on 30 January 2012
This hat is beautifully made and the material is lush and soft. However, I almost returned it after trying it out in the cold weather. I was looking for a hat that would keep my ears warm and thought the flaps on this one were the answer. However, as it is a "one size" hat, the wind still gets into your ears when you wear it. The straps that button under the chin are not adjustable, so if you have a smaller head/neck, the wind just tunnels in straight to your ears! However, I have a friend that sews and she managed to make an small alteration to the straps and now it is somewhat better.
The reason I was disappointed was that for the price paid for the hat, the fit and with the straps not being adjustable, I did not think it was good value - I could have bought a much cheaper hat and had the same results (and not been bothered about altering it!!).
Overall, it really is just "OK".