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Know Your Irish Hats - Iconic Irish Hat Guide

Know Your Irish Hats - 8 Different Types of Hats Described

 

Ireland; a country that is renowned for its beautiful scenery, friendly people, and of course, traditional clothing. From the iconic Aran sweater to the humble Irish cap, there is a wealth of history and culture behind every article of clothing.

Today, we're going to take a closer look at one particular item of Irish clothing - Irish hats!

There are many different types of hats that have been popular in Ireland over the years, each with its own unique style and purpose. Let's take a look at some of the most popular Irish hats and learn a little bit about each one along the way!

 

Trendy Irish Hat Styles for Men

1. Men's Driving Cap

A driving cap, also known as a flat cap or ivy cap, is a type of soft hat that is typically made from wool or tweed. The driving cap is a popular choice for men in Ireland, both for its stylish look and its practicality. The brim of the driving cap helps to protect the wearer from the elements, and the soft material makes it comfortable to wear.

Men's Driving Cap Styles

  • Men's Driving Cap Green: This men's driving cap is made of 100% Irish tweed wool. It's beautifully crafted with a green herringbone design that can be worn on any casual or formal occasion. Pair this cap with a green sweater and brown trousers to make a real statement.
  • Men's Grey Herringbone Kerry Cap: What this Kerry cap lacks in color, it makes up for in style. The grey herringbone design is timeless and elegant, and the 100% Irish tweed wool is sure to keep you warm on even the coldest of days. Keep it classic by pairing this cap with a grey suit and white shirt at your next event.

Hats off to the traditional Irish flat cap!

 

2. Kerry Wax Cap

The Kerry wax cap is a type of flat cap that is made from, well, wax cotton. It is a traditional Irish cap that has been worn by farmers and fishermen for generations. The wax cotton fabric is waterproof, which makes it a perfect choice for those who work outdoors in wet conditions.

Men's Kerry Wax Cap Styles

  • Olive Kerry Cap: This olive-colored Kerry wax cap is made from 100% waxed cotton, making it both stylish and practical. The simple design is perfect for those who want a cap that is both understated and stylish. Perfect for days spent outdoors, this cap will keep you dry no matter what the weather throws at you. Pair it with a green jacket, white t-shirt, and jeans for a casual look.

3. Men's Herringbone Trinity Cap

A beautiful 100% wool Irish flat cap that speaks of quality and style. The Herringbone Trinity Cap is a modern take on the classic flat cap, with a herringbone pattern adding a touch of sophistication.

Men's Trinity Cap Styles

  • Trinity Cap Blue Herringbone: A dapper blue flat cap that is perfect for any formal or casual occasion. The 100% wool fabric is soft and luxurious, and the herringbone pattern adds a touch of refinement. Pair this cap with a blue suit and white shirt for a traditional look, or dress it down with jeans and a sweater.
  • Trinity Cap Green Herringbone: A stylish green flat cap that is perfect for any man who wants to add a touch of color to his wardrobe. Pair this cap with a green aran sweater and jeans for a simple look, or go all out with a grey suit and white shirt.
  • Trinity Cap Dark Brown: A handsome dark brown flat cap that is perfect for any man who wants to add a touch of class to his wardrobe. Pair this cap with a brown suit, or a grey sweater and jeans if you're not afraid to experiment with the different colors.

 

4. Men's Ribbed Pull-on Hat

A comfortable and practical hat that is perfect for those cold winter days. The Men's Ribbed Pull-on Hat is made from 100% wool, and includes a soft fleece lining on the inside to protect you from the elements. Snug and stylish, this is an excellent choice for any man.

Men's Ribbed Pull-on Irish Hat Styles

  • Ribbed Hat Red and Charcoal Rim: Red and charcoal never looked so good together! This ribbed hat is made from 100% wool, and features a stylish trim that is sure to turn heads. A grey aran sweater and dark jeans would make the perfect pairing for this hat.
  • Ribbed Hat Navy and Charcoal Rim: Navy never really goes out of style, which is why this navy and charcoal rimmed hat is a great choice if you're looking for a classic look. Style it with a navy fleece and white shirt for a casual, yet put-together look.
  • Ribbed Pull-on Hat All Green: Green; the color of Ireland! This all-green hat is sure to keep you warm and stylish all winter long. Pair it with a green aran sweater, or experiment with other colors like white, black, or grey.

 

Popular Irish Hat Styles for Women

Women are not to be left out when it comes to stylish Irish hats! Here are four great hat styles for women.

 

1. Women's Newsboy Cap Herringbone

Contrary to popular belief, the newsboy cap is not only for men. This herringbone-patterned newsboy cap has been a favorite among women because it combines old and new elements in an appealing way. Mucros Weavers has given us a fresh perspective on tradition in a variety of hues to fit any lady, making it an excellent present for yourself or a very lucky lady.

