

Read the Testimonials of some of our Happy Clients and get your Awesome Welding Hats today!  If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Our Hats Off To Tradespeople.

Around the World, Tradespeople work very hard and give their effort in various tough environment, and this has made our World a warm and wonderful place to live in. Thank you very much indeed and Our Hats Off To You All!! 

Click HERE to see Tribute Poem to the Tradespeople, “The Road Builders”, and Enjoy!