Archipelago Crochet Panama

Archipelago Crochet Panama


A Stylish Hat for Endless Adventures

Inspired by our wanderlust and the need for a versatile sun hat to accompany us on all our adventures, the Archipelago Panama hat encapsulates the essence of exploration and refined, yet easy going, style. Crafted through meticulous hand-crocheting, this Panama hat strikes the ideal balance between practicality and sophistication, making it the perfect companion for your journeys.

Lightweight and breathable, it shields you from the sun while keeping you cool on your adventures. Whether packing for an island-hopping excursion or exploring bustling markets, its flexible and durable crochet crown ensure it travels effortlessly with you. By combining smooth llano weave to create the brim, it provides structure to the design.

The timeless fedora silhouette flatters any face shape, making it as versatile as your itinerary. From exploring vibrant streets to relaxing poolside, it transitions seamlessly. The handwoven vegetable-tanned leather band in a muted azure blue adds a touch of nautical flair, complementing your summer look with a hint of artisan craftsmanship.

Archipelago Crochet Panama

Design & Craftsmanship

Sustainably Grown: Community grown toquilla straw.

Hand-crocheted weave crown: Durable and flexible.

 •Travel friendly and rollable:  Read our hat guide.

• Handwoven leather band: vegetable-tanned eco-alternative.

• Pachacuti Logo: Stainless steel pin.

•  Llano brim is approximately 7cm: Brim widths may vary as they are hand finished.

Artisan Crafted in Ecuador:  Commitment to Fair Trade. Meet our hat weavers.

Archipelago Crochet Panama
Why do we love crochet weaves?


Not only do crochet weaves provide excellent ventilation, they are robust and durable.  The weaving technique enhances the hat’s structural integrity, making it textile-like and strong enough to withstand a firm handling.  The durability ensures that your Panama hat remains a long-lasting accessory, making it a practical and reliable choice for those seeking both style and functionality.

Archipelago Crochet Panama


“The world is a great book…they who never stir from home read only a page.


St. Augustine


Archipelago Crochet Panama
Harvesting a Sustainable Fibre


Our hats are crafted from Paja Toquilla, or toquilla straw, organically grown and sustainably harvested from a community-owned plantation in the coastal region of Ecuador. This eco-friendly approach not only supports the local community by providing a source of income but also promotes biodiversity and helps preserve the environment for future generations.

Archipelago Crochet Panama
Our Socially Conscience Commitment


For over 30 years, Pachacuti has been dedicated to Fair Trade practices in Ecuador, collaborating closely with our skilled weavers. Our commitment to Fair Trade extends beyond mere commerce; it’s a partnership that values and sustains the artistry of traditional craft. With each exquisitely crafted product, we weave not just intricate patterns but also intergenerational bonds, honouring the expertise passed down through generations. Pachacuti is not just a brand; it’s a celebration of craftsmanship, heritage, and the enduring spirit of collaboration.

Archipelago Crochet Panama



Click the image below to watch a video about our production process.

Archipelago Crochet Panama video