Hero Image

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.


4-H Hat Guidelines

Green Hat - all members (UCANR logo hat must be used by July 1st, 2020)

White Hat - maybe be worn by Senior 4-H members (14 years old and up) that have received their white hats already. The white senior caps will be phased out by July 1st, 2020.


Placement of recognition and achievement pins and badges


Left side of hat

  • All-star, platinum, gold, silver, or bronze stars in front. You may "cascade" the stars however San Diego County prefers members wear their current star ranking only.
  • Place the junior/teen leader emblems (in that order) behind the stars. These are only worn while the member is serving as a junior or teen leader.
  • Project and other pins on the top portion of the hat.

Right side of hat

  • Stripes earned for each year completed in 4-H.
  • Year completion pin (primary, junior, intermediate and senior) - place above the stripe of the year the pin was earned, starting with the primary pins next to the 4-H clover
  • Officer pins - align with year earned.
  • 100% Attendance pins - place below the stripe of the year the pin was earned.


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.

For More Information on Uniform and Dress Guidelines Click Here

4-H Supplies

4-H Hats, Scarves, and Ties
Leslie Carman 4-H Supplies
P.O. Box 2351
Atascadero, CA 93423
(805) 462-9433

Record Book Covers, Curriculum, & Memorabilia
National 4-H Supply Service


Policy on Replacement of Lost 4-H Pins:

Pins awarded by club: Members are to contact their local club leader about lost pins that were awarded by the club. The club leader will order a replacement pin at the member's expense.

Pins awarded by county: Members are to contact the 4-H office about any lose pins awarded by the county, including level testing pins. The county will order a replacement pin at the member's expense. The only exception will be year completion pins where a replacement can be obtained from the 4-H Office.


Order all Member Awards as follows:

Junior/Teen Leader Emblems: Club Leader obtains from the county office. 

Star Rank Emblems: to be ordered from the 4-H county office on the awards order form by the club leader.

Member Year Pins and Stripes: at the end of the club year, the community club leader will submit a request form to the 4-H county office. If a member's pin or stripe is lost or broken, contact the 4-H office for a replacement.

Member Project Pins & 100% Attendance Pins: The Community Club Leader orders the project pins each year from the national 4-H supply service. 4-H members need to notify their club leader if they need replacements, replacements will be ordered at the member's expense.