I was walking outside when it started raining. I was fortunately wearing a straw hat and I wondered, does rain water damage straw?
#107504. Asked by star_gazer. (Jul 29 09 3:35 PM)
"TIPS FOR STRAW HAT CARE
... Never wear a hat in the rain unless it is expressly intended for it. You can use an iron set on number three to repair damage to flat brim straw hats. While keeping the iron moving… "
Baloo has worn a straw boater both in the rain and in the sun many times in over 15 years and it still survives.
Jul 30 09, 1:37 PM
Moisture (of any kind) not allowed to properly dry...can ruin most forms of straw; hats and bales included:
Excessive heat can dry out Straw hat fibers, and cause permanent damage to both straw and felt. Moisture can cause loss of shape, mold, or rot. Even a hat left in a hot car is likely to suffer damage from heat and humidity.
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