Straw Sun Hat - Palm Leaf
Straw Sun Hat - Palm Leaf
2021 Straw Sun Hats - Ready to ship in 2-3 business days or less
Our new straw hat designs are here! These hats were created with love. These are great for keeping the sun out of your eyes and off your shoulders. Perfect for the beach, pool, boating, gardening or anything you do outdoors! Drawstring included to help your hat stay on in the wind. Woven ethically in a small workshop in China. The fabric design on the brim is not only cute, but will help protect the straw from becoming brittle over time.
Child's Size Fits Approx. 3-8 years - 54cm (21.26" diameter)
Straw hats are meant to protect you from the sun, but not from the rain. If your hat does get wet, it can lead to some undesirable consequences. Not only will the water cause it to swell and eventually lose its shape, but it also can cause rot. If your hat does get wet, be sure to let it air dry in a well ventilated area.
The fibers in your straw hat are vulnerable to extreme temperatures, so make sure not to leave it hot places like your car in the summertime. Extreme heat will crack and dry out the fibers, and the hat will end up looking frayed. Store your hat in a place where it's cool and won't get dirty. Putting it on the top shelf of a dark, dry closet or hanging it on a hook are both good ideas. Do not store your hat in a humid place. As straw is a natural product, a damp environment can cause rot or mold to appear. Never put your hat in a plastic bag, either, as this could lead to discoloration and mildew. When not in use, we recommend storing it in a hat box to keep dust and bugs off and prevent it from becoming misshapen. You can also stuff the inside top with tissue paper to help it keep its shape, or put it on a mannequin head and cover it with a white, cotton pillowcase.
A couple times a year you can wipe it down using a clean, damp cloth. Doing this will remove the dust that has accumulated and help keep your hat in top shape. The cloth you use should always be plain white so that no dyes are transferred to the hat. Alternatively, you can clean your hat using a soft-bristled brush. This should remove dirt and debris, including pollen and dust. Brushing your hat regularly should prevent dirt build-up, staining and discoloration.
Heat and straw don’t go well with each other. But, in a controlled setting, some heat can help you out if you want to put your hat in its original state. To do this, you’ll need some steam.The steam will make the fibers loosen up and easy to manipulate. After they are in such a condition, you can easily return them to their original state. Just be gentle, since you can damage the material pretty easily. When you shape your hat the way you want it to be, leave it for a few hours to cool down and make sure it completely dries if the steam leaves some water behind. The straw will harden and stay the way you placed it. Take care not to use too much steam as the water can accumulate and cause damage to the straw. Reshape at your own risk**
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