Some cute summer hats

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I like the idea of a fun summer hat: not only do they protect your skin (and hair color, if you dye it) but they also add a nice bit of drama to just about any outfit. This one from Cos is made of crocheted paper, and I like the orange hue.

This canvas striped hat is just so fun and summery.

Here’s one from Uniqlo that’s a seriously good buy.

This denim bucket hat has an exactly perfectly wide brim.

The piping on this classic bucket hat is a fun touch, and it also comes in pink and green.

Here’s a water-resistant number that’d be good for sudden downpours while hiking, or whatever you get to outdoors.

I like the checkerboard pattern here; it’s kind of cool and ska-ish.

This baseball cap-shaped straw hat would be a lot cooler—literally and figuratively—than a traditional baseball cap.

I like to wear my hair up in the summer, so I went for this visor, so it looks like I actually have hair.

This pink checked specimen is just damn cute.

This hat is packable, which is handy.

The chinstrap here is kind of a romantic (not to mention practical) touch.

The ultra-wide brim here really packs a punch.  Here’s one that is similar but cheaper, and comes in several good colors.

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22 Thoughts on Some cute summer hats
    Michele
    1 Jul 2020
    9:27pm

    LOVE that last hat! But too expensive, and Nordstrom link doesn’t work and I can’t find the one you think is comparable.
    But thank you for this post!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    2 Jul 2020
    2:53am

    I have that J Crew packable straw hat and it is perfect to stuff in my big ol’ French basket beach bag (I practically carry the kitchen sink with me to the beach – it’s like setting up shop for the day), PLUS it comes in a variety of sizes so it fits my large head!

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    Jeanne
    1 Jul 2020
    1:46pm

    I love this post. I have a ton of hats because I’m allergic to every sunscreen I’ve tried on my face. I know right? Hello wrinkles. I bought a few of the Uniqlo ones while I was in Tokyo. It’s a good hat, especially for the price. I keep one in the trunk of my car for emergencies. My favorites are the stiffer wide brim ones like the ShopBob and Athleta ones above. My daughter is on the hunt for a cute bucket hat for summer. I’m going to see if she likes the Nordstrom one.

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    HickfromStyx
    1 Jul 2020
    12:43pm

    How I wish women’s hats came in sizes, because men’s hats do. I can only wear men’s hats, in a L/XL, so this means unisex styles, no girly-girl. Plus hats shrink with perspiration! One size does not fit all, and certainly not me. Apparently I should have been a TV announcer with this massive cranium.

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      Mary
      1 Jul 2020
      7:58pm

      I have a massive head! I understand completely.

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      Heather
      1 Jul 2020
      2:29pm

      Exactly, tho i am the opposite — i have a tiny head, so they often slide down over my eyes. One suggestion, Tilley hats do come in sizes.

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      MARGARET
      2 Jul 2020
      7:55am

      I also have an enormous head and have found it hard to find cute hats. But Goorin Brothers (https://www.goorin.com/collections/womens) DOES have giant sizes for the enormous pumpkins we carry atop our necks.

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    Mindy
    1 Jul 2020
    11:37am

    I feel the need to share an update on some recent personal growth. I have actually worn shorts a couple of times in the past few weeks. Yes, shorts. I now own two pairs and they are Royal Robbins Backcountry shorts that have a 5″ inseam, aren’t tight around my thighs, have multiple pockets, but don’t look sloppy. AND, it turns out, they don’t look horrendous on me, even with my pasty legs sticking out.

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      Jeanne
      1 Jul 2020
      1:37pm

      Yay for personal growth and your cooler legs!

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        Jenny
        1 Jul 2020
        3:47pm

        I ordered shorts from Everybody World: impeccably eco-friendly (if the website is to be believed), unisex. They make my arse look like a dorm fridge, but they are so comfortable and the pockets so perfect, I don’t mind.

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          kimbersam
          1 Jul 2020
          7:34pm

          Jenny! I am snort-laughing, “arse like a dorm fridge”! Hilarious!

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            D.Morgendorffer
            1 Jul 2020
            8:32pm

            I don’t know what it says about me, but it wasn’t until I read the sentence in its entirety that I realized Jenny didn’t mean the phrasing in a complimentary way. Being a former academic brat, I guess I connoted the phrase with being a welcome sight, sign of a dorm resident who might have snacks.

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              Mamavalveeta03
              2 Jul 2020
              2:56am

              Bahahaha!

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              Jenny
              2 Jul 2020
              1:39pm

              You might know me better than I know myself, D.! I think the image came to me because my son’s university has just announced it will open for fall quarter. No open common areas (ie. kitchens), no in-hall dining (only take out). The only appliance students are allowed is a … dorm fridge. So perhaps I was also thinking of comfort!

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    c.w.
    1 Jul 2020
    10:32am

    I love a bucket hat. They aren’t great on a windy day, but I feel like they keep the most sun off my face. A number of good choices here!

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    D.Morgendorffer
    1 Jul 2020
    3:20pm

    I can feel my summer brain coming on: all cognitive power devoted to lounge reading, eating cherries and eggplant (not together), and putting up tomato sauce. When summer brain takes over, I will forget to share something I always mean to share with womankind each summer. Here it is: wearing a kaftan will not make you look like Mrs. Roper. Mrs. Roper is a perfect illustration of how accessories can dramatically change an outfit. You think it’s the kaftan’s fault, but it’s the jewelry and makeup. Mrs. Roper is an accumulation of unwavering wrong choices, starting with marrying Stanley and ending with her plastic bead necklaces (she could have done a simple large pendant on a leather cord). If anything, in retrospect, I kind of wish someone could have steered Mrs. Roper to a divorce attorney and Andrea Linett, who, although a child back then, could have probably helped Mrs. Roper rework her wardrobe. So, to anyone who reads this: no, I’m happy to say, you won’t look like Mrs. Roper if you get that hand block print dress.

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      Rae
      1 Jul 2020
      10:07pm

      This comment is just non-stop wisdom! Thank you!

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      Kim France
      2 Jul 2020
      4:12pm

      Thanks for this, D. Hilarious. And true.

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      Jenny
      1 Jul 2020
      3:43pm

      If this is your summer brain, D, I look forward to a very rewarding and enjoyable season.

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    Emily Murbarger
    2 Jul 2020
    10:07am

    I feel the need to make a pitch for my favorite hats by the Tula Hat Company. You can find them at http://www.tulahats.com
    I wear the Explorer Hat all summer and I get compliments on it all the time. The Chloe Hat is also fetching. They are made of woven palm, which lasts for years.

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      Viajera
      2 Jul 2020
      11:20am

      Thank you – what lovely hats. I love straw hats and it’s hard to find a good one. I am going to email them about making their women’s hats in larger sizes.

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