Introduction: High Fashion Skin Cancer and Concussion Prevention

On most construction sites around the world it is compulsory to wear a hard hat.

Hard hats are great for protecting your head from impact, but they don't offer much protection from the harmful rays of the sun.

Nothing beats a broad brimmed hat for preventing sun burn when you're working outside, but if you're already wearing a hard hat what can you do?

The solution is simple. Just grab some cardboard and make a lovely fashionable brim for your hard hat. 
  • Measure the hard hat. 
  • Sketch the shape the hard hat onto the cardboard.
  • Cut out a hole to fit the hat.
  • Cut out the shape of the brim as you like it. I have gone for the very wide brim for maximum protection. This style is also suitable for the members enclosure at the races or for royal weddings.
  • Stick the brim on the hat. Some duct tape might help here.
This is admittedly a fairly light-hearted instructable, but there is a serious side to it. Skin cancer has killed a couple of my friends recently. It is an absolute bastard of a disease that kills really quickly and horribly. The only way to stay safe is to stay out of the sun, wear a hat (no matter how ridiculous), and use sunscreen.

I hope you enjoyed my instructable. Please feel free to post any comments you have.

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lord_kian (author)2011-12-07

Good solution

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CatTrampoline (author)2011-07-20

I like it. My late uncle once improvised something similar using a paper lunch bag on a fishing trip.

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Phil B (author)2011-07-13

I made an adaptation similar to this for my bicycle helmet. A layer of paint on each side of the cardboard increases the ability to block harmful UV rays. Clothing does not provide universally good protection, either. There are firms on-line that sell sun-protective clothing rated at SPF 50 and above. Look through the fabric at something lit by a bright light. If you can see any hint of light through the fabric, it is below SPF 50. If you can see faint, indistinct images; the fabric is about SPF 30. If you can see distinct outlines of an object through the fabric, the SPF value is about 15. Skin cancers, like melanomas, are on the rise and can be deadly, if not caught in time.

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rimar2000 (author)2011-07-13

I need to do something like that. To me the sun gives me the same effect as an earthworm.

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Mimikry (author)2011-07-13

Haha cool :)
Cowboy at work - who need "statson".....

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