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Hat to protect your head from the elements whilst gardening

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      15.05.2001 20:14
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      It is vital for both adults and children to be protected from the sun - heat stroke and sunstroke are both horrible, and a hat can do a lot to save you from both. Light colours are vital although they do show the dirt more. Straw hats you can brush off, otherwise, get something that you can throw in the washing machine. Wide brims offer added protection - covering the back of yor neck, shading your face and keeping the sun out of your eyes, which makes it a lot easier to work outside. Brimless hats aren't much use at all. If you are going to be bending about, make sure your hat is secure - either buy one that fits closely against the head, or tie something under the chin - this may look silly, but it feels a lot less silly than spending half of your time picking up your hat. I would not recomend baseball caps as they offer no neck protection. The hat pictured above looks like a really good option - white, big brimmed and probably not too heavy on the head either. For Winter wear, you can get waxed hats, again with broad brims. Outdoors shops and farmers shops sell these, and they can make life a lot easier for the Winter gardener, keeping rain off the face, covering hair and neck when an unberella would be impossible to use.


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