The Bucket Hat

by Ketchingup

Finally, summer has arrived and with it the hot glaring sun. Those in the know seek shelter under the cover of their bucket hat.

For something that was invented by Irish fisherman to provide shelter from the rain, the bucket hat is now widely worn by all ages.

You'll see small children sheltered by these hats, which provide protection from the sun to their youthful heads.

You'll see women sporting these about town as they do their summer shopping.

You'll see men seeking shelter under their bucket hats at work and play.

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What is a Bucket Hat?

Bucket HatAs already mentioned bucket hats were invented by Irish fisherman to protect them from the weather.

Typically they are made from a heavy cotton material something like canvas or denim.

They have a wide brim that normally pitches downward.

Many of them have grommet holes in the side for ventilation.

They are a hat worn by both men and women as well as children.

They are very popular because they can just be rolled up and stuffed in a pocket. In addition, the cotton hats can be can be easily laundered.

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Childrens Bucket Hats

Bucket HatChildren's bucket hats are widely used to protect the sensitive heads of young children.

How many times have you seen infants in strollers with bucket hats on?

These hats provide great protection from the suns harshness.

Some of these hats provide excellent UV protection and are even UV rated.

Some of the bucket hats for children are reversible with different patterns available and of course they are washable..

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Bucket Hats for Children

i play. Bucket Sunhat

Babies' skin is more vulnerable to sunburn, so special care must be taken to ensure that it's well protected from the sun i play swimwear and sun protection clothing is made fro...

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Trend Lab Dr. Seuss Bucket Hat, Cat In The Hat, 6 Months

Protect your child's face from the harmful rays of the sun with this Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Bucket Hat by Trend Lab. This hat is sure to please with its charming scatter print...

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Dozer Reversible Cotton Sun Hat Check Bucket,UPF50+

Our Tradition of high quality, fashionable head wear at affordable prices continues but this year we are introducing an additional 'function' to this style. The advent of a remo...

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Women's Bucket Hats

Bucket HatWhen you look at women's bucket hats you enter into the world of fashion.

Women's hats are not just cotton hats you can roll up and stuff in your pocket, although some of those hats do exist in the women's product line.

However, many of the bucket hats for women are more fashionable and are often called sun hats and not bucket hats.

Many of the women's designs have appliques applied to them.

Many of them do provide UV protection and are reversible.

The bucket hat is in its basic design a very useful product for what it is designed to do.

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Men's Bucket Hats

Bucket HatMen's bucket hats tend to have a more rugged look rather than a high fashion look. Would you expect anything else?

Some men actually prefer a hat that is very similar to the bucket called the Boonie Hat.

Nevertheless there ia a wide variety of bucket hats available that provide the same protection from the elements as do the women's hats and child's hats.

Some of the Men's Bucket Hats Available

Classic Cotton Bucket Hat by Dorfman Pacific

Classic Bucket Hat by Dorfman Pacific. Since 1921 Dorfman Pacific had prided itself in being one of the largest full-line, head wear companies in the world. No frills, just a si...

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Fishing Hat (02)-Beige W10S30F

Set the sails and weigh anchor in our new Beige Fishing hat. Made from a 100% cotton this pigment dyed twill bucket cap is ideal for next fishing adventure at sea or even in a n...

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Boonie Hat - ACU

Sizes available are Small - Size 7, Medium - Size 7 1/4, Large - Size 7 1/2, XL Size 7 3/4

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Stay Cool

So there you have it.

Summer has arrived.

The temperatures are rising.

So get on out there and enjoy your summer, but protect your lid with a bucket hat.

Updated: 01/03/2015, Ketchingup
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