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Looking for a wideish hat that won't look stupid on the school run/in the park

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treacletart Sun 31-May-09 14:13:41

I need something with some decent coverage, but have so far only felt able to get away with the straw cowboy thing on holiday and the big 30's floppy on the beach or at a wedding. I'm thinking either another straw cowboy, or else something like this, or this (but minus the scarf). What do you think? Is it possible?

rowingboat Sun 31-May-09 14:35:44

It is quite tricky and depends on what you would be wearing for the school run. I have a couple of beanie type hats, which do the job and go with casual wear: jeans, fatigues or even a casual skirt.
They are easy to fold and stuff in a pocket when not in use, which is always handy.

treacletart Sun 31-May-09 15:21:23

Thing is I'm after something that'll give quite a bit of shade - I'm of the pale & freckly persuasion

angrypixie Sun 31-May-09 15:34:23

The first one is v masculine though

MrsAshleyBanjo Sun 31-May-09 15:40:18

Any good?

treacletart Sun 31-May-09 16:45:24

Hmm don't think I could pull off a trilby - not sure anyone except an ubercool teenager can. Quite like the stetson's but I'm still worried I'll look like an idiot - are they more acceptable now everyone knows its sensible to keep out of the sun?

rowingboat Sun 31-May-09 22:10:03

Is this any good or too boho

Molesworth Sun 31-May-09 22:18:32

some nice ones at Uniqlo

more at Millets

rowingboat Sun 31-May-09 22:24:51

Molesworth, a woman after my own heart, I went straight to Milletts as well. smile

Molesworth Sun 31-May-09 22:26:56


BusyBeeWithThree Sun 31-May-09 22:31:38

I've got this one and it is perfect her

BusyBeeWithThree Sun 31-May-09 22:32:04

here blush

Molesworth Sun 31-May-09 22:34:00

The Millets ones claim to give SPF 40+ [blinded by science emoticon]

rowingboat Sun 31-May-09 22:38:17


treacletart Wed 03-Jun-09 21:58:04

Well I actually made it into a local hat shop this week and bought one of these (I'm fairly confident it's nicer than this pic makes it look) and I'm hoping it'll get me through the school gate without ridicule. Also a wide brimmed straw number along these lines. Still not sure though...

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