Folks, it is high time I introduced you to my husband's uncle, Dale:
The guy in the apron? That's Dale, and he's awesome. And if you'll notice, he's got quite the bucket hat on. That's one of the reasons why Dale is so awesome; it's because he seems to have a never-ending supply of bucket hats. I'm not kidding. Just about every time I see Dale, he's got a bucket hat on (with the exception of church or fancy-pants gatherings like weddings and stuff.) It's gotten to the point where it's hard to think of Dale and not associate him with bucket hats.
So just guess what kind of hats we're going to look at today. Just guess. C'mon, be a sport.
This one is notable for two reasons:
1.) It's a surfing hat, so it actually has a chin strap attached to keep it on your head while hitting the waves and
2.) It's apparently in Australia. Anyone know the exchange rate for Australian dollars?
If the bucket of this hat seems a little extreme at first, there's a good reason for it; this hat comes from a website that caters to women who have lost their hair for whatever reason (EX: cancer, chemotherapy, alopecia, etc.)
In any event, I think it's pretty stinking cute. Particularly the buckle.
Apparently, this hat comes from a clothing line called Nothing Else Will Do (or NEWD for short,) and it's based out of Milwaukee, WI. They've actually got quite a few items that are worth a look, but for the sake of staying on-topic, I'm just going to post this tangerine-colored bucket hat.
And if any of you happen to drool all over your keyboard while looking at the guy wearing the bucket hat, that is so not even my fault.
Now what kind of HH post would this be if I failed to post a crocheted version of a hat, as well as the directions as how to make one for yourself?
I think the word we're looking for is LACKING. Definitely LACKING.
So in the end, what have we learned today, Internets?
Bucket hats are universal. And so are little kids giving the camera the stinkeye when forced to pose with adults.