13 Garden Hats: You've Got it Made in the Shade

Find out what hats will protect you from the sun, and maybe even look stylish doing it with these HGTVGardens editors' picks.

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Bucket List

Sure to be the hat we grab first for a day in the garden, this Solar Bucket Hat from Sunday Afternoons comes in a variety of plain and fancy color options, but we are partial to this fun girly-Pink Camo (there's also a plain Camo, for traditionalists) version. Though this hat has plenty of fashion flair, it's fully functional for getting down to garden business, as in: packable, water-repellant, ventilated with a chinstrap for windy days. Whatever you have to throw at this hat, it can take it.

The Last Straw

Super-functional and cute too, the SmartStraw Sedona Sun Hat is a one-size-fits-all wonder featuring a cotton lining for extra comfort and 50+ UPF protection.

Duluth Trading Company Crusher Packable Sun Hat

With a UPF of 50+ this Duluth Trading Company sun hat promises to keep dangerous rays at bay.

Shape Shifter

Coolibar's Shapeable Bucket Hat features a moisture-wicking internal sweatband to keep things cool (along with 50+ UPF) and is travel-friendly, easily stored in a suitcase, bag or even a back pocket.

Everyone Needs a Hat

Few garden tools are as indispensable as a great hat. This San Diego Bucket Hat is packable, one-size-fits-all, has a UPF of 50+ and looks pretty cute too.

Trekt Outdoors Helios Sun Hat

This high 50+ UPF Helios sun hat has an ample brim to keep shade on the run, a drawcord for use in heavy winds and a design that holds up to multiple washings.

Women's Work Paisley Hat

Bordering on the mod, this WomansWork Paisley Hat is 100% cotton which means it's washable. This hat is stylish enough to wear to festivals or a casual garden party. But there's more! It's reversible, with an equally cute checked design to swap out when you tire of paisley.

Low-Key Lid

We love this stylishly low-key garden hat option for when you don't want a huge brim or a lid festooned with flowers and frou-frou. This Eclipse hat from Sunday Afternoons comes in four color options (though we're partial to Slate) and keeps things cool with ventilated panels and wicking, UPF +50 fabric. It's packable too, making it ideal for garden tour road trips. Bonus: it comes in men's and women's sizes.

Cotton Keeps Its Cool

The Everyday Cotton hat from Coolibar, like all this brand's toppers, features a 50+ UPF and comes in nine colors from brights to neutrals.

Hip Hat

Add some swagger to your garden routine with this adorable, colorful Ripstop Military Cap from Duluth Trading Company.

Light as a Feather

The Featherweight Bucket hat is washable, 50+ UPF, features a draw cord to keep things stable on windy days and comes in five classic shades, making it a close-to-perfect garden hat.

Coolibar Pink Sun Shade Visor

It’s nice to have a terrycloth sweatband to help wick away perspiration on hot days, like the built-in band in Coolibar's Sun Shade Visor. The visor is hand washable, made from cotton canvas and air-dries quickly. Rated UPF 50+, it has a 4”-wide brim to shelter your skin from damaging rays. The visor comes in pink, lilac, blue and other colors. Best of all, you can roll it up and stick it in your pocket at the end of the day, and it’ll pop right back into shape. 

Sunny Spot

The Shapeable Sun Catcher Hat is lightweight, packable, washable, 50+ UPF and has a handy cord to keep it secure in all types of weather.

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