Re: [gardeners] Garden hats

David G. Smith (
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 05:50:41 -0500

I just started wearing a hat for gardening a couple of years ago, a plain
straw hat.  Now I don't know how I did without it.  On a hot day I feel much
cooler with that little bit of shade, it helps keep the sun out of my eyes,
and it keeps my scalp from getting sunburned.

It's a pleasant thought now, as I'm going out to shovel snow in the 22
degree darkness.


----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
To: <gardens@LSV.UKY.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 10:19 AM
Subject: [gardeners] Garden hats

> 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
> or at least sweatband.  I want one that will not slide off or blow off,
> 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
> 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
> a lot must be done at a certain time, I slip into the perilous
> hours.  Margaret L