Designed to provide excellent sun protection from damaging UV rays. The hat has a large brim to shade the face, ears and neck from the harsh rays of the sun with an elastic band to help fit snuggly around the head. The ties help secure the hat when the wind blows This hat looks terrific when paired with Flap Happy Swimwear or Playwear. Perfect for any outdoor or water activity and practical and good looking for every day of the year. Your child will love to wear this hat for its comfort.