One of my favorite things about spring is the arrival of cheeky, fun accessories. Now that functional accessories like heavy scarves and hats are no longer necessary, we can add sartorial accents that are simply about aesthetics and vibes. And there’s a good chance you’ve spotted this season’s on-trend accessory on the heads of many Gen Z kids, celebrities and influencers: a crocheted bucket hat. Hailey Bieber, Dua Lipa, the Hadid sisters and more have all been spotted sporting these fabulous accessories.
Like its wintry cousin the fuzzy bucket hat, a crochet bucket hat takes a minute to get used to and I have to admit that I initially balked at watching their resurgence. It’s a strong fashion statement, but ultimately I’ve found that it adds a touch of happy lightheartedness to any look.
There’s something cute and retro chic about them. Crochet bucket hats remind me of goofy 90’s looks. I grew up in the same neighborhood where Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson lived and have very vivid memories of seeing them at the local grocery store wearing those iconic hats. Talk about a mood!
These cute chapeaus are a great way to jazz up a spring and summer ensemble, and those with wide enough brims can even add a little UV protection on a sunny day. They’re lightweight so your head doesn’t overheat and cause a sweaty hat head, and they come in all sorts of colors, patterns, and styles, so you can be bold with a bright floral pattern or keep it understated with a neutral hue.
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