Happy National Straw Hat Day! Yes, it’s a real holiday and a real event happening on May 15th every year dedicated to celebrating all things straw hats. If you didn’t know, a straw hat can be woven out of straw or straw-like materials from different plants or synthetics. The straw hat was originally designed to protect the head from the sun and against heatstroke, but are now also worn as fashion accessories.
There are several styles of straw hats, but all of them are woven using some sort of plant fiber. Many of these hats are formed in similar fashion to felt hats. They are softened by steam or submersion in hot water and then formed by hand. Finer and more expensive straw hats have a tighter and more consistent weave.
Straw hats originated from Europe and Asia since after the Middle Ages, during the summer months. President Theodore Roosevelt helped to popularize the straw Panama hat during his visit to the Panama Canal.
Today, Gigi Pip is the leader in straw hats. In today’s blog post, we are sharing our favorite straw hats because what is summer without a good, straw, sun hat for beach days and pool hangs. Check out some of our picks:
The Addie, with wide brim sun hat made from genuine raffia straw,is our sure statement. The domed crown is trimmed with genuine leather detail. With a 5″ brim, Addie is perfect for staying out of the sun for a day on the lake. She even has an adjustable inner band to ensure the perfect fit. Go pack the cooler and blow up the pool floats, summer just got a whole lot cuter.
Faye-Black Straw Boater Hat
You loved the OG Faye, so we brought her back in black. Just like its twin sister, the wide brim boater hat has an incredible personality and another adjustable inner band. The classic shape mixed with the traditional black band is a no-brainer. This hat is suits to wear in summer. A nice classic sun hat, can use for laying out in the sun, beach party, pool party, sailing, picnics, yard work, gardening, sun protection against harmful sun rays including premature wrinkles and sunburn;Also perfect for vacation,cruise attire and some fancy events as Kentucky Derby, Grand National, Melbourne Cup, weddings, church or religious gatherings.
The Gwen is natural colored pairing perfectly with any summer wardrobe and fitting for any summer day. Another sure statement piece, the Gwen will leave you dreaming of the beach.Protect your skin from harmful UV rays and keep your hair out of your face and eyes by wearing this comfortable cap during all your outdoor activities. Made of breathable, Available in many different styles & looks, these perfect hats make an excellent gifting idea for your friends and loved ones!