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Friday Favorite: A Canvas Hat

May 12th, 2017

I’ve been wearing canvas hats for years. My first ones were purchased at Target 17 or so years ago. These have all worn out or gotten lost of the years, thus new hats were in order. I took the plunge and gave the Scala Wide Brimmed Hat a try. As soon as I put it on I knew it was going to be a winner!!!! The brim can be folded up partway, halfway, fully, or flipped all the way down for lots of coverage on a really sunny day. It shades my neck and part of my shoulders as well. I got these hats on Tuesday and wore them all day Wednesday and Thursday while working in the garden. They get 10 thumbs up from me! I didn’t have time to get Mr Chiots to snap a few pics, so you’ll have to do with a quick selfie.

These hats are perfect because they can be packed and don’t take up much space. In fact, I always have one in each car during the summer months, that way I’m never without a hat should I end up out in the sun. My skin does not tolerate sunscreen, so a hat is a necessity for me. When I find a hat I can wear comfortably all day, I’m super happy. Here in Maine, being able to hold up a head net during black fly season is also a necessity, this hat is perfect for that as well. I’m definitely buying a few more of these beauties and I’ll be buying some for gifts as well, now I just need to decide while color I want!

Do you wear a hat while working outside?

7 Comments to “Friday Favorite: A Canvas Hat”
  1. Emily on May 12, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I need a new gardening hat and this looks perfect. And reasonably priced! Are you wearing the charcoal? Love the color. I’m a fan of shades of gray.

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    • Susy on May 15, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Yes, this one is charcoal, I also have a light tan one, which is nice too. I like the dark colors for gardening because they don’t show the dirt. I get the lighter ones to leave in the cars for when I’m out and about.

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      • Emily on May 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

        Thank you Susy! finally a sunny day in Maine :)

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  2. Misti on May 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I do during the summer months, but usually a baseball hat. I really do need to get a hat like that, though.

    Great selfie! :)
    Misti´s last post ..Caterpillars

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  3. Karen on May 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Just ordered one! Thanks for telling us about these hats!!

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  4. Nebraska Dave on May 15, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Susy, I definitely have to wear a hat at all times. I sunburned my bald head once. I’ll never do that again. I usually wear a baseball hat but I’ve been thinking about finding a good garden hat. I’m not sure your hat would be the best for me but your post has got me to thinking again about a hat. I did finally purchase a pair of Duluth Trading Company shoes that are great for in the garden and doing yard work. My garden wardrobe it slowing growing. I’ve also been thinking about having some special T-shirts made that have Nebraska Dave – Terra Nova Gardens – Urban Farmer printed on the back for gardening.

    The free vegetable stand was a hit last year and will be bigger and better this year. One of the neighbors has already asked if I’ll be doing that again this year. It’s a good way to keep the harvest from going to waste.

    Have a great day in the Maine garden.

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  5. Jane Gray on May 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I got my Scala hat at TJMaxx in Ellsworth.

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