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. I wear it every day on my walk in Up-country Maui, Hawaii. I'm completely bald so not only is it stylish but it saves my gleaming dome.
One hint, don't panic if yours does not fit out of the box. Follow the instructions and add the foam strips where appropriate. Mine fits great now.
We certainly appreciate you adding the last tip about the sizing strips. Also, I'm jealous that you're enjoying the hat in such an awesome tropical setting like Maui! Mahalo for your support!
First, this is a beautifully designed hat. Very nice silhouette, casual shape, and the ribbon trim on the rim is a very nice touch. However, the hat that arrived is too large to fit. I wear a 7-3/8 size and most L-size hats are a perfect fit. This hat is an L but is easily a full size too large; it sits directly on top of my head and wobbles with enough room for a finger to fit under the crown on either side at the same time. Conner supplies a complimentary "just in case" envelope with the hat containing adhesive-backed liners to help fit a hat that may be a little too large; I placed these (tape not removed) inside the inner band, but they made little difference. It is still too large and wobbles freely.
I will not be replacing the hat for a smaller size, as I also found the hat to be uncomfortable, irrespective of size. The crown is VERY stiff (to be fair, this is pointed out in the video) and, IMO, is too heavy for wear on a hot day (I live in Texas). The discomfort is also because I am bald and the crown is too shallow, which means the top (even properly sized) sits against the top of my head. From experience, that can lead to scalp problems and unfortunate stains on top of the hat. Conner has other hats that I would be very happy to exchange for, if the returns section on the website allowed that as an option. This is obviously a well-made hat and I am disappointed that it won't work for me. I'll definitely try something else.
We appreciate the honest review of the hat and especially why it wasn't suitable for you. If you haven't already, I can suggest the following hemp hats that do have a higher crown that might at the very least avoid rubbing against the top of your head.
Hi, I have already received my Hemp Sun Shade Hat in perfect conditions. I love it a lot. I had been looking for a hat made of hemp fabric until I found it in your environmentally responsible company. I live in Catalunya, between the sunny Mediterranean climate and the wild mountains of the Pyrenees and the material and the gambler look of the hat fit the bill perfectly. My size 58 is usually between M and L and it was a little big but with a little trick it fits like a glove. Let me congratulate you on your extensive and excellent collection of hats. I hope that you will present soon new models of your hemp collection. Thank you very much for all!
We're glad that you are liking the hat! If you are on social media, do tag us in any pictures you post of you wearing the hat when you are out and about in Catalunya. We would love to see your beautiful side of the world!