Women's Newsboy Cap Herringbone Irish Hat Styles

  • Newsboy Cap Navy Herringbone: For the woman who loves the classics, this navy newsboy cap is perfect. The herringbone pattern adds a touch of sophistication, while the 100% wool fabric will keep you warm all winter long. Pair this cap with a navy suit or dress, or experiment with other colors like black, grey, or white.
  • Newsboy Cap Herringbone Blue, Green, and Purple: A fun and colorful take on the traditional newsboy cap. This hat features a herringbone pattern in blue, green, and purple, making it a great choice for those who like to experiment with their style. Pair it with a solid-colored sweater and jeans for a casual look, or dress it up with a black dress and heels.
  • Newsboy Cap Red Herringbone: A bold and stylish choice for the woman who wants to make a statement. This red newsboy cap is sure to turn heads, and the herringbone pattern refines the look—pair with a red sweater and jeans for a coordinated outfit, or experiment with other colors.

 

2. Sheep Bobble Hat

An idyllic winter hat that is sure to make you feel like you're living in a snow globe. The 100% Wool Irish bobble hat with sheep design is one of our best-selling hats, and for good reason -it's beautiful!

If you're looking to add a touch of whimsy to your winter wardrobe, this is the hat for you. The sheep design is playful and fun, while the 100% wool fabric will keep you warm all season long. Pair it with our Aran sweaters and scarves for a collaborative look!

Sheep Bobble Hat Hat Styles

  • Pink and Blue Sheep Bobble Hat: The fun and festive colors of this pink and blue sheep bobble hat are perfect for the holiday season. The 100% wool fabric will keep you warm, while the playful sheep design will definitely bring a smile to your face. The colors may seem like a bold choice, but they actually go well with a variety of different shades. Try pairing it with a white sweater and jeans for a winter-chic look.
  • Sheep Bobble Hat Pink & Green: Add a touch of springtime whimsy to your winter wardrobe with this pink and green sheep bobble hat. Like most of our hats, it's made from 100% wool, so you know it will keep you warm all season long. Similar to the pink and blue above, this hat goes well with various colors!

 

3. Super Soft Merino Wool Hat

Yes, this hat is as soft as it looks! The Super Soft Merino Wool Hat is made from, you guessed it, super soft merino wool. It's the perfect choice for those cold winter days when you need an extra layer to keep your head and ears warm.

Hats made from merino wool are not only incredibly soft, but they're also breathable and moisture-wicking, making them an excellent choice for active people. In addition, this hat is available in various playful colors, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for you.

Merino Wool Irish Hat Styles

  • Super Soft Merino Wool Hat Purple: Purple is a color often associated with royalty, and this hat is fit for a queen. The soft, luxurious merino wool will keep you warm all winter long, while the bold color will make you stand out amongst a sea of boring winter hats. Style it up with a purple scarf and gloves for a playful look!
  • Merino Wool Hat Fuschia: If you're looking for a fun and festive hat, this Fuschia merino wool hat is perfect. The cheerful Fuschia color is flawless for the season! All you need for this look is a white sweater and jeans. The white will enhance the vibrancy of the Fuschia and create a beautiful contrast.
  • Green Merino Wool Hat: A classic and timeless choice, this Irish green merino wool hat is perfect for those who prefer a more understated style. The hat is made from the same soft and luxurious merino wool as our others, but the neutral color makes it easy to pair with any outfit. And we literally mean any outfit - this hat goes with everything!

 

4. Aran Cable Knit

This beautiful bright Aran hat, made of 100% Soft Merino wool, is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this winter. The history of the Aran sweater is a fascinating one, and this hat captures the essence of that history. The cable knit pattern is not only stylish, but it's also functional - it was initially designed to provide warmth and protection from the harsh Irish weather.

Aran Cable Knit Irish Hat Styles

  • Purple Aran Cable Knit: The purple look of this Aran cable knit hat is perfect for those who want to add a pop of color to their winter wardrobe. Style it with a solid-colored sweater and jeans for a coordinated look, or experiment with different colors and patterns.
  • Denim Marl Aran Cable Knit: This denim marl Aran cable knit hat is an excellent choice if you want a more subdued look. The muted colors will go well with a variety of different looks. Try it out with a black sweater and jeans, or dress it up with a black dress and heels, with a denim jacket for a touch of edge.
  • Charcoal Aran Cable Knit: The charcoal color of this Aran cable knit hat is perfect for those who want a more sophisticated look. It's an excellent choice for work or formal occasions. A black sweater and grey trousers can really make this hat pop.

 

Final Thoughts on Irish Hats

There you have it - a guide to the different types of Irish hats available. With so many choices, you're sure to find one that's perfect for you.

So get out there and start shopping! And don't forget, when in doubt, always go with green! #irishhats

Can't find what you're looking for on this list? Check out our website for a huge selection of Irish hats for men, women and kids. We've got something for everyone!

Happy hat shopping!

 

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