Sample: Palm Leaf Hat
For sunny days horseback, these Guatemalan palm leaf hats have become a staple around our ranches. Unshaped hats are perfect for customizing to personal preferences. Just submerge your hat in water, shape it to your liking, and let it dry.
Includes a handmade Leather Knot Hatband from our shop.
- made in Guatemala from palm leaf
- the included hatband is natural colored leather
- ships unshaped
Please note that these hats are made by hand, so sizes will vary slightly.
Samples from our shop are items that have not passed our stringent quality check for visual reasons, but are not structurally or functionally compromised.
Sunbody Hats are most typically sampled for the following reasons:
- Slight tearing in the palm leaf
- Odd shaping of the crown-- likely can be fixed with water
Please note that all sample purchases are non refundable.
FINDING YOUR SIZE
Our Sunbodies are Guatemalan hats, which have a foam-padded cotton twill sweatband that tends to shrink about 1% with heat and moisture. This is about 1/2 of a hat size (1/16" diameter). We recommend buying a Sunbody that is just a little bit loose to allow for this shrinkage, and adjusting the size with the included additional foam strip. This usually means buying one to two sizes larger than you normally wear as you'll see within our sizing chart below.
When checking the size of hats, Sunbody's criterion is that a hat should be at least the size marked on the label. That is, a 7-1/8 should be AT LEAST a 7-1/8 but not as large as a 7-1/4. Sizing will vary slightly, due to the handmade nature of the hats. If you are on the edge or unsure of which to order, size up.
To Determine Your Hat Size:
- Measure around your head where you wear your hats in inches (circumference). Use a soft tailor's tape or a piece of string, making sure not to pull tighter than you would like your hat to fit.
- Use the following chart to determine your hat size:
|Head Circumference||Normal Hat Size||Recommended Sunbody Hat Size|
|21" to 21-3/8"||6 3/4||6 7/8-7|
|21-3/8" to 21-3/4"||6 7/8||7 - 7 1/8|
|21-3/4" to 22-1/4"||7||7 1/8 - 7 1/4|
|22-1/4" to 22-5/8"||7 1/8||7 1/4 - 7 3/8|
|22-5/8" to 23"||7 1/4||7 3/8 - 7 1/2|
|23" to 23-3/8"||7 3/8||7 1/2 - 7 5/8|
|23-3/8" to 23-3/4"||7 1/2||7 5/8|
COMPLETE THE LOOK
Add one of our favorite Sunbody accessories.
A braided horsehair stampede string, so that you never have to worry about losing your hat.SHOP NOW
Last Chance Textiles Hatband
Made from upcycled fabric scraps, this twisted band adds a dash of color to your hat.SHOP NOW
Leather Knot Bracelet
Keep the knot theme going with a bracelet to complement the band of your hat.SHOP NOW
This adjustable hat band cinches down to fit most hats, and easily tightens by simply pulling each end of leather.SHOP NOW
WET IT. SHAPE IT. LOVE IT.
The beauty of a Sunbody hat is that it can be shaped to any style you like, making it a versatile option for men and women alike. Whether you want a buckaroo flat brim, a cattleman's crown, or something in between, you can shape it yourself to your liking. All you need is a little water!LEARN HOW TO SHAPE YOUR HAT