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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WSH1201 - Wheat Straw Hat with Leather Chin Cord

WSH1201 - Wheat Straw Hat with Leather Chin Cord

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

I really like this hat - it has an internal drawstring so you can fit it to your head size (ie so it doesn't fly off in the slightest breeze). Unfortunately, I didn't realize how awful the color would be on me. It's a very light straw color which makes pale ole me look, well, pale. Incredibly so. I wish there were more of a brown option. I'd snag that right up.

on January 21, 2019

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DRS1013 Derby Sinamay Dress Hat with Flocked Dot Brim
BSS1814 Woven Tropical Print Sarong Cover-Up

BSS1814 Woven Tropical Print Sarong Cover-Up

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

Beautiful colors. A lot of fabric to tie as a sarong but I made it work.

on January 17, 2019

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PBL3095OS Woven Paper Sun Brim w/ Color Pop Pattern

PBL3095OS Woven Paper Sun Brim w/ Color Pop Pattern

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

Hated this hat from the moment I opened the box. Very thin and unstructured. Just sitting the wrong way in the box made one side crumpled up awkwardly. Looks floppy and silly on.

on January 15, 2019

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BSS1723 Woven Blue All Over Print with Tassels

BSS1723 Woven Blue All Over Print with Tassels

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

Bought to use as a sarong at the beach. Really pretty colors and nice size!

on January 14, 2019

MXL1017 Round Crown Floppy with Braided Self Tie

MXL1017 Round Crown Floppy with Braided Self Tie

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

This is such a fun hat to wear; it’s quite large, but the epitome of floppy sun hat. I have it in white and it doesn’t make my head hot like a lot of sun hats do.

on January 08, 2019

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Ribbon Braid Hat Medium Brim

Ribbon Braid Hat Medium Brim

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

Lovely sun hat, travels extremely well and does a great job keeping sun off my face.

on January 08, 2019

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RBL4782 Chin Cord Ribbon Floppy

RBL4782 Chin Cord Ribbon Floppy

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

Perfect for traveling. Packable. Very versatile in styling. Nice wide brim to protect you from the sun. Chin straps are nice and sturdy. A little on the bigger side (head wise), but I do also I have a smaller sized head. Unfortunately, and completely my fault, this is not really made to be machine washed as the chin strap is leather and the brim has a wire in it which will lose it's shape if washed in a machine. I learned this the hard way. I think the instructions say spot clean only so it's not the mfr fault.

on January 05, 2019

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WFH7950 Floppy with Round Crown and Faux Suede Band
KNH3520 Eyelash Knit Beret with Pom

KNH3520 Eyelash Knit Beret with Pom

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

This is a beautifully knit, soft dense yarn in rich color, lightweight with a gentle ribbed stretchable opening to fit my head, I'm sz 7 1/2, yet doesn't slip off my head while walking about. It can fit easily in my coat pocket when I arrive at work or if going shopping. The eyelash yarns don't irritate or scratch, just adds some texture and dimension to the dainty beret.

from Port Jefferson Sta, NY on January 03, 2019

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UBL6802OS Ultrabraid/Raffia Braid Sunbrim w/ Gold Chain

UBL6802OS Ultrabraid/Raffia Braid Sunbrim w/ Gold Chain

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

Adorable AND functional! Perfect for Key West beach! Detail of tiny gold band is super cute

on January 03, 2019

CTH3722 Wool 6 Panel Driver with Inner Stretchband

CTH3722 Wool 6 Panel Driver with Inner Stretchband

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

Hat was awesome and fits to the tee. Received order sooner than expected. Love the color and have bought several of these hats prior to this one. Very satisfied.

on January 02, 2019

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BSP3545 Open Front Knit Poncho with Hood

BSP3545 Open Front Knit Poncho with Hood

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

Very soft and stylish. I bought this as a gift for my 59 year old mother who has broad shoulders a DD chest. It is very flattering on her. She loves it.

from Pittsburgh on December 30, 2018

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BSS1723 Woven Blue All Over Print with Tassels

BSS1723 Woven Blue All Over Print with Tassels

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

Very pretty scarf. Light and airy and perfect for a warm or cool night.

from Las Vegas on December 30, 2018

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UBF1016 Paper Braid Fedora Hat with Bow Brim

UBF1016 Paper Braid Fedora Hat with Bow Brim

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

It felt cheap and fell apart as soon as it came out of the bag.

on December 27, 2018

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BSP3540 Poncho with Fringe

BSP3540 Poncho with Fringe

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

Love this poncho! Light weight and so easy to dress up or dress down!

on December 26, 2018

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KNH3520 Eyelash Knit Beret with Pom

KNH3520 Eyelash Knit Beret with Pom

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

Love the style and it dresses up any winter outfit in a flash. I can’t bear to take it off!

on December 21, 2018

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BSP3540 Poncho with Fringe

BSP3540 Poncho with Fringe

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

Ordered this poncho for the holidays! I’m so excited to wear it to my work holiday party because you can dress it up or down!

on December 18, 2018

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WFB2006 Wool Felt Beret

WFB2006 Wool Felt Beret

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

very cute little classic beret in nice feeling material, fits great

on December 16, 2018

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WFB2006 Wool Felt Beret

WFB2006 Wool Felt Beret

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

great stylish basic black beret in a no fuss wool. no piling, very nice.

on December 16, 2018

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BSS1723 Woven Blue All Over Print with Tassels
CTH8089 Soft Knit Cloche with Accordion Detail

CTH8089 Soft Knit Cloche with Accordion Detail

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

It is a bit loose on me but too cute not to wear. Nicely made and cool style for the price. Lots of compliments.

on December 09, 2018

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BSS1808 Woven Flamingo Print Sarong Cover-Up
WFH8039 Felt Fedora Hat

WFH8039 Felt Fedora Hat

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

It was a toss-up between this hat & the fedora from Betmar - this one won out because I have other hats from San Francisco Hat Co., and they are made in the USA. Also I was looking for more of a pink color - this one is just what I wanted, sort of a dusty pink-rosy color, well-made as hats go (no lining) but it's a medium weight wool. One size doesn't work for me - the one other review said it was "small", but on me - just a bit too big. There is a sweatband which has a ribbon to tighten the hat, but I ended up (as I expected) putting in a hat sizer (sorta like weather stripping but for hats) and that is working out well. If a man's wool fedora came in felt - I'd get one in "small" but try & find a man's hat in pink:). Anyway, with some adjustments in size it's working out well. Might put on a velvet ribbon if I can find one in pink....

from WNY on December 05, 2018

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KNG3606 Metallic Yarn Fingerless Gloves

KNG3606 Metallic Yarn Fingerless Gloves

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

Very pretty. I like that they look handmade

on November 29, 2018

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