A safari shaped hat takes many forms but the most well-known is the Pith Helmet. Pith Helmets can be made from actual Pith which is soft spongy plant material but we use a coated paper called Toyo which is an excellent hat material. Pith Helmets were made famous in the 1800’s by British troops who wore them in arid and tropical locations around the world. We also focus on a safari hat crown shape and make it in a variety of materials. This is a very popular hybrid style hat for us and will serve you well on any adventure. Choose the right hat material in this great style for your next journey.