Banjo Paterson Hat

by Akubra
Australia
$190.00
Item No. 1622
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The Banjo Paterson from Akubra's Heritage Collection of outstanding hats is a great style suitable for town or country wear, named after the Australian poet and writer. The pre-creased crown has a wide center crease with side dents in the front. The crown is 4 inches high at the front, 4½ inches at the sides. The brim is 2¾ inches wide. The striking hat band, ½ inch wide, is made from the skin of the Barramundi, one of Australia's fine food fishes found in the Condamine and other northern rivers of Australia. Premium quality pure fur felt, fully lined. Reeded roan leather sweatband. UPF rating 50+. Made in Australia.

The Banjo Paterson from Akubra's Heritage Collection of outstanding hats is a great style suitable for town or country wear, named after the Australian poet and writer. The pre-creased crown has a wide center crease with side dents in the front. The crown is 4 inches high at the front, 4½ inches at the sides. The brim is 2¾ inches wide. The striking hat band, ½ inch wide, is made from the skin of the Barramundi, one of Australia's fine food fishes found in the Condamine and other northern rivers of Australia. Premium quality pure fur felt, fully lined. Reeded roan leather sweatband. UPF rating 50+. Made in Australia.

  • View Colors
    • Heritage Fawn
    • Charcoal
  • Product Features
    • Premium quality pure fur felt
    • Pre-creased center crease crown
      4" high at the front, 4½" high at the sides
    • 2¾" brim, raw edge
    • Barramundi leather band
    • Fully lined
    • Premium reeded roan leather sweatband
    • No chin strap hooks
    • Colors are Heritage Fawn or Charcoal
    • Sizes 54 (6¾) through 64 (8)
    • Akubra's Heritage Collection
    • Made in Australia by Akubra
  • Hat Sizing and Care

    Heads come in all sizes, and in a surprising variety of shapes. Although fur felt hats are adaptable, and will usually conform to differences in shape with a little wearing, it is essential that the size be correct for the head.

    To determine your hat size, measure the circumference around your head, keeping the tape level and firm, across the temples and above the eyebrow ridges. Check the size chart given below. For in-between measurements use the next size up.

    Circumference of head where hat brim sits:

    Inches 21⅛ 21½ 21⅞ 22¼ 22⅝ 23 23½ 23⅞ 24¼ 24⅝ 25 25½
    US Hat Size 6⅞ 7 7⅛ 7⅜ 7⅝ 7⅞ 8 8⅛
    Metric Size 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
    Inches US Hat Size Metric Hat Size
    21⅛ 54
    21½ 6⅞ 55
    21⅞ 7 56
    22¼ 7⅛ 57
    22⅝ 58
    23 7⅜ 59
    23½ 60
    23⅞ 7⅝ 61
    24¼ 62
    24⅝ 7⅞ 63
    25 8 64
    25½ 8⅛ 65

    Check the Fit
    When your hat arrives, check the fit before wearing to make sure you have ordered the correct size:

    1. The sweatband inside the hat should fit securely on the head without binding.

    2. For some in-between sizes, and for some head shapes, greater comfort may be attained by placing felt pads inside the sweatband. Felt pads are enclosed with Akubra hats.

    3. The top of the crown should not be so low that it touches the top of your head and prevents the hat from coming down far enough to seat properly. If it does, with a leather or cloth hat you may need a smaller size. With an Akubra fur felt hat the top can be adjusted. Check the information sheet supplied with the hat.

    If the hat does not fit, recheck your hat size, and exchange your hat for the correct size. Hats in unused condition with all tags can be returned within 90 days of purchase for exchange or full refund of product price.

    Hat Care
    Akubra Hats are made to be worn by active outdoorspeople. They are made to give full satisfaction during years of service, through sun and rain. There is no need to baby your Akubra, but if you treat it with understanding, it will look better and last longer.

    Do not pick up your hat by pinching the crown, either at the top or front. Pinching will flex the felt, and eventually cause a hole or crack to develop in the felt. It is best to pick up the hat either by the front and back of the brim, or by placing the thumbs inside the leather sweat band at the sides with the fingers just touching the outside edge of the brim.

    Rain or sun do not harm a pure fur felt hat. There is no need for plastic rain covers -- these merely keep the felt from breathing properly and so make your head uncomfortable. Do not heat a wet hat. Heat will shrink the felt, as well as the leather. Stand the hat upside down on its crown, or hang on a hook in a cool place and let it dry naturally. Wet felt retains the shape in which it dries, so make sure the brim and crown are shaped as you want them before drying. Do not leave a hat standing flat on its brim, as this will distort the brim. Never put your hat on the back ledge of your car or truck in the sun, as the heat may shrink and damage the leather sweatband. If your hats must of necessity be dried or stored under warm conditions, storing the hat on a Hat Stretcher, set to your hat size, will be beneficial.

    Dust and grime are bound to accumulate on a hat under any normal conditions. Dust can be removed by brushing with a soft brush. Always brush with the nap, in a counterclockwise direction. Dust can also be removed by wiping the hat with a damp (not wet) towel.

  • Banjo Paterson
    A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, born in 1864, spent his boyhood years in the Australian countryside near Yass. Although he began training as a solicitor, he turned to journalism and was a correspondent in the Boer war. His verse was first published in The Bulletin -- Australia's most widely read and influential journal of politics and literature -- in 1889. His best known ballad is The Man from Snowy River. Although there is now some dispute, it is generally believed that Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda in about 1895.

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