Monthly Archives: July 2019

Hats for Summer Vacation

Have you make some big plans for your summer vacation? I believe some of you may have planned to go out for having fun and spending a happy summer vacation. You may want to go hiking, camping, fishing or to the beach. Whatever you want to do, you should make sure that you will get the best protection from the sun. In addition to wearing sun-protective clothing and applying sunscreen, you can use a hat to protect you from the sun and its harmful rays. While you are playing outdoors, you have to expose to the sun for a long time even a couple of days. Therefore, you should ensure that your skin will not get sunburned and you will be protected under the sun. A stylish sun hat can offer you protection at all times. Here I would like to recommend you several kinds of sun hats that can be worn in the summer and give you protection.

No. 1 Baseball Cap

Summer is a great time for wearing a classic baseball cap. A baseball cap can be worn all the year around. The front of the cap is long enough to protect your face and eyes from the sun and UV radiation. Most people wear a baseball cap for playing golf. It is both casual and sporty styles that everyone can wear it. The back of the cap fits to the wearer’s head size.

No. 2 Straw Hat

A straw hat is often made of lightweight materials, such as natural straw or synthetic straw. The hat is designed to protect the head from the sun and against heat of the sun. It is one of the popular hats in the summer. Due to the hat’s fabric is the straw, it has perfect breathability that allows your head wicking moisture away and lets air pass through the fabric. It is a good summer hat that can protect you from the harmful rays of the sun without turning the top of your head into humid and sweaty. You can wear it to go camping, shopping or playing on the beach.

No. 3 Bucket Hat

A bucket hat is also called fisherman’s hat or fishing hat. This hat is usually made of cotton, canvas, polyester or denim and other materials, while they are all light in weight and some of hats are durable and packable, which means you can pack them into your pocket or luggage without damaging their shape. As the most popular hat in recent years, the bucket hat is favored by many young people. It is not a sun hat that to protect yourselves from the sun but also an accessory that completes your outfits.

No. 4 Panama Hat

A Panama hat is also known as an Ecuadorian hat or a toquilla straw hat. It was invented in the early 20th century. It is light both in color and the fabric. The most important point is that the hat has good breathability that keeps you cool and dry.  Panama hats are very popular as tropical and seaside accessories owing to their ease to wear and breathability.  

How to Take Care of Your Hats?

Some people like to wear many kinds of hats, such as fedoras, straw hats, bucket hats and other hats for four seasons. But do you know how to take care of your hats in a right way? It is no doubt that most of you aren’t aware of taking care of your hats or you don’t care about whether they are in a good condition.

It is best to go to a hat shop, and find a hat that suits you and makes you look good. Choose the best one that would definitely costs more money, but if you take care of your hat carefully, it can last your whole life, and let your money well spent, rather than those who look bad right from the start and is going to break in a few years.

Here are some tips to extend the life of your hat and make it look fresh and clean.

When it comes to store your hats, you may think of hanging them or put them in your wardrobe. You should know that when putting your hats on a flat surface, making sure put it upside down on its crown to keep its original shape. If you hang them on a hat rack or peg, make sure pegs or hooks are large enough to hold your hats. While a peg or a hook is just used to hang your hats in a short time rather than a long period of time, otherwise, the force of gravity pulling on the hats can change their shape. If don’t wear a hat for an extended period of time, then you may store the hat in a hatbox which can keep out the dust and moisture.

If your hat gets dirty, you can use a brush to clean it. You can use a horsehair brush to clean a felt hat. You can also buy brushes that are specially made for cleaning hats. Use a light-colored brush for cleaning light-colored hats and vice versa for dark-colored hats, as the brush color sometimes will transfer to the hat. When you brush your hat, you should be gentle. It will prolong its life.

Some people like to grab the crown of their hat when they take it off. It looks cool. Although your gesture may be gentle, it may damage your hat. All this squeezing can impair the crown’s ability to hold shape or cause irreparable creases. The oils and dirt on your hands will stain your hat too.

Therefore, you can grab the brim and take it off. After washing the hat, let it dry naturally as much as possible. Heat from a hair dryer or heater will deform or shrink the hat. Try to avoid wetting the straw hat as the moisture will cause the straw to swell and distort its shape. Never leave your hat in a hot place. Heat and sunlight can dry out, fade and shrink your hat. If your hat has a sweatband, you’d better turn it down to let it dry out.