"EVE" // Wide Brim Straw Hat
Wheat Straw is grown and braided in Heibei Provance just west of Beijing. We buy hanks of fine braided straw, size 4.5mm. We begin the hat with a needle and thread, when it is large enough it is transferred to the straw sewing machine, where we build the hat body.
Black Horsehair braid, (nylon, made to mimic horsehair) is used for color and ventilation, and a velvet covered wire is carefully stitched onto the edge of the hat, and joined in the back.
This hat was made in our studio in Petersburg, Virginia.