How to find your hat in Red Dead Redemption 2

Three easy ways to find your lost hat in Red Dead Redemption 2.


Shortly after buying a new hat at the general store, I wandered into a saloon. It wasn’t long before a fist fight broke out, I got tossed through a window, and ended up covered in mud. As one does when they’re dirty, I headed for a hotel and took a bath. When I emerged, I realized I was missing my hat. This forced me to trace my steps, and eventually I found my hat on the saloon floor. I’ve lost my hat many times since then, and so will you, so this is how you find your hat when you lose it in Red Dead Redemption 2.

How to Find Your Hat

There are three ways to find your hat in Red Dead Redemption 2, the first of which is the long and painful way that I took. You can return to places you’ve recently visited, checking the floor to see if it dropped in the middle of a fight. Even though this can be a pain, part of me wishes this was the only way to get your hat back, or perhaps you could find someone wearing your hat later and confront them about it.

A hero without a hat just looks incomplete.
A hero without a hat just looks incomplete.

The second way to get your hat back in Red Dead Redemption 2 is to visit a Wardrobe. You can find one by your bed at whichever camp you’re staying at, or you can visit a hotel and use the Wardrobe there. You can cycle through all your clothing and customize Arthur Morgan the way you wish when you do this. Might as well take a fashion pass on yourself while you’re there to get your hat back, right?

The final way to get your hat back in Red Dead Redemption 2 is remarkably simple, although it does require your horse. Either on your horse or next to your horse, bring up the Weapon Wheel with L1/LB, then navigate to Horse using the R1/RB button. You’ll see a wheel with some items, one of which is your hat. If you own more than one hat you can cycle through them and choose your favorite. If your horse is too far away, though, you won’t be able to get your hat back until you’re near the animal, find a Wardrobe, or go scouring the ground near the location of your latest bout of fisticuffs.

Now that you’re whole again and have found your hat, visit the Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough and guide we have going, where we’ll help you learn how to start fishing, hunting, and even how to build a campfire anywhere in the game.


Bill, who is also known as Rumpo, is a lifelong gamer and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He is known for his guide writing and, unsettlingly enough, enjoys grinding out in-depth collectible articles. Tweet him @RumpoPlays if you have a question or comment about one of his guides.

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