It's best to spot clean all cloth hats with a damp cloth using cold water, or hand-wash in a sink if necessary. We recommend using plant-based soaps because regular detergents can be toxic for our waterways.
Always let your hat dry naturally. If your hat gets out of shape, you can use steam from a tea kettle to reshape it. Hold the hat in the steam and allow it to soften. You can then reshape your hat to its original shape and then let it cool down before wearing.
Another option to take out wrinkles on the brim is to place a clean rag or old T-shirt over the wrinkled area then iron the area.
Great hat. Only issue is sizing. I ordered 2 different hats at the same time, both in the large. This hat is way bigger that the other which fits great. They sent me the sizing strips which I just got and put in, so haven’t worn it much yet. My feeling is that the fixing strips will compress and leave the hat too loose, but we’ll see.
First I checked the sizing chart against the numbered sizing of my existing hats. Based on the corresponding numbers in the chart, I ordered a medium. It arrived a day earlier than expected, however, it was too big. I didn't feel that ordering the resizing strips would make a sufficient difference. I emailed a request for a return and two days later it was allowed. A prepaid USPS sticker was provided for printing out and placing on the original package. After a couple of days, I received an email that my PayPal would be credited as the return had been received. I then ordered a small. After receiving it I checked the fit and it was perfect. I live in a windy area and the hat sits well when others might blow off. I would prefer a little broader brim for shading. The material inside the hat helps keep the shape. Overall a well designed and attractive hat.
I waited for this hat for a long time because I have had the same hat for several years and I loved it but the large size was no longer available. I even bought 2 now that they are available. I love the style. This new hat is bigger and does not fit me the same as the previous version. My second complaint is that only the dark brown bands were available and I much prefer the understated look of the medium tone green bands. The dark band around the brim highlights the waviness of the brim where on the green banded one, that is hardly noticeable. That being said, this style and quality of hat is the best that I have found for me.
Received hat, a little bit too big, so I I used the adhesive strip and everything is fine, great hat , feels good and looks really great.
I have bought one of these hats every two or three years since 2008. It keeps the sun off your scalp, face, and ears. Light weight, great for summer and spring. Definitely not a winter hat.Comfortable. I use it when working in the outdoors, and it eventually sustains enough damage from tree branches, sweat,etc, that I get a new one. Wish they would make the identical style in felt so I could wear it when it gets cold and rainy.