Straw hats can be spot-cleaned with a damp cloth. We recommend using plant-based soaps because regular detergents can be toxic to 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. Always place a hat upside down on its crown if you do not have a hat rack for storage.
Many of our straw hats come with a wire in the brim so you can shape the hat to match your style. With a little practice you can reshape your hat brim easily. Western styles are generally worn with the brim turned up on the sides and Australian style hats look great with a dip in the front and the back.
I ordered the large/xl (I have a medium-to-large head and like a looser fitting hat) and thought it might be too big at first, but actually it's great, a breezy, comfortable, attractive, plop it on your head and forget about it good hat. I like the bead to tighten the chin strap. I also have multiple Norcal open road hats which I love, and recently tried to branch out to another brand which I promptly returned because it wasn't a patch on the comfort and attractiveness of my Conner hats. I spend a lot of time outside and have chosen to become more diligent about wearing a hat, and Conner is helping make that a pleasure.
I bought this hat because I wanted better sun protection than a ball cap while out gardening or on the back deck. This hat is perfect for my needs and I have been wearing it constantly. It is cool, light, helps alleviate glare, and is super comfortable. I find that I sweat less since the hat is not in contact with my scalp and the band that is on the inside dries really quickly. I also feel that this hat is much sturdier than I was expecting from a straw hat which I am pleased about. I really cannot say enough about this hat and I highly recommend it.
We really appreciate your kind review for the hat. If you haven't already, do look up our hat care page to ensure the longevity of the hat.
Hat Care: https://connerhats.com/pages/hat-care
The pics made me
Believe the brim has some stiffness to it. I’m looking for
This hat but I want the brim to hold up and not flop down.
You can order our hat stiffner. I've put it here in this link: https://connerhats.com/products/bickmore-kahl-hat-stiffener
A piece of advice when applying it to the hat. Spray the underside of the hat (the brim) just in case there might be some discoloration to the material which would be noticeable if you did spray on the top.
Place the hat flat on the brim on a flat surface for an hour or two and then try it on. Repeat the process until you get the desired stiffness.
Love the hat! Just be aware though that they do run larger than I thought. Had to return for a s/m size.
Glad to see that you're a repeat customer! Thanks for the positive review and enjoy!
I have a hard time finding hats. This hat though, I love! Its so cute, simple and practical. Even at the small/medium size its a bit big for my head. Customer service was super helpful though and sent me some sizing tape no charge!. If i need another hat I will be definitely buying from them again :).
We're glad glad the sizing strips worked for you. You know where to find us when you need another hat. Enjoy!