“All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends,” poet, satirist, and arbiter of taste Dorothy Parker once said. As warm weather rolls out, our schedules are brimming with coffee dates and weekend getaways—opportunities to accessorize your crown.
Keep cool this summer by expanding your warm-weather wardrobe with a shading chapeau, whether for dressing up and going out or for lazy afternoons on a lounge chair.
Here are five fashionable Canadian-made hats for summer.
This classic wide-brimmed beauty is a limited-edition creation from the lifestyle division of Anupaya Cabin Co. in Deep River, Ontario. With a leather strap and wooden bead slider to keep it in place, this paper-straw hat will keep delicate features well shaded and is a long-lasting option for cottage life. Available in small/medium and medium/large sizes.
A fashionable selection for the next garden party, this open-weave natural-straw hat is handmade by Jay Cheng’s Jaycow Millinery Block Common label. Block Common is a contemporary ready-to-wear collection based on 400 hat blocks sourced by Cheng from around the world. With its vintage leather trim and perforated construction, this hat will become a mainstay of your summer gardening uniform.
Beurd’s one-size-fits-all Terrazzo bucket hat will become a weekend wardrobe staple whether you are meeting a pal for coffee on the patio or strolling the Saturday farmers market. With a pattern inspired by the classic flooring material, this 100 per cent cotton hat designed and manufactured in Montreal is the latest addition to this streetwear label’s collection of retro-inpired clothing and accessories.
Get ready for wedding, engagement, and patio party season with this flirty hat designed by Shari Reid of Vancouver’s Rosehip Hat Studio. Its 1920s-meets-2020s style allows the wearer to show off a high ponytail or a scarf with its short, curved back. Easy to pack, the Amelia is available in three fabrics—cotton, linen, or wool—and four shades: charcoal, classic blue, gold nugget, and soft berry.
Strike a pose with this multitoned woven sunhat from Sherri Hrycay, a hatmaker for over 20 years. Influenced by the charming styles of the past, she also designs classic bowlers, cloches, and fedoras. As well as hats, her store in Saskatoon carries men’s and women’s clothing and homeware.