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I've got to wear a hat to keep the sun off...very pale skin....I love a straw hat most of the time, sometimes a cap with bill.....my old straw has a few years left in it I hope, it is just getting broken in nicely. I've got a new better quality one but it is a tighter weave and too hot in the sun.

Straw hats? caps? head rags? whats your favorite head covering when you can't avoid the sun? post pictures if you can!
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I have way too many hats (haven't found the perfect one yet). Already have had to have a couple chunks of skin cancer removed, and don't want to do that again...

I like boonie hats--dip them in the creek and the evaporative cooling is awesome. Ugly though. This one feels cooler than any hat I have tried, it catches the breeze really well: http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens/mens-accessories/headwear-mn/70508.aspx

A couple father's days ago I got this as a "dress" hat: http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/straw-hats/451139-88274/delta-straw-hat.html
It is fake straw, hopefully recycled, but it is WASHABLE straw. It has outlasted any other straw hat I have ever had. A little tight in the weave though. Cooler than most of the mesh and canvas style hats, though.

 
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R. Scott.....The 'boonie' I didn't know it had a name. That is my husband's favorite hat...he can stuff it in a pocket and run it through the wash when it gets too sweaty or dip in the creek... and yeah...a little goofy looking, maybe.
I've had several removals too ...nothing like that to make you conscientious about staying out of the sun.
 
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When it gets buggy... I use this light weight army mosquito head gear.
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bandanas help keep the sweat out of my eyes:


 
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Life guard hat. I've had this one for about 8 years. Works well in the southern california heat.

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