Big Brothers

Hoss Hat 

Hoss Cartwright was the "big" brother on the popular 1960s TV western "Bonanza," who wore a stylized 10-gallon cowboy hat. "I watched all those shows when I was a kid," Chris said. "This hat is my tribute to Hoss."

red steagall on steerOne of the first Hoss hats Chris made came on the request of a little brother, Glenn Higdon. He had the hat made for his older brother, David. David is pictured on a longhorn steer at the Houston Rodeo.

"Glenn told me that when people saw his brother sitting astride the steer with his hat on, they just had to have their pictures taken with him," Chris said.