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This is a crochet hand woven Cuenca hat. Made of the same type of straw of the famous "Panama hats" (Paja Toquilla). These hats are woven with different coloration's of dyed straw that gives the hat a nice and colorful touch. Very durable straw very resistant to rolling or crushing for the kind of crochet stitch pattern this hat uses 4 times more straw then any other panama hat! They can be worn with or without any exterior hat band. Great quality and durability and they are ideal for wearing at the beach or any outdoor activities.
Similar a Montecristi weave and many times called a "Montecristi hat" and sold as such in the open market, but it actually isn't. It is made in Cuenca Ecuador so it is a genuine "Panama hat" but not a "Montecristi Panama hat" since it was not made in the city of Montecristi.
This Cuenca version of the "Montecristi hat" goes through the normal treatments of a Cuenca hat. The weave pattern is looser and if you hold it to the sun you will see it is a more open weave, not as air tight as a Montecristi hat. To the untrained eye it does look a lot like a Montecristi hat and in many ways even the coloration can be very similar. That doesn't make it a bad hat, it just makes it a Cuenca hat. They have their upside in price!Cuenca Grade 6 - this can be compared to a Montecristi Fino to Super Fino grade of weave. So this is a nice weave!
Blocked in a long oval, can be requested in any type of oval (standard oval, long oval, or X-long oval)
Crown: Front 3.6"/9cm, Back 3.8"/9.5cm
This Panama hat is the classic fedora style, known also as a center dent crown, due to the dent that runs down the center of the crown.
The classic fedora is blocked on a semi long oval hat block rather then a perfectly round one to fit the average person better.
Snap brim on the front causing the brim to tip downward slightly and upward in the back just a little.
Almost a Stingy Brim: Just a bit smaller then our standard brim. Does offer some shade protection but more often selected for the style. Some people just look great in short brims!
Each and every Panama hat we sell is handmade right here in Ecuador, so no two hats are exactly alike.
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2. Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your head being sure the tape falls above your ears and the ridge of your eyebrows.
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