• New Style Hat: Gerry

    New Style Hat: Gerry

    We introduce a new style Gerry hat. A mannish style polyester braid sewn sun hat with a plaited brown suede trim around the crown and matching stitched ribbon loop.

    Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator
  • Featured E-Collection Hat: Rosie

    Featured E-Collection Hat: Rosie

    We introduce the Rosie sun hat, available in mocha and white, to our E-Collection range. UPF50+ and CANSA approved.
    Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator
  • Sun Cancer Awareness for World Cancer Day

    Sun Cancer Awareness for World Cancer Day

    World Cancer Day is an international day acknowledged annually on the 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage it's prevention, detection and treatment in a positive way. 
    Posted by Caroline Olive Collaborator
  • Enjoying Summer in Sun Hats

    Enjoying Summer in Sun Hats

    Although the sun is as harsh in winter as it is in summer in the southern hemisphere, our UPF50+ CANSA approved sun hats are most often worn during the summer months.

    Beaches, picnics, hikes or gardening – everyone is outside enjoying the summer.

    We love receiving photos from customers enjoying their sun hats. Here are some of our favourites of sun safe summer living.

    These customers know the benefits of wearing Emthunzini UPF50+ sun hats whilst looking stylish too!

    Bella Sun Hat in Tanzania

    In Tanzania wearing a Bella sun hat.

    The beauty of the azure sea!

    Poppy Breton Sun Hat

    Poppy Breton

    A bright inspired beach style! Nothing like a lounger by the sea.

    Khaki Safari Sun Hat In Victoria Bay

    Khaki Safari Summer Styling

    Super styling in Victoria Bay!

    Black Gilly Sun Hat In Still Baai

    Black Gilly Sun Hat

    Our own Minki van der Westhuizen in Still Baai looking stylish in her Black Gilly Hat!


    Please remember that you are only protected where you are shaded by your hat. We recommend that you wear sunscreen and sunglasses as well as a sun hat while out in the sun.

    Share your summer sun hat photos with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or email us on gilly@sunhats.co.za. We would love to see your pictures and share on.

    It’s a sunny life, wear your hat!

    Posted by Carol Olive
  • Featured Hat: Petite Gilly

    Featured Hat: Petite Gilly

    We introduce the UPF50+ Petite Gilly hat.

    This mannish style is a take on the original Gilly hat but for smaller and younger heads.

    Available in bright red, navy and white, the Petite Gilly is made from 100% polyester with matching cord trim around the crown and a tie at the side.

    Petite Gilly Sun Hat Features

    • 100% polyester
    • Hand washable
    • UPF50+
    • Size: 55cm
    • CANSA approved

    Choosing the Correct Hat Size

    The best method to ensure you choose the correct hat size is to measure around the area of your head where you'd like the hat to rest.

    Our hats also have an internal drawstring or Velcro adjustment at the back of the hat for a customized fit. Refer to our size charts for adults and children to help you select the right hat size.

    Video: How to Adjust your Hat for the Perfect Fit


    Shop the Petite Gilly online.

    For any queries on our Petite Gilly sun hat or other hats for smaller and younger heads email gilly@sunhats.co.za.

    Posted by Carol Olive