How to Crease a Palm Leaf

Palm leaf hats are a popular hat for summer. Favorited among cowboys, cowgirls and those who’ve never set foot near a horse, they’re durable, flexible, easy to keep nice and they last a long time. I live in mine come summer (like everyday live in them), and this was the first year in the last six that I finally had to buy a new one because my other one had given up the ghost.

Palm Leaf Hats are versatile, easy to shape and last a long time.

Photo by Kristina Barker

Palm Leaf Hats are versatile, easy to shape and last a long time.

Photo by Kristina Barker

Palm Leaf Hats are versatile, easy to shape and last a long time.

Photo by Abby Prather

One of the best things about a Palm Leaf, is that you can change the look of it daily, if you like. They’re easy to shape. Dunk them in a water tank, the kitchen sink, the bathtub, or hose them off, and you’re ready to get down to business.

Palm Leaf Hats are versatile, easy to shape and last a long time.

Photo by Abby Prather

Palm Leaf Hats are versatile, easy to shape and last a long time.

Photo by Abby Prather

In the video below I show you how to crease one. Don’t be scared to get in there, and try.

These hats are made by Sunbody, but you can also find handmade Palm Leaf Hats through Big Bend Saddlery in Alpine Texas. I’ve owned hats from both places. And they’re equally awesome!

Best of luck in your hat-creasing endeavors!

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