I am thinking about getting this hat from REI. http://www.rei.com/product/813292/quiksilver-pierside-hat
I love the fact that it has a 4.5 inch brim on front and 5 inch rim on sides. Typical safari hats don't work for me because the brim does cover my neck. 3 inches is just not enough. I realize they have hats with capes that extend off of them, but many that I've experience do not extend completely over the length of my neck.
Here is the problem. I already purchased this headnet from backpackinglight.com http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ultralight_headnet.html.
I know and realize that this headnet probably will not extend over the top of my hat. With that known, I would have to where it directly on my hat and put my head on top of that. This poses the issue of the net not being brought away from my face with the help of the hat brim. This could and probably will allow mosquitoes to bite me through the headnet since it would be close enough to my body while completely touching me at places all together.
Any help, assistance, and suggestions would be greeted with great appreciation. Thank you.