Easter Bonnets were traditionally decorated with flowers as a way to celebrate Spring. Spring may still seem far off as I write with deep snow drifts surrounding our cottage, but here are some perfect Easter hats just to tempt you for when the temperature starts to rise. Easter has traditionally been the time to change those winter clothes for some bright new Spring shades and a hat is a perfect way to bring some of the season's signature colours into your wardrobe. Rather than Easter Eggs, think sugared almonds...
Pachacuti's Delaunay Panama has a great, vintage brocade ribbon, whilst the Margarita brings in some on-trend pink with just a hint of the season's hottest colour, fuschia, as an accent on the hat band.
My favourite hat of the season is this Lemon Voyager, rollable and flattering, it's a great hat for so many different occasions and definitely the one I'll be taking on holiday this year. Yellow is not only symbolic of Easter, but also conveys a strong sense of optimism. I'll certainly be happy when Spring really does show its face. Meanwhile, in a fabulous rose and lemon combination, the Miami Deco with its extra wide brim is definitely a hat for keeping cool once the temperature really does start to rise.
It may be a while until your holidays, but this Aqua hat will remind you of swimming in warm coastal waters. Pastel aqua is a flattering colour for many people and combines well with so many other shades. Pachacuti is working to incorporate more traditional skills from various producers into each of our hats and this Rose Maya Panama hat has a hand-loomed, Fair Trade ribbon and, as we ensure that all elements of our hat are as ethically sourced as possible, even the leather loop is Fair Trade.
Happy Easter from Pachacuti and don't forget your Easter bonnet!