GMan always wears a hat when he is out in the garden. The one he wears is a cloth one which has seen better days and only has a relatively narrow brim. On several occasions we have looked at broad-brimmed straw hats but they never seem to be quite the right fit.
Today we were in the local hardware store and he tried some on. We found this one which was perfect – except it did not have a chin strap.
I assured him that I could make a strap without any problem. I was not sure whether I had any cord at home but when I checked my collection, I found some red cord and a toggle that I had saved from the drawstring on a fleece top which had worn out.
I threaded the cord around the base of the crown on the outside then passed the ends through to the inside, attached the toggle and tied off the ends. The cord sits under the band on the outside so is not visible.
GMan is very pleased with his new hat and very happy with the chin strap which I created in about 5 minutes using things that I had on hand.