San Diego Hat Company

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Combining a strong passion for world travel with a tremendous love for hats is what led San Diego-based friends Andrew Bleecher and Teresa Gardner to create the Original Cotton Crotchet Hat® that launched their business in 1993.

In the beginning, the pair ran their fledgling business out of a San Diego garage. A groundswell of interest in that first hat spurred them to search for new materials and craftsmanship to expand their line. Over a short period of time, increased demand allowed the company to expand and flourish.

The San Diego Hat Company strikes a balance between being a leader in fashion trends for hats while bringing maximum value to its customers. From children to adults alike, they provide a wonderful assortment of timeless fashion trends in fun and functional colors, styles and fabrics – all at a great value.

From that very first hat in 1993 to today's fashion-leading trends, The San Diego Hat Company has remained true to its original focus of providing its customers with their favorite hats each season. By utilizing fresh ideas to create unique items that don't look mass produced, they have continually separated themselves from their competitors.

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KNH3352 Chunky Yarn Beanie with Silver Sequin Thread

KNH3352 Chunky Yarn Beanie with Silver Sequin Thread

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the chunky knit, and just the right amount of sparkle for that something "extra!" Great color too!

on November 19, 2018

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RHF6121 2" Brim Raffia Fedora Hat

RHF6121 2" Brim Raffia Fedora Hat

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

HAT IS DEFECTIVE. I was having the hardest time trying to get the left and right side of the hat to be symmetrically curved, and it just wouldn’t happen. Upon closer inspection I realized that it’s because one side of the brim is actually wider than the other- there’s extra material. Not a defect I’d expect in this price point, but oh well. I’ll exchange for another one, because the gray color is great and super versatile. Hat is a little big for a one size women’s, but there’s an adjustable band on the inside. It looks a bit more like a small cowboy hat than a fedora in person, but that’ll work for me.

on November 12, 2018

Ribbon Crusher Small Brim Hat

Ribbon Crusher Small Brim Hat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I loved this hat and the fit was perfect.

from Portland, Oregon on November 09, 2018

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KNH3352 Chunky Yarn Beanie with Silver Sequin Thread

KNH3352 Chunky Yarn Beanie with Silver Sequin Thread

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Super cute!! Very pale pink. A little snug, but feels like it will stretch a little over time. I LOVE it!

from Maine on October 31, 2018

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WFH8040 Wide Flat Brim Fedora

WFH8040 Wide Flat Brim Fedora

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Mine arrived with the front turned up slightly. Not sure if it was sitting in the box that way but sadly I returned it.

on October 23, 2018

CTH3722 Wool 6 Panel Driver with Inner Stretchband

CTH3722 Wool 6 Panel Driver with Inner Stretchband

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The hat runs small. Kinda sits on top of your head. Did not make me more aerodynamic.

from Tampa on October 22, 2018

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BSP3544 Turtleneck Fringe Knit Poncho

BSP3544 Turtleneck Fringe Knit Poncho

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful sweater... collar is a little thick for my comfort... would have still kept it but decided to go with a black and silver sweater for the outdoor wedding...

on October 22, 2018

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Knitted Paper Fedora w/ Striped Grosgrain

Knitted Paper Fedora w/ Striped Grosgrain

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a pretty good value for an inexpensive hat. I've had it for six months, and the quality seems to be okay so far. It's only available in two sizes -- small/medium and large/extra large. I ordered the large/extra large, which I found to be a bit on the small side. Not terrible, but not the greatest fit, either. It has a snap brim that can be worn up or down in the front. It's a nice-looking hat and is great for spring and summer wear. You can wear it to the beach or for a night on the town. I would recommend it, unless you need something that is more exactly sized.

from Alexandria, VA on October 16, 2018

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CTH8088 Soft Knit Cloche with Side Flower

CTH8088 Soft Knit Cloche with Side Flower

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I didn’t realize this hat had a plastic ring that runs around the bottom ring of the hat- I guess to keep it from rolling up. I can’t say it is my favorite hat because i really don’t like this feature. The color and material are great.

on October 07, 2018

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WFH8051 Floppy Round Crown with Floral Embroidery

WFH8051 Floppy Round Crown with Floral Embroidery

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a beautiful hat and the fit is very comfortable. The embroidery is nice and has vibrant colors of orange, 2 shades of green and a little white. I am happy with this purchase.

on October 07, 2018

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BSB3552 Chevron Faux Fur Clutch

BSB3552 Chevron Faux Fur Clutch

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Cute clutch it looks just like the pictures

on October 07, 2018

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RBL299 Crushable Ribbon Floppy Hat

RBL299 Crushable Ribbon Floppy Hat

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It is perfect for traveling. It folds up in the suitcase & unfolds into a cutie hat! I love it!

on October 06, 2018

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BSS1729 Woven Floral with Border

BSS1729 Woven Floral with Border

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

this looks just as cute as pictured, the colors are cream , med blue, med grey and rose shade of pink. the fabric is soft and drapes well, great price and will try this brand again

on October 05, 2018

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PBL3078 Four Buttons Paper Braid Floppy Hat with Self Knotted Tie

