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 have never loved how hats look on my large head, but this one is cute enough and very practical. I had two trips planned that really put the "crushable" attribute to the test, and, unfortunately the hat did not come out unscathed. The first trip involved packing the hat in a duffle back for two flights, and near continuous use for hiking (including through canyons narrower than the hat). I wasn't sure whether it would be better to crush the hat into a flat circle, or use the "taco fold" and try to protect it. I opted for taco fold. It started to get some funny kinks in the brim. The second trip was five days of camping on the river. Three of those days, I needed to wear a helmet and pack the hat away in my waterproof duffle. The hat continued to get more kinks in the brim, and eventually I discovered that there is a plastic piece in the next to last row of the weaving, which broke and started poking out in one spot. I am a little bit crafty, so, unless Conner wants to fix it, I plan to find some light wire and either try to run the wire through the same channel as the plastic, or decoratively weave it around that row of raffia.
Oh no! The 'taco fold'. Our hat care page explains the difference between packable and crushable. I'm pasting it here for quick reference.
'The Difference Between Crushable and Packable
To find out if your hat is packable or crushable please refer to the product page.
Many of our cloth hats are packable, this means you could roll it up and put it in a bag and it will look fine after travel. We use the term “Crushable” for hats made from materials that can be accidentally crushed but not meant to be packed away for any amount of time. To travel with a crushable hat in a suitcase for example, you need to stuff the crown with t shirts and make sure the brim sits flat.
If your hat gets out of shape there are quite a few techniques to possibly fix it.'
You can find the above text when you peruse through this link: https://connerhats.com/pages/hat-care
It's in this link that you can find some easy maintenance tips. One of them would be using a steam iron to flatten out the kinks for your hat but seeing as the wire has snapped, it's a bit late for that advice. Unfortunately we're unable to fix hats with issues as yours.
As someone who has a larger than most sized head (lots of brains!) finding a comfortable hat is a challenge. My Tuscany, one size up, hat is a dream! So comfortable and cute. And it has a leather strap under the chin to keep it in place from wind. Five stars! Thank you, Conner Hats!
Love this hat. Wore it at the beach just this weekend. Great coverage and not too hot. So happy to find larger sizes. Thanks for the One Size Up!
And they're stylish too! Enjoy and stay sun safe!!
I bought this hat for my wife as an early Christmas present. She loves it! The brim in the front stays up so that she can see what she's doing, unlike the one she bought some time back from Goodwill. She tossed the old one in just a day or two and has commented on how much she likes this hat a number of times.
It certainly is a stylish hat and we're glad she loves it :).
This was a (Christmas) gift to a southern Texas mom that just loves every feature of this summer crown.
Glad we could make her happy and glad that you chose us to provide a gift.