Re: [gardeners] Garden hats

George Shirley (
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:05:18 -0600

I have a big straw hat I wear when the sun is high, shades even my shoulders. I
use disposable sweat bands under it since I prespire greatly. I also have some
nice bandanas a friend sent me that can be soaked in water and have a gel in
them that keeps them moist for a long time.

Due to a need to get rid of a bunch of shirts from my former corporate life I
wear long sleeve white cotton dress shirts in the garden also. The neighbors do
stare when I wear my old tux shirt though, I think it's the ruffles. Helps cut
down on the trips to the dermatologist to get little spots excised.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> I have yet to form an affinity for a garden hat. I have nearly every kind
> there is except what I want. I want a hat with a removable, washable lining
> or at least sweatband.  I want one that will not slide off or blow off, but
> will shade my face. I also want to see. Kay Lancaster made me a great
> bonnet, but DH speaks 6 inches from me and I jump a mile because I didn't
> see him.  Kay told me to mark where my eyes are and send it back so she can
> revise...maybe I ought to do that.  But what kind of hats do y'all wear? I
> do wear sunblock and try not to garden between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., but when
> a lot must be done at a certain time, I slip into the perilous
> hours.  Margaret L