The bucket hat is also called a fishing hat, which was originated from the early twentieth century. It was traditionally worn by Irish farmers and fishermen as protection from the rain. The pure wool fabric and the downward sloping hat brim design give fishermen a certain waterproof function. Bucket hats gradually have more applicable palaces. As it is so well-shaped, it was later adopted by the Israeli Defense Forces and the US Army during the Vietnam War. They borrowed the shape and material of the fishing hats and made it easier for soldiers to use by deepening its brim.
In Israel, the fisherman’s hat is called the fool’s cap. During the period of Israel’s independence, many Israeli soldiers found that they needed hats to protect themselves from the sun and heat. At first, they used an Arabian-style headscarf, but later they wanted to distinguish themselves from the Arab soldiers. So they improved the Jewish cap, which became a fisherman’s hat and it was called “Kova tembel” in Israeli. The hat (mostly in grass green) is still used by Israeli troops today and is seen by most Israelis as an important symbol of freedom and independence.
No one has expected that the fisherman’s hat to become a fashion item. The popularity of the modern fisherman’s hat was sparked by American comedian, Rodney Dangerfield, who plays a character and he wears a bucket hat all the year round in the comedy “Gilligan’s Island.” He often laughs that in his later years, whenever he wears a fishing hat, he usually gets a free bowl of soup (because his hat looks like a bowl). In 1998, Gary Alexander, the lead singer of American band New Radicals, his bucket hat almost became one of his personal symbols. During its process of development, the bucket hat has been given a variety of connotations and becomes a symbol of various fashionable cultures.
The bucket hat is soft and foldable that makes it easy to carry. The brim of the hat is narrow and small, and the hat itself is so deep. A circle of slightly trapezoidal shading edges not only prevent sun but also prevent light transmission. Bucket hats are usually made of a thicker material and some elastic weave. There are breathable mesh holes in the top of the hat, which makes you feel refreshed, comfortable, breathable and not stuffy in summer. When you choose a bucket hat, the wider the brim, the safer for your skin.
Bucket hats are suitable for all people. They may choose hats which differ in style and colour. It is a perfect choice for people to travel in summer. As decorative items, they are still very popular with young people. The bucket hat is used to modify their faces so that to improve the temperament and make them look very charming. Different hats are chosen for different face types. Similarly, different styles of hats have different requirements for hairstyles. Women can wear them as cute as they are.
Fashionable people always like to change their hats with different styles. The bucket hat with its retro style and chic design make it so popular in present.