3 years ago I purchased the Hazel style hat. I wore it constantly and loved it. In February 2022 my home went completely under in the Lismore floods. Days later I was emptying or my home and deciding what I could try to salvage. My hat got put into the pile, it was completely soaked in water that was putrid, dead animals, petrol, chemicals and sewerage..... you would think I would just throw it out. I love that hat and decided to wash it, scrubbed it and washed it again...several times to get the smell and mould of it. (Everything went mouldy within a couple of days). This Christmas I decided to shout myself a new one, the white in the old one had broken in several places, probably rusted. I still can't bring myself to row the old one out!!!.
I have attached a photo of the old and new for you to enjoy. I love this hat!!