STRAW HAT MONTH - April

Straw Hat Month - April

STRAW HAT MONTH

As warmer weather arrives, Straw Hat Month reminds us to box up the knitted cap and felt hats for the cooler shade protection of straw hats. Straw hats are more than an accessory, they offer protection from the sun and have been worn for thousands of years.

Straw hats are made by weaving and shaping straw fibers. While they also come in a variety of colors, the most common is the natural color of the fiber used. These stylish lids come in numerous shapes and sizes, too! There’s a straw hat for everyone, you just need to find the one that is right for you.

They are also multipurpose. Use them to carry a collection of berries, shells, or all the toys left in the sandbox. With so many styles to choose from, you can add several hats to your accessories for multiple occasions. Consider a new hat for a summer parade, beachcombing, a day at the park, a dinner party and gardening.

HOW TO OBSERVE #StrawHatMonth

  • Wear your favorite straw hat.
  • Go shopping for a new straw hat.
  • Take a selfie in your favorite straw hat.
  • Give one as a gift.
  • Use #StrawHatMonth to share on social media.

STRAW HAT MONTH HISTORY

The Headwear Information Bureau sponsored Straw Hat Month to remind everyone to put away their cloth and felt hats in exchange for the airier straw hats for spring and summer.