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12 Bucket Hat Design Ideas to Inspire

12 Bucket Hat Design Ideas to Inspire
Ketlina Sarkisjane 

By Ketlina Sarkisjane 

4 min read

Bucket hats are iconic headwear pieces that offer a canvas for boundless creativity. Besides their comfortable design that protects the head and eyes from the sun, bucket hats seamlessly blend fashion with functionality. Various bucket hat models can have diverse styles, like bold patterns or minimalistic designs. 

Bucket hats are among the trending products to sell online in 2024. Therefore, if you own a clothing dropshipping business or are planning to open one, adding bucket hats to your catalog would be a smart move. 

With Printful, you can choose from a variety of print-on-demand bucket hats, each offering a unique way to express individuality. Either denim, terry cloth, or organic cotton—the choice is yours! To help you come up with design ideas, we’ve gathered some examples to inspire you. 

1. Fruit designs

Bucket hats are the go-to option for summer headwear. Made of lightweight material, they offer comfort and breathability in hot weather. But to make them more summery, various fruit designs are an ideal choice. Either a custom embroidery fruit clipart or an all-over print with a fruit pattern, a fruit design will add a fresh touch to any summer outfit. 

2. Flower designs

Flower designs are another fun customization idea for bucket hats. They can transform practical headwear into a fashion piece. Either paired with casual denim shorts or a matching dress, they will radiate summer vibes. Pick colors for your custom bucket hats and decorate them with your favorite flowers. Either a dainty embroidery or a vibrant floral print, flower designs can be as diverse as style preferences. 

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3. Nature-inspired designs

Nature is one of the best sources of inspiration. Whether the sun, majestic butterflies, or a magical rainbow—it offers many elements you can include in your bucket hat designs. To find nature-inspired designs, try Printful’s Design Maker and explore the wide selection of ready-to-use clipart. 

4. Animal prints

Animal prints are one of the biggest trends in current fashion. Whether leopard, zebra, tiger, or snake, different wildlife patterns are frequently included in footwear, clothing, and accessory designs. Our Reversible Bucket Hat features all-over print customization on each side, offering you a versatile 2-in-1 accessory.

5. Typography designs

Unleash your creativity with typography designs. From motivational quotes to funny jokes, the possibilities for customizing bucket hats are endless. With a wide range of font styles, you can create a design that best reflects your artistic vision. Pick the message that speaks to you, and let your style shine. 

6. Personalized names/ Initials

Upgrade a simple bucket hat by adding a personal touch with your name or initials. Personalized items add style to your wardrobe and serve as great gifts for friends or relatives. When designing, pick your favorite colors and a font that best resembles the style you’re going for. 

7. Birth year designs

If you’re looking for other personalization options besides name or initials, you can customize a bucket hat with your birth year. It’s another way to add a personal touch to your style and embrace the era in which you entered the world. A design like this, for sure, will be a conversation starter and won’t go unnoticed. 

8. Family-themed designs 

A customized bucket hat with family-themed designs is a way to celebrate the bond between you and your loved ones. For example, you can customize bucket hats to gift a newlywed couple or do matching dad and son hats that’ll bring a smile wherever you go.

Bucket hats with family-themed designs will protect you from the sun and serve as tangible reminders of cherished relationships with your loved ones. 

9. Abstract art

Get creative with abstract designs. Choosing different shapes and color combinations that resonate with you is a way to express your individuality and turn a simple bucket hat into a piece of artwork. Remember there are no rules when creating abstract designs. Feel free to experiment with different approaches to develop a design that speaks to you.

10. Minimalism

If bold animal prints and vibrant abstract art doesn’t resonate with your style, perhaps minimalistic designs are your cup of tea. They offer a sleek and understated aesthetic by incorporating minimal lines and shapes. Pick a material and design minimalistic custom bucket hats that’ll add sophistication to your everyday fits. 

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11. Tie-dye

Did you know you can achieve vibrant tie-dye designs without the hassle of traditional tie-dying? With our all-over print reversible bucket hats, you can choose ready-to-use tie-dye prints and decorate both sides of the hat. Choose your favorite color combinations and create custom hats that will complete any hat collection. But if you want to combine the tie-dye effect with an embroidery design, go for our turquoise and purple Tie-Dye Bucket Hat

12. Hobbies 

Incorporating your hobby into a custom design is a fun way to showcase your passion with style. Whether you’re a hockey fan, a music enthusiast, or a nature lover, you can proudly showcase it by wearing a custom bucket hat that symbolizes your hobby. Whether attending a game or going on a hiking trail, a specialized hat will add a playful flair to your look. 

It’s time to design!

Hopefully, this list of design ideas will inspire you to create your own custom hats or, perhaps, start your own hat business. Explore the design possibilities of ready-to-use clipart, patterns, and prints in our Design Maker and get started! 

Bucket hats are among the best-selling print-on-demand products in our catalog, making them ideal for your dropshipping online store. 

So whether you’re personalizing a hat for your own wardrobe, finding the perfect gift, or expanding your inventory—it’s time to unleash your unique style and design stunning bucket hats. Don’t forget to have fun in the process! 

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By Ketlina Sarkisjane  on Jun. 6, 2024

Ketlina Sarkisjane 

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Ketlina is a freelance content writer. She's passionate about digital marketing and has experience working as a social media manager. In her free time, she enjoys going on long walks with her dog while listening to her favorite podcasts. 

Ketlina is a freelance content writer. She's passionate about digital marketing and has experience working as a social media manager. In her free time, she enjoys going on long walks with her dog while listening to her favorite podcasts.