Hat Design and Expression – Aung Crown: The Shapes of Straw Hats
Woven hats can be divided into various woven ways, such as all-woven, partial woven with sewing, dense woven, hollow woven, double-layer woven, multi-layer woven, etc.
The designs of straw hats except for the changing on hat styles, also include the designs of woven ways. Because different woven ways can bring different styles and textural effects. Finally, the design changes also include decorative ornaments, such as drawstrings, satin ribbons, waist belts, decorative floral trims, sequins, feathers, etc.
Woven Straw Hats
The main styles of straw hats are wide-brim beach hats, small-brim bowlers, flat-top straw hats (hard straw hats), rounded-top straw hats, hollow-top sun visor straw hats, etc. Due to the different styles, materials, and wearing occasions, straw hats have become an essential accessory for modern urban women and men from ordinary sun protection. With the development of dying and the enrichment of woven crafts, more and more straw hats have entered the fashion industry. At the same time, people have pursued beauty continuously, therefore, there are more materials and styles for straw hats. With various expensive straws, straw hats have gradually become momentous and also can stand as one of the fashions.
The straw hat above is a hard straw hat with a flat top and a vertical crown. The angle between the crown and the brim is 90⁰ (vertical at the horizontal view), and the depth of the crown is low. The base of the hat is usually decorated with satin ribbons.
The Shapes of Straw Hats
The common shapes of straw hats are bowlers, flat-top hats, curved-brim hats, flat-brim hats, fedoras, bucket hats, etc. Each shape of the straw hat represents a style, such as casual style, elegant style, or trendy style.
Cloche Straw Hats
Cloche straw hats are common and also called bowlers. The crown of the hat is high and the brim is naturally down-sloping. When wearing, cloche straw hats are close to the heads. Just like the picture above.
Pillbox Straw Hats
Pillbox straw hats are round-box-shaped straw hats. There are two styles: with brim or without brim. The top of the hat is flat, and the hat is fastened on the head. There is also a smaller pillbox hat. It’s common to add beautiful and decorative flowers, feathers, beads, and tulle. In general, this kind of hat is suitable for social occasions.
Straw Bucket Hats
Straw bucket hats are round-top and short-crown with a down-titling brim. In general, there is a ribbon or belt on the place that is between the crown and the brim. Moreover, this ribbon or belt can cover the connecting part and can decorate the hats. What’s more, in order to be more suitable for women to wear, straw bucket hats will add some ornaments to make these hats rich, such as flowers, feathers, jewelry, etc.
Wide-Brim Straw Hats
Wide-brim straw hats are with wide brims. The main purpose of wide-brim straw hats is to provide sun protection and decorate the whole hat. In addition, wide-brim straw hats not only provide sun protection but also are more breathable and eco-friendly. It’s a great choice for outdoors or traveling. There can be many ornaments on the wide brim. The ornaments are simple and decorative ribbons, silk belts, complex feathers, silk flowers, jewelry, etc.
In ancient times, bamboo hats were a tool that could provide rain and sun protection, and people could see it anywhere. However, in modern times, bamboo hats have become a handicraft article, and they usually come out at some travel spots. Bamboo hats are a hat with a top and a wider bottom that is a conical shape, wear-resistant, and breathable. In the past, people focused on the utility of bamboo hats, therefore, they wouldn’t have so much on the surface of bamboo hats. Now, people use colorful bamboo to weave different patterns to decorate bamboo hats, or they directly paint on the surface of bamboo hats.
There are also other changes in the shapes of straw hats. Except for all the above common straw hat shapes, the crowns of straw hats also can have other styling changes.
In the end, all the above hats are about the shapes of straw hats: cloche straw hats, pillbox straw hats, straw bucket hats, wide-brim straw hats, and bamboo hats. All these straw hats not only provide sun protection but are also a great dressing accessory. What’s more, we will keep publishing more articles about hats. If you’re interested, please save our website to your bookmark, and we will launch our new articles and products on. Aung Crown is a professional hat maker founded in 1998. You can trust and try.