Hat Day in the Sun 2016

Today American Hat Makers held their annual Hat Day in the Sun hat giveaway!


With over 500 hats ready to protect uncovered heads from the sun people began to line up even before the event’s start time!

Folks came from all around town after reading about the event in the local press and on social media.


These lucky people just happened to drive by our warehouse and stopped for what they thought was a hat sale. They were so stoked to find out the hats were free!


Kathleen Rooney, RN.LE. volunteered her time to hand out sunscreen and lip balm and talk about the importance of sun protection with all of our visitors. Thank you Kathleen and Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Santa Cruz Dermatology Group!



And of course, snacks and water, because trying on gorgeous hats works up an appetite!

One of the highlights of the day was meeting Chris from Aptos. He had heard about our event while he was at his dermatologist’s getting a suspicious growth removed from his face. While he was in the waiting room he saw a postcard announcing Hat Day in the Sun and he decided to come check it out. He was thrilled to have a quality hat that could stand up to the sun and heat and still keep him protected.


What an awesome day this was – seeing old friends, making new ones, and keeping our community healthy and safe from the sun’s harmful rays! Thank you for making this event a tremendous success!

See you again next year! 


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