Summer is here, and what better way to keep your little one cool and stylish than with a cute kids watermelon hat? This adorable accessory is perfect for protecting your child’s delicate skin from the sun while adding a touch of fun to their outfit. In this blog post, we’ll explore the various styles and designs of kids watermelon hats available, as well as provide tips on how to choose the right hat for your child. So get ready to make a fashion statement this summer with a cute kids watermelon hat!
Both of my girls since they were babies have loved hats. My Mom is an avid knitter and would knit the girls some adorable hats & of course, I would buy them some too. My favorite was a crocheted strawberry hat. It was too cute for words. Anyhow, I’ve been inspired by all of the latest DIY’ers out there that have been using watermelon for inspiration. This summer I have seen skirts, bags, and picnic baskets all made to look like watermelons. So, I jumped on the band wagon and thought how cute a watermelon hat would be and how much my girls would love them!
Kids Watermelon Hat
Here’s What You Need:
- Cotton Bucket Hat
- Fabric Dye (Fuschia, Green, and Lime Green)
- Plastic Squirt Bottles
- Drying Rack
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Small Paint Brush
Start by purchasing a bucket hat. Measure the circumference of your child’s head to make sure they need a child’s size. Otherwise, you may have to go with the adult size. The child’s size here was 21 and my daughters head measured 20″. This was just perfect for her with plenty of wiggle room. There are many places you can find these bucket hats. Local crafts stores will have them. However, I purchased mine on Ebay.
Prepare the Fabric Dye. Here are a couple of things that I did differently. When preparing the dye, I used only half of the dye amount. You are only making a squirt bottles worth of dye. Therefore, you will not need the entire package of dye. Next add 2 TBS. of salt. This will help set the dye. You can also use soda ash. I opted for using salt because I didn’t have an soda ash and this works just as well. When you make the dye in the squirt bottle, the directions will tell you to use steaming hot water. I did this for the first bottle and put the lid on the container and shook it up. Little did I know that once I took my finger off the bottle, the cap came flying off and dye was everywhere in my kitchen. Ugh! So, in order to prevent two clean ups, I mixed the next dye solution with half steam water and half warm water. I went and shook this up outside where I was doing my dying. The second time was much better. Make sure to saturate the entire hat in water and wring it out before you begin dying. This is very important! Otherwise, you will end up with a mess because dry fabric will resist the dye in the beginning.
Start with the lime green dye and dye the hat all the way up the brim where there is a border and stop. Next, take the green dye and dye the brim of the hat. Finish, with the fuchsia on the top of the hat. Try and leave a little area of white. This is a little difficult because the dye will spread and want to flow down because of gravity. Let this stand for a couple of hours. Wash the hat in warm water with detergent as recommended by the dye instructions. Let this line dry. If the colors aren’t as vibrant as you would like, you can repeat the dying process again. Last step, take a small paint brush with the black acrylic paint and paint the watermelon seeds randomly onto the hat. Note*** Unless you let the hat sit overnight, the colors will turn out pretty light compared to the picture up above where the dye is in the hat. I wanted the hat to be on the lighter side as well. That is why I let it sit for only a couple of hours.
But, as you