Chloe Hat Chloe Hat

$40.00

Made in Mexico by Tula...

Made in Mexico by Tula Artisan

While living in Mexico decades ago, the founder of Tula Hats was introduced to the wide-brimmed palm hats that local artisans have been producing for more than four centuries. Tula strives to design fashionable hats that will also provide the wearer with UPF 50+ sun protection. 

The straw comes in bundles similar to bales of hay. The first step in making the Chloe hat is to prepare the straw on large spools. As the artisan sews the hat, the spool of palm straw sits next to them and spins as needed to feed the sewing machine. The strands of plaited palm are then sewn into a basic hat shape which will later go into a heated hat mold.

During the molding process, the hat is pressed between two pieces of heated metal that form the hat’s final shape. The hat stays in the mold for about 30seconds. After a cooling period, the inner sweatband and tag are sewn in. The hat is then ready for the finishing adornments – a black band and a button

One size (22" or hat size 7)
Asymmetrical 3 1/2" brim
Stretch sweatband
Hand-woven palm
UPF 50+

 

Made in Mexico by Tula Artisan

While living in Mexico decades ago, the founder of Tula Hats was introduced to the wide-brimmed palm hats that local artisans have been producing for more than four centuries. Tula strives to design fashionable hats that will also provide the wearer with UPF 50+ sun protection. 

The straw comes in bundles similar to bales of hay. The first step in making the Chloe hat is to prepare the straw on large spools. As the artisan sews the hat, the spool of palm straw sits next to them and spins as needed to feed the sewing machine. The strands of plaited palm are then sewn into a basic hat shape which will later go into a heated hat mold.

During the molding process, the hat is pressed between two pieces of heated metal that form the hat’s final shape. The hat stays in the mold for about 30seconds. After a cooling period, the inner sweatband and tag are sewn in. The hat is then ready for the finishing adornments – a black band and a button

One size (22" or hat size 7)
Asymmetrical 3 1/2" brim
Stretch sweatband
Hand-woven palm
UPF 50+