We offer two additional weaves, the Twisted and Crochet, which are very popular due to their qualities of being rollable, durable and affordable. They produce more casual style hats in comparison to the more refined woven Brisa or Llano weaves. This is due to the textural surface of the Twisted and Crochet weaves.
To make a Twisted straw hat, the weaver will twist the straw fibres in a twine-like fashion as the plait the hat base. This technique creates a hat that is durable, flexibe and well-ventilated due to its open style weave. The twisted weave produces a rollable hat and with it’s affordable and casual style makes it great choice for travel.
A Crochet weave produces our most durable style of hat. Entire strands of the toquilla straw are hand-crocheted in the same way as wool yarn is used to produce a bobble hat. A hat made with our crochet weave will flexible, robust and easy to put back into shape so it’s perfect for people with active lifestyles, such as gardeners, ramblers, backpackers and surfers.