"First, I was totally shocked and frustrated by having to put the hats together myself. I had no idea they were "assembly required". It was time consuming and some of the hats got a little dented or wrinkled in the process. Secondly the strings that went with the hats were too small. Too small for the kids, though they endured it for a bit. No way they fit on the adults. The adults bobby pinned the hats on. I would have paid more for assembled hats. Skip these hats!"