I wanted a fashionable summer hat option besides the traditional beach hat, and am excited that this one will work just as well in the crisp fall and summery spring. Additionally, as someone with very thick hair, I worry about most 1 size fits all hats, but this one worked out. It can also be cinhed to size if you don't need as much room as I do. Have only worn it once so far, but have already recieved so many compliments. Great buy!