This is a lovely hat, and I think the crochet crown will bear up to wear & tear better than the usual woven type. However, it would be better with a choice of sizes as I found it just a bit too big.
Ladies Crochet Crown Panama - A very flexible and robust panama, the crown is crocheted using panama straw, whilst the medium sized brim is a traditionally Brisa weave. Great for frequent travel as well as protection from the sun with its wide brim. It has an elasticated inner band for comfort. Available in Almond and Caramel, and with natural woven horsehair band option
Brim approx 11cm / 4¼ in , Crown height approx 10.5cm / 4 in
Handwoven in Ecuador and finished to the highest standard in England