Straw hats are a staple of summer. Great because they are so lightweight, provide shade and often allow in cool breezes, straw hats are perfect for business and pleasure. Odds are there is a perfect straw hat just for you. There are many types of straw from which to make a straw hat. A lot of people think of panama hats when they ponder straw hats, but summer hats are also made from Florentine milan, seagrass and baku.