Rasta hats are like a head covering because they basically cover your
whole head and they are big enough to tuck in your locks or your long
hair. You can also get rasta wraps which you can wrap around your hair
as well as your locks. Rasta hats are known as tams, rasta caps, rasta
berets and Toppa.
The first tam was named after the Tam O'Shanter which was the scottish national cap. Since then they have become famous in Jamica, the Barbados, as well as the rest of the world.
Reasons To Wear Rasta Hats
There are many reasons to wear these hats as they are stylish, colorful and will go with just about any outfit which you own. They also come in various different sizes and different styles to suit everyone's different tastes in fashion.
Some of the hats even come with locks in them, making them perfect is you have a costume party to attend, or you can wear them just for fun.
Some people wear Rasta hats for religious reasons; their locks symbolize how long they have been a part of the Rastafari religion.
But you do not have to be religious in order to wear these hats, as there are many other reasons to wear them. If you have locks, then you will definitely want to wear them, as they will help them to stay clean from the dust in the air. Rasta hats can also protect your hair from light rain, or the sun.
How They Are Made
You can make your own rasta hats by weaving them from cured palm leaves, or any other material. If you do not know how to weave, then you can learn, or you can find another way to make these hats.
Knitting is another popular method of making them with yarn. So if you know how to knit you can easily make your own in a day or two.
If you know how to sew, you could very easily make your own in an hour or two using left over material from another sewing project.
Last but not least, you can also crochet your own and there are many free crochet patterns online which you can follow and make your own in a day or two.
If you do not want to make your own, you may be able to find them in a local shop, but if not, then you can look online and you will find lots, as they are everywhere.