Avocado Straw Hat - White
Our best-selling hat in straw version. This hat is the perfect addition to all your summer plans. From markets to weddings or picnics, the Avocado Straw Hat is a warm weather staple.
The hat is handwoven with toquilla straw, a material made from the leaves from a type of palm tree that's abundant in the coast of Ecuador. You'll notice that our straw hats are incredibly lightweight and breathable which is why you'll reach for it all season long.
+ Brim: 3.25"
+ Crown: 4"
+ Ribbon: 0.7"
+ Hand-crafted in Ecuador
This hat fits true to size.
Here's how to measure your head to determine your hat size:
+ Wrap a tape measure around the widest part of your head (or around the part of your head where you’d wear the hat). Hold the tape measure tighter for a snug fit and looser for a more spacious fit.
+ You’ll want to measure to the nearest 1/8 inch.
+ Once you have that measurement, find your correct size using the following chart (if you’re between sizes we recommend going up a size):
Handling: The straw our hats are made with is delicate but easy to preserve by following these instructions:
1. Handle the hat by its brim- the oils in our hands can dry out the straw and cause it to crack over time.
2. Store the hat in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. We recommend that you store the hat on its crown instead of the brim since storing a hat on its brim can cause it to change shape.
3. Keep it away from water. We do not recommend you wear the hat in the rain as water can cause the straw to soften and change shapes.
4. Steam it at the beginning of every season. You can do this over a pot of boiling water or with a tea kettle. Steaming the hat will keep the straw moisturized and will prevent cracking.
Cleaning: Clean your straw hat with a soft bristled brush.
Each straw hat is hand-woven with toquilla straw that is harvested in Ecuador. The toquilla plant is cut down and the leaves are dried out which creates the straw that makes up each hat. The straw is bleached to get it to its natural color before it is hand-woven into the shape of a hood.
The weaving process is intricate and time-consuming. Our straw hats are grades 3-4. Straw hats are graded on a scale that determines how fine the weave of the hat is, the higher the number the smaller the weave and the longer it takes to make.
Once the hood is completed, the straw hat is shaped by our artisan partners. Click here to learn more about their production process here >>