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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Latest San Diego Hat Company Reviews

SDH3327 - All Over Print Tropical Driver

SDH3327 - All Over Print Tropical Driver

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

The fit runs on the larger size. I’m a medium (7 1/8) and it is slightly larger than that, so if you are in the smaller of the SM/MD range, you’ll have a lot of room. The hat feels well-made, it doesn’t feel cheap in any way. I originally bought this to be my Summer Cap, but it feels a bit heavier than that. Spring/Fall would likely be perfect, or a breezy Summer day. I would be remiss if I didn’t say I REALLY like the design. It’s a fun spin on a classic look.

on March 26, 2019

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PBM3020 - Concentric Brim Cloche with Linen Bow Trim

PBM3020 - Concentric Brim Cloche with Linen Bow Trim

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

The hat was smashed in the shipping box, big wrinkles in the top that would not come out. Returned for this reason.

on March 19, 2019

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BSS3542 Oversized Plaid Scarf

BSS3542 Oversized Plaid Scarf

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

Beautiful scarf! I wish I could say that I wore it all of the time, but I do not. It sheds all over and I am simply too annoyed by the remnants of the scarf on my clothing, especially noticeable when I wear black. It is nice sized, so should be used as a wrap instead of an accessory scarf. It is also very warm. I wish I had understood the fabric's pitfalls more!

on March 19, 2019

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SGM504 Seagrass Gambler w/ Poly Chiffon Band

SGM504 Seagrass Gambler w/ Poly Chiffon Band

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

This hat is cute, but too lightweight. It seemed on the small side, and didn’t fit my larger head.

on March 15, 2019

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UBL6478 Ultrabraid Hombre Sunbrim w/ Leather Band
PBL3016 Large Brim Chin Cord Paper Braid Floppy

PBL3016 Large Brim Chin Cord Paper Braid Floppy

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

This is a touch big on my head, but I love it. I am back to order more!

from Columbia, SC on March 13, 2019

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RBL299 Crushable Ribbon Floppy Hat

RBL299 Crushable Ribbon Floppy Hat

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I wear a size 8 in hats, this was too small for my head.

from MN on March 09, 2019

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PBL3016 Large Brim Chin Cord Paper Braid Floppy
UBV042 Roll Up Visor with Stripe Pattern and Bow Closure

UBV042 Roll Up Visor with Stripe Pattern and Bow Closure

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

Hats off to San Diego Hat Company! Stylish, practical, with great features (velcro closure, elastic to slip on wrist), good price, packable. Please do not ever stop making this hat. Took it on a tropical holiday, and it was possibly the single most useful thing I packed.

from NYC on March 05, 2019

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UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

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

Too big for my taste.. a little heavy.. wish it was a little smaller

on February 27, 2019

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UBX2721 Striped Floppy 8 Inch Brim Sun Hat

UBX2721 Striped Floppy 8 Inch Brim Sun Hat

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

Wide brim hat that’s stylish and remarkable! As shown in here, and matches with what I got by super-quick delivery.

on February 26, 2019

UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

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

Wonderful hat! As shown on the mannequin, matching the item that I received. And a delivery of it was super-fast!

on February 26, 2019

MXL1016 Mixed Braid Large Brim Floppy

MXL1016 Mixed Braid Large Brim Floppy

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

Never found a hat that looks good on me ‘till now! Perfect size brim, perfect movie star size. Feels comfortable to wear. Happy with my purchase!

on February 22, 2019

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UBM4446 Ultrabraid Sunbrim w/ Back Bow Detail

UBM4446 Ultrabraid Sunbrim w/ Back Bow Detail

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I was very disappointed to have to return this hat because I love the style, but it arrived with a flaw in the front, a glitch in the stitching with a large run of black in the middle of the cocoa color. Also, the fit is too large, and I don't usually have a problem with hats being too big.

on February 16, 2019

PBL3102OS Woven Paper w/ Flamingo

PBL3102OS Woven Paper w/ Flamingo

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

The hat was packed by itself in a large box. I was stunned that the hat was smashed flat.

on February 16, 2019

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PBL3096OS Woven Paper Floppy w/ Scarf Bow Trim

PBL3096OS Woven Paper Floppy w/ Scarf Bow Trim

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

So I adore Zappos, so I’ll assume this was an anomaly. This hat arrived in a very small bag, bent up and smashed. I couldn’t even decipher what the shape should be. I tried to flatten the bends but it was ruined. Perhaps it would be very cute if shipped intact.

from Minnesota on February 12, 2019

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PBL3087OS Paperbraid Floppy w/ Gold Bar Trim

PBL3087OS Paperbraid Floppy w/ Gold Bar Trim

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

Perfect sun hat! Not too big not too small. And the brim stays where you put it. Will be wearing this a lot!

on February 10, 2019

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BSB3552 Chevron Faux Fur Clutch

BSB3552 Chevron Faux Fur Clutch

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

Zipper issues

on February 06, 2019

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KNG3598 Marled Knit Glitten

KNG3598 Marled Knit Glitten

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

These are soft and seem well made. My hand size is medium to large and my finger length is medium to short. They fit me well, thought the mitten portion would be large enough to accommodate longer fingers. The loop plus button is a little challenging to work with. The loop needs to be larger or the button needs to be smaller. Am considering sewing on a smaller button myself.

from Frederick, MD on February 06, 2019

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UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

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

LOVE this hat! I bought to cover enough of my face/neck from the sun. It is also very stylish if you like a big hat look! It is well constructed and the brim is unique as it sort of conforms to how you move it.

on February 05, 2019

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BSB3552 Chevron Faux Fur Clutch

BSB3552 Chevron Faux Fur Clutch

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

Love it

on February 05, 2019

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CTH8089 Soft Knit Cloche with Accordion Detail

CTH8089 Soft Knit Cloche with Accordion Detail

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

Replaced a worn similar hat I loved. Only “complaint” is really warm, warmer than the worn one it’s replacing. Super cute and light!

from NJ on February 03, 2019

BSP3544 Turtleneck Fringe Knit Poncho

BSP3544 Turtleneck Fringe Knit Poncho

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Looks great but the neck is very thick and tight.

on February 02, 2019

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UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

UBX2535 Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

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

Be warned, the brim in this hat is huge! I can’t imagine walking with this on. Would be best suited for hiding from paparazzi poolside (if you’re willing to stay planted on that chaise lounge)

on January 31, 2019

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