Hilo’s such a rainy old town, but not with our newest Hilo Hat! Made just for Hilo weather, the Nike Dri-Fit material is perfect for those 100% chance of showers. Grays can be gloomy, but growing up in Hilo they mean glassy mornings. Featuring the Olakoʻakā mushroom coral print under the bill, we give thanks to this growing koʻa of hats we’ve been able to collect alongside Hurley.
The Mushroom Coral is mentioned in the Hawaiian Creation Chant, growing on the oceanʻs floor, creating the foundation for the islands. Its early mention gives it hierarchy over most other corals. Early Hawaiians used the skeleton of the mushroom coral as an abrasive for polishing canoes and other woodwork and for removing bristles from a pig skin before cooking.