From the recipient:
When I bought this hat I told myself I should spring for one of the more expensive sun hats because then I?d only have to purchase a hat once, instead of destroying a cheap sun hate every summer like I had been. Boy was I wrong. The side bar lists the material as ?textile? but when I received the hat I was disappointed to discovered that the hat was made of paper straw like all the $20 sun hats I?d destroyed, and while it does seem to be made of a higher quality paper straw than I am used to, I am still a bit skeptical of its durability. Additionally the band around the base of the hat is glued on and after a few uses has already started peeling off.
It is a really cute hat though.