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GLOSSARY

1. BRIM - 3 layer projected edge of the hat attached to the crown that provides the shade.
2. CROWN - top of the hat that fits the head.
3. EYELETS -
  a.
Brass – 4mm standard.
  b. Mesh – 1cm diameter mesh covered eyelets. Designed to allow maximum ventilation and keep out any unwanted bugs and grit.
4. FABRIC -
  a. Canvas heavyweight cotton/poly – 340gm – 85% cotton / 15% polyester – strong unbleached tight square weave cloth.
  b. Corduroy – 240gm – 100% cotton – 8 wale (i.e. protruding ridges that run the length of the fabric) per square 2.5cm.
  c. Heavyweight cotton drill – 290gm tight weave with a diagonal weft.
  d. Lightweight cotton drill - 145gm tight weave with a diagonal weft.
  e. Microfibre – 50+ UV RATED- this is the fabric of the future.
  f. Poly/cotton – 75% polyester / 25% cotton – tight weave with a diagonal weft.
  g. Poly/viscose – 65% polyester / 35% viscose – crease resistant - tight weave with a diagonal weft.
5. HIDDEN POCKETS – 2 pockets sewn into the inside top of crown. Useful for keeping keys etc. The other main purpose of these pockets is that they provide a double layer of fabric on the top of the head thus guaranteeing absolutely no sun penetration.
6. OVER LOCKED & TAPED SEAMS – over locked & covered with a 1cm wide double stitched cotton tape. To stop the fabric fraying when washed.
7. SELF BOUND BRIM – brim has been bound around its outer edge with the same fabric.
8. SWEAT STOP HEADBAND - made with poly cotton or terry towelling. Outer fabric polyester fill and a strip of very thin plastic backing tape. It is designed to reduce the amount of sweat that passes through the headband to the fabric of the hat.
9. UNDER BRIM – fabric stitched on the underside of the brim.