PBL3078 Four Buttons Paper Braid Floppy Hat with Self Knotted Tie

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

Much too big so much so that when I pull it down, it goes over my eyes. If I pull it up, there is a huge gap between the head and the top of the hat and it bunches up so much it looks awful. Because it is so big, I guess I can say it is comfortable but that is a meaningless rating for this review.

on October 04, 2018

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MXL1017 Round Crown Floppy with Braided Self Tie

MXL1017 Round Crown Floppy with Braided Self Tie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great hat; cute and stylish! The brim is sturdier than most floppy hats and you actually have peripheral vision while wearing this!

from San Francisco on October 02, 2018

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CTH8020 Running Cap with Vented Mesh Side

CTH8020 Running Cap with Vented Mesh Side

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This will sound nitpicky, but if you have a ponytail, you'll understand why this is a PITAl: The snap/closure on this is annoying. Velcro would have been better. The closure isn't simple or easy to open (not after the first 10 uses anyway), and closing it requires a hard push (tricky to do when it's on the back of your head. And it leaves a 2 inch ribbon of the flap with nowhere to go unless you try to then tuck it under the rest of the ribbon? It's not neatly tied down like the photo here on the item on zappos. I have to open and close it each time as there's no other "give" in the hat or the back ribbon/band, and I like my hat to be snug. Unlike with say velcro where you can undo and reclose easily blind behind you, and where the entire ribbon/tab gets held down. The little plastic lock they used for this is less user friendly. I also imagine at some point I'll snap it by accident. And navigating all that around a ponytail slipped thru the opening while fiddling means sometimes it takes me a few tries to get right. Other than that the hat is great. Nice and lightweight, just what I was looking for.

on September 29, 2018

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UBV002 Sun Hat Visor

UBV002 Sun Hat Visor

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I hike 5 days/week so this hat is amazing at protecting my face, made very well, does not ever flop into my face or obstruct my view. The visor style is great in that I can put my hair up into a bun and stay cool during my workouts. Just purchased my second one last week after losing my first after a grueling 10 mile hike on the weekend. Love this brand and this hat! Great quality.

from Cali Bay Area on September 27, 2018

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OCM4623 Lightweight 5 Panel Cap with Perforated Side Panels with Neck Cover and Neck Tie

OCM4623 Lightweight 5 Panel Cap with Perforated Side Panels with Neck Cover and Neck Tie

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Nice design, sewn all the way around. Too small really Some adjustment would be very welcome for this approx. 7 5/8 head. This will work when I am outside, lawn mowing, and when I am using my DeWalt hearing protection over the neck flap. This hat covers the ears pretty well. It has a chin string to help in the wind. How it will perform when fishing and while wearing a neck gaiter is up in the air.

from Boise on September 24, 2018

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WSV0004 4 Inch Brim Straw Slip-On Visor

WSV0004 4 Inch Brim Straw Slip-On Visor

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

very comfortable and useful, use it always under the sun.

on September 13, 2018

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UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

I love the style of this hat, but when I received the brown multi color, it wasn't brown -- it's more gold than anything else. So not me. I'm going to try ordering a different color.

on September 12, 2018

Straw Lifeguard w/ Under Brim Print

Straw Lifeguard w/ Under Brim Print

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This hat fit my daughter perfectly and was well made and the perfect accessory to her American flag fanny pack and hawaiian T-shirt for a school Hawaiian day theme. As always fast shipping!!!

from Texas on September 10, 2018

UBV038 Roll Up Visor with Bow Closure

UBV038 Roll Up Visor with Bow Closure

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

So floppy! Not shapeable, so this flopped right over the front of my face. Shame because it's such a cute design color-wise, and the weave seems tight enough to really protect the face. Add more flexibility to the brim and I'm sold.. but as it is, unwearable for me.

on September 07, 2018

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UBV002 Sun Hat Visor

UBV002 Sun Hat Visor

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Honestly this hat is amazing. I’m 26 and while this isn’t the trendiest of hats it’s the most functional comfortable hat i’ve Ever owned. It’s not overly floppy but still large enough to cover my shoulders, I can wear my hair on top of my head, it stays on like it should and super comfortable to lay down and read a book while on the beach! I highly recommend.

on September 06, 2018

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MXF2006 Mixed Braid Fedora

MXF2006 Mixed Braid Fedora

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

It’s a cute hat. It requires a little creativity, but it’s worth the price ??

from NJ on September 04, 2018

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Ribbon Crusher Small Brim Hat

Ribbon Crusher Small Brim Hat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a well made hat and does seem to crush and go back into shape easily. My only concern is that it is made in the larger size. When I put it on, it came down and rested on my ears. So I have been trying to learn how to downsize it. I tried using the foam weather striping for windows which I saw used in a video but that stuff is way too thick. Flannel (which I also saw in a video) is way too thin. I ended up using the 1/2" folded vinyl weather stripping for doors--weird I know--but it is glued on one side and fits nicely behind the cloth ribbon on the inside edge of the hat. You don't know that it is there and it reduces the hat opening just enough.

from Bristol TN on September 01, 2018

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