Hats have a place in just about any member of the family’s wardrobe. While they are no longer mainly a fashion statement, at least in the United States, in the summer, they serve a very utilitarian purpose. There have been numerous studies showing the danger of UV rays to the skin. A hat is one of the best ways to protect the top of the head, the neck and the face from the damaging and potentially cancer causing rays.
Baseball caps are the hat of choice for many men, especially young men. They offer a brim which provides some sun protection and they are mostly made from cool cotton. The can be worn forward or back, both work but of course, worn backwards there is no protection from the sun.
The Panama hat is a dressier hat that looks good on a man with fashion sense. President Theodore Roosevelt is credited with bringing this hat into fashion and it has continued to be a favorite for over 100 years.
Travel hats are available for both men and women. What they have in common is the fact that they will not be ruined if they need to be crushed by packing into a bag or suitcase. They are often made from cotton or from woven material that is very forgiving. The fact that they can be easily packed makes them ideal for a day or a week at the beach or for a cruise. They come in a wide variety of styles and colors and are just about the perfect hat for the summer.
When it comes to babies, bonnets for little girls are adorable. Little boys often wear bucket sun hats in a variety of really cool prints. The best hats also have a flap in the back that protects the back of the neck, as well as the head and face. Girls can also wear a bucket hat as they come in designs and colors for both sexes.
When it comes to great summer hats for women, there are tons of options. Bucket hats come in adult sizes, and both men and women can take advantage of the coverage that they provide. They come in lots of colors and patterns as well.
Big hats are popular with women, especially in the summer. Many of these come in straw or cotton and are offered at most major retailers. The brims can be stiff or floppy, both are equally fashionable. For travel, these also come in the crush proof variety.
Another option for women is a visor, with or without the full hat. It has the look of a baseball cap, but is softer with a larger, wider visor. It also has no sports logo, but instead will come in a variety of colors and with pretty trim.
These are just a few of the summer hats that the entire family can enjoy. Prices vary depending on the manufacturer, but most off-price retailers have a great selection and you really don’t need to spend much more than $20 to have a great hat.