The Bucket hat. That iconic fashion item made famous by the likes of American journalist and activist, Hunter S. Thompson and the vintage television character Gilligan from Gilligan's Island. The bucket hat has a wide downward sloping brim and is traditionally made out a heavier natural fibre fabric such as twill, denim or tweed and has two eyelets strategically placed on the sides for ventilation.
Of course, today being National Hat day, anything goes. And just like the bucket hat, the pattern companies have us covered. There are even free bucket hat patterns and tutorials for wee kids and adults to be found here and here. So, the question is will you be sewing this season's fashion trend?
Happy Sewing & National Hat Day!