Hats 101

   
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STEP BY STEP

How to Order

Step One

PICK A PRODUCT.  There are a handful of products to consider, like Hats, Visors, Buckets and Cold Weather Knits. And within each there are various silhouettes, like Stretch-Fit, Ultra-Fit, Cuffed Knit and more.

Pukka simple hat outline

Step Two

CHOOSE SILHOUETTE OPTIONS. There are various options based on the silhouette you choose; potential options include 5-Panel or 6-Panel, traditional/low crown or high crown, visor shape and more.

Pukka hat silhouette

Step Three

FIND YOUR FABRICS AND COLORS. We've yet to meet anyone who doesn't truly enjoy this part. Choose from numerous fabric and color combinations.

Pukka hat with fabric and colors

Step Four

DECIDE YOUR EMBELLISHMENT LEVEL.  This is a fun part of the process. Raised embroidery, woven label or a screen printed leather patch are just some of the options available which determines your embellishment level.

Pukka hat with embellishments

Step Five

PICK ADDITIONAL UPGRADES. Based on your silhouette, select custom add-ons like piping, cut and sews, specialty visor stitching, beanie pom and more.

Pukka hat with additional add-ons

Step Six

ADD FREE CONTRAST COLOR OPTIONS. Interchange fabrics, visor options, stitching and more by the dozen.

Pukka hat with color contrast options
Frequently Asked

Questions

Variations on the

Standard Hat

Pukka standard hat, adjustable

ADJUSTABLE
Adjustable hats have a mechanism on the back to adjust the size and fit of the hat. They also have an opening in the fabric above the mechanism.

Pukka standard hat, stretch fit

STRETCH-FIT
Stretch-Fit hats have no mechanism to adjust the size of the hat and have closed backs, with no opening.

Pukka standard hat, ultra fit

ULTRA-FIT
Our Ultra-Fit hats combine the best of an Adjustable and Stretch-Fit hat by utilizing our four-way stretch A-Flex Sweatband.

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Specialty Silhouettes

Pukka specialty silhouettes, boonie

BOONIE

Pukka specialty silhouettes, bucket 1

SMALL BRIM BUCKET

Pukka specialty silhouettes, bucket 2

LARGE BRIM BUCKET

Pukka specialty silhouettes, reilley

REILLEY

Pukka specialty silhouettes, low crown visor

LOW CROWN VISOR

Pukka specialty silhouettes, high crown visor

HIGH CROWN VISOR

Differences in Our

Knit Beanies

Here is a small sampling of popular knit techniques used on our Cold Weather Knits.

Pukka flat knit beenie

FLAT KNIT
Available as Skully or Cuffed

Pukka vintage knit beenie

VINTAGE KNIT
Available as Skully or Cuffed

Pukka waffle knit beenie

WAFFLE KNIT
Available as Cuffed only

Pukka cable knit beenie

CABLE KNIT
Available as Skully or Cuffed

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Anatomy of a Hat

5-Panel vs 6-Panel

A 5-Panel hat's front seam stops near the top of the hat. On a 6-Panel hat the front is two separate panels.

Pukka 5 panel hat

5-PANEL

Pukka 6 panel hat

6-PANEL


High Crown vs Low Crown

A high crown hat has a taller, more squared peak. A low crown hat has not as steep of an angle and is the most commonly used.

Pukka high crown versus low crown hats
Pukka high crown 6 panel hat

HIGH CROWN // 6-PANEL

Pukka low crown 6 panel hat

LOW CROWN // 6-PANEL

Pukka high crown 5 panel hat

HIGH CROWN // 5-PANEL

Pukka low crown 5 panel hat

LOW CROWN // 5-PANEL


Structured vs Unstructured

A structured hat's front panels are backed with buckram, making them stiff and sturdy.

Pukka structured hat underside view
Pukka structured hat top view

An unstructured hat's front panels are just fabric, so they have a more relaxed "dad fit" to them.

Pukka unstructured hat underside view
Pukka unstructured hat top view

Hats can be foam backed. The front panels are lined with foam and typically paired with poly material.

Pukka foam backed front panel hat underside view
Pukka foam backed front panel hat top view
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Visor Options

Pukka hat visor options, curved

CURVED VISOR

Pukka hat visor options, slight curve

SLIGHT CURVE VISOR

Pukka hat visor options, flat

FLAT VISOR

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Closure Options

Pukka hat with velcro closure

VELCRO

Pukka hat with metal slider closure

METAL SLIDER

Pukka hat with plastic snap closure

PLASTIC SNAP

Pukka hat with plastic buckle closure

PLASTIC BUCKLE

Pukka hat with leather strap closure

LEATHER STRAP
Available in Black, Brown or Tan
+ Upgrade Cost

Pukka hat with elastic loop and velcro closure

ELASTIC LOOP WITH VELCRO
Available in Black or White
+ Upgrade Cost

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Washing Guide

Pukka hats can be washed in either your dishwasher (remove before drying cycle) or in your washing machine (remove before spin cycle.) Let all hats air dry. Prior to washing, we recommend you use a hat wash rack.

Sun hats can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher, but remember to take it out before the drying cycle starts. Let the hat air dry.