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Hemp is the world’s premier renewable resource. Hemp is extremely efficient from an environmental perspective. Hemp needs no pesticides or herbicides because it is unpalatable to insects and it grows too quickly for any weed to compete. By contrast, cotton uses more pesticides than any other commercial crop, leaving the soil depleted. This means that half of the chemical runoff polluting our rivers and lakes come from cotton growing. Hemp only uses 1/20th the amount of water to grow and process as regular cotton. Also hemp is a great feeling yarn and very comfortable to wear.
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world. Growing as fast as 47.6 inches in a 24-hour period reaching maturity quickly. And it does this without the need for pesticides and fertilizers. It does not require replanting after harvesting. It tolerates extremes, generates more oxygen than trees and is considered a critical element in the balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, resists odors, and is biodegradable. People who have sensitive skin can wear bamboo fabric without any problems and it doesn’t itch.
Your order can take anywhere from one to two weeks to ship depending on how many orders are in front of yours. You can email us first if you like to see the lead time, most common time frame is after you order it takes 9 – 12 business days until your hat ships and then shipping time of 4-5 days depending on where you live. Occasionally we are waiting on a shipment of yarn to reach us and this could delay your order by a couple days. We always keep good email contact with our customers.
Hemp yarn is a long fiber material. You may have a couple of the stiffer fibers in the yarn pop out as the yarn softens. You can carefully trim these off with a sharp pair of scissors to keep your hat looking great.
You can use your shampoo or laundry soap to freshen up your hat. We don’t recommend washing it with other clothes because it can get smashed under all the weight, same with the dryer. Best way is to wash it in the sink and after that you can even soak it in some hair conditioner for 10 minutes to soften the yarn even more. Wash it all out and hang or lay your hat flat to dry. If your hat is taking a long time to dry, speed it up by placing it in the sun outside or put in front of a fan. We have styrofoam heads that we put our hats on to dry. This works great for drying and storing your hat. As it dries and you stretch it over your head it will relax back to the original size. Right after it is washed it fits tighter and as you wear it around it will relax and become a little looser. Wash, wear and repeat 🙂
Hemp absorbs lots of water, so when you get it wet it sort of swells up causing the stitches to tighten. As it dries and you stretch it over your head it will relax back to the original size. Right after it is washed it fits tighter and as you wear it around it will relax and become a little looser. Wash, wear and repeat 🙂
The light weight beanie is good for spring, summer, fall weather conditions. Also many people get the visor on them to wear in the summer for sun protection (hemp naturally repels up to 90% of UV rays). Wear them to the pool or on days you don’t want to brush your hair! These are very comfortable to wear since hemp naturally helps retain your natural body temperature.The hemp becomes super soft and not itchy. Check out the new sun hats we just added to the site.
Not sure where you live, but we are in Colorado and the midweight beanies keep us pretty warm on typical winter days. More extreme conditions, snowboarding down the hill at 30mph or very windy blizzardy days, the midweight hats will not be warm enough. If you have lots of hair they are even warmer and if you have little hair they will be a little cooler. Hemp naturally helps you maintain body temperature and that is why it is comfortable to wear. We have a style of hat that is much warmer that has a fuzzy bamboo yarn crocheted with the hemp yarn to make much warmer hats.
No difference in visor/bill, some people just use different terms. Also many people get the visor on them to wear in the summer for sun protection (hemp naturally repels up to 90% of UV rays). The bill sticks out a little over 2″ from your head and we find this a good length to keep the sun off your cheeks and nose. Visor same on midweight beanies. Visor benefits is basically sun protection and people like the option of wearing it backwards, folded up, to the side, etc. The visor on the hats is flexible, you must adjust it each time you put it on and wash it. Just grab the visor with both hands, pull forward & out shaping the visor to your liking. Repeat as needed.
The stash pockets are available on the midweight, slouch, and net hats. We don’t offer them for the lightweight beanies because there is not much thickness to the hat to hide your fat stash!