We’re almost there – St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and this week, why not get in early and invest in the best St. Patrick’s Day hat possible. Whether you fancy donning oodles of green to fend off leprechauns, or to display your affinity for Guinness, we’ve scoured the luckiest toppers, boaters and bowlers out there; giving you more time to raise hell down with only the finest (likely green) headgear.
Once you’ve got the questionable hat, it’s time to pick up some supplies to have the very best St. Patrick’s Day party in the known universe. We’ve got a guide to the 10 things to get for the best St. Patrick’s Day party which should help you out.
For the gold-lovers: Green and gold shamrock Hat
Emblazoned with a multitude of shiny gold shamrocks, this glitzy hat is perfect for keeping impish spirits at bay.
For the dandy leprechaun: Velvet shamrock hat
This dashing dark green velvet leprechaun hat comes with an embellished gold shamrock — ideal for flaunting your wealth and your brazen bohemian lifestyle. At under a fiver it leaves you an ample budget for tearing about the town.
For the luxury lover: Fancy leprechaun hat
Topped with a clover, sequins and a fancy feather; this hat is sure to compliment any reasonably sized head and wouldn’t look out at place at a poker game or rousing cabaret.
For the glam-junkie: Green glitter bowler
A great addition to any fancy dress party, this bowler is sure to bring a dash of the ol’ razzle dazzle wherever you may be staggering this Paddy’s day.
For the plumage pioneer: Feathered headband hat
You would not believe the number of feathers on this bad boy; an amount seconded only by the sequins, and bonus frilling. Hilariously small, it fits on your head with a moderately concealed band. Enjoyed by both avant-garde artists and Gwen Stefani.
For the adventurer: Shamrock fedora hat
Popular with explorers, gangsters and men’s rights activists, the fedora is both stylish and wind resilient. This one features a black buckle and shamrock detailing for that green-some Paddy’s day boost.
For the blue-blooded: Green top hat
Finally; a novelty hat fitting for a Royal wedding. Less “emblazoned” than some of the other headgear, it’s minimalist green colour and matching ribbon make for a fine topper.
For the leafed: Shamrock hat
Whether you’re looking for a way to stand out at the parade or blend seamlessly into nearby topiary, this is the hat for you! Like a real shamrock, it’s green, leafy and abundant. Distinctly unlike a real shamrock, it features a gaping hole ideal for a human-sized head.
For the monarch: Mini velvet hat
An adorable tiny top hat emblazoned with gold shamrocks sat atop a green tiara, it’s sure to get the adulation of your subjects.
For the entertainer: Sequin Fedora
A fancy fedora emblazoned with sequins and coloured a bright emerald green, it makes for an eye-catching headpiece whatever the occasion.
For the high-roller: Velvet bowler
Ah the ol’ faithful billycock, bob hat, bombín — historically associated with “city gents”, this particular velvet green bowler is totally down for business.
For the boisterous boozer: Guinness Hat
Showcase your affection for the iconic Irish stout with this huge plush hat ideal for merry good times all round.
For the come-hither leprechaun: Mini leprechaun hat
A perfect finishing touch for any leprechaun outfit, this top hat is tiny, green and buckled — just like everyone’s favourite bearded fairies.
For the daring detective: Sequin trilby
Once viewed as the rich man’s favoured hat; the trilby’s still as iconic as ever. This green sequined model features a debonair yellow band and flattering brim.
For the comedian: Jester Hat
This bright jester’s hat even features cute jingly little bells which will no doubt be loved by your drinking companions.
For the gunslinger: Green glitter cowboy hat
Thematically linked to St. Patrick’s Day with the green and sequins, this wild cowboy hat is ideal for expertly wrangling pints, taxis and long-standing blood feuds.
For the show-off: Giant leprechaun hat
The golden God of gigantic novelty hats, this psychedelic topper could comfortably hold a small dog; ideal if you’re looking to stash gold or freak out late night revellers.
Those are our top picks for the ‘best’ St. Patrick’s Day hat, but don’t forget to check out our guide to the 10 accessories you need to have the best St. Patrick’s Day party.