Who we are

Genuine Panama Hats

It all started with trying to find beautiful, exceptional quality hats that were perfect for our tropical lifestyle.

Hat of Cain is the first hat salon in Singapore that specialises in authentic, handwoven Panama hats from Ecuador.

With over 20 styles and grades of Panama hats that have been carefully sourced from the finest weavers, we make sure you will find the perfect panama.

At Hat of Cain, we offer private appointments and personalised fittings for our Panama hats for both men and women.

We also have beautiful wide brimmed ladies hats and fedoras in wool, beaver and rabbit felt for those who jetset to cooler climates.

Unisex Hats

Versatile and cool for both men and women living the city life in the tropics. View our complete gallery here.

Ladies’ Hats

Elegant, wide brimmed ladies hats that will always turn heads. View our complete gallery here.

History of the Panama Hat


The Journey

The history of Panama Hats is rather a tale about its journey, rather than its origin. Authentic Panama hats are handmade from woven Toquilla straw in the traditional Ecuadorian style that has been passed down for generations.

These hats were popular during the construction of the Panama Canal to provide lightweight and breathable sun protection for the construction workers. Theodore Roosevelt was famously photographed wearing one during one his visits which garnered much popularity and giving this classic hat it’s name from this port of disembarkation to the rest of the world.

Our Services

What we do

Personalised Fittings

As soon as you walk in to the salon, you will get a personalised fitting so you will walk out with the perfect panama hat.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 11am-6pm
Saturday, 11am-5pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Private appointments on weeknights by request

Private Appointments

We gladly arrange private appointments during the week in the evenings and on the weekends.

Whether you want to surprise your partner with a fitting, or would like to drop by at a time that suits you best, do drop us a line at +65 8809 6242.


At Hat of Cain, you can customise your own panama hat by choosing the design, colour, grade, size and hat band.

Visit our salon to customise your Hat of Cain Panama hat.

Hat Care

Handle with care

  • When handling the hat, avoid pinching the front crown as this can cause the delicate straw to crack. Handling your hat by its rim will prevent this.
  • When resting your hat on a flat surface, make sure it is upside down so your hat is resting on its crown.
  • If you prefer hanging up your hat, make sure that the peg/hook rests on the back of the crown where our labels are.

Watch the weather

  • Do not expose your hat to intense heat/sun such as the back window of a car. A hot environment can dry out the Toquilla straw and make it susceptible to cracking.
  • Protect your hat from rain and water as the Toquilla straw is water absorbent. Be sure to dry your hat as quickly as possible should it get wet.

Clean gently

  • Should your Panama hat become dirty, remove the dirt by lightly dusting it with a dry cloth. We recommend using moist baby wipes if the marks prove difficult to remove. Do not rub too hard as most marks can be removed by cleaning it little by little.
  • Should a stray piece of straw pop up on the crown or brim, do not pull it — simply snip it off with a nail clipper or a pair of small scissors.

Travel Well

  • To pack your hat for travel, place your hat upside down in a nest of soft clothing in the centre of your suitcase. Surround the brim with clothing to support the shape and place small clothing items such as socks and T-Shirts into the crown of the hat. You can also check out Lindsay Albanese’s YouTube video on “How to pack a hat in a suitcase”. When unpacking your hat, give it a quick re-shape by hand or with a little steam.

Get in Touch

Find Us

12 Joo Chiat Terrace
Singapore 427183

Tuesday to Friday, 11am-6pm
Saturday, 11am-5pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Call Us

For private appointments, special arrangements,
events, and enquiries, please call:
+ 65 8809 6242

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