Daily Archives: June 2, 2012

How to Roll and store your Montecristi Panama Hat


As many of you are aware, we have been striving to feature more handmade items in the store and on our website (www.scentsations-online.com)  This week we got in a gorgeous shipment of Montecristi Handwoven Panama Hats. Perfect for men and women of all ages and a great way to help keep the heat and the sun off your noggin!

I have had a few questions about how to care for them so thought it would be a fabulous idea to give you some helpful care tips.

One of the reasons why I love these hats is that the weave fines and the softness of the toquilla straw allow this class is Panama Hat to be to be rolled up for easy packing.   Although the panama Hat is very flexible we recommend to roll hats up only for travel reasons because the straw may crack if this practice is used too often.

Follow the following rules for a safe care when rolling your hat:

1. Roll not fold.  Panama Hats can be rolled but be careful not to fold it because it may result in cracking the straw or damaging the weave.

2. Roll Up your hat just for travel reasons. The longer the hat remains rolled, the longer the time its going to take to return to its original form.

3. It is not recommendable to roll budget or standard Cuenca hats since the straw is thicker and easier to crack.   The finer the weave, the better to roll.

4. Do not roll dried out hats. Panama hats love Florida and  need a little of humidity in order to be rolled, that is why if the hat is exposed to a warm and dry weather the hat can dry out and rolling it under these conditions might result in cracking.

5. Store your  Panama Hat in its original shape.