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How to roll a Panama hat

A panama  hat (toquilla straw hat) is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Traditionally, hats were made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant, known locally as the toquilla palm or

Here's how to roll your new Panama hat    Panam hat

1. Start by wearing your new  Panama Hat
for a few days/weeks to soften the fibres

2. Push out the top of the hat from the inside      How to roll a Panama hat

3. Turn down the brim and gently flatten
the Panama hat. Make sure you are not tightly folding,
pinching or crushing the delicate natural fibres,
particularly near the crown.

4. You should now have an almost triangular

shape. But try not to make it too tight –
you should not actually fold the edges.

5. Now gently roll the Panama hat, starting from the brim on one side.
Be careful not to roll it too tightly, especially when it is new.

6. Now it is rolled, you can carefully place your Panama hat in
your storage tube or box and head to the sun!  

                      Panama hat tube

To unroll your Panama Hat
Try to unroll your hat as soon as you can. The straw can be likened to
linen - the hat may pick up some creases from being rolled, but most of
these will drop out once it is back in use. 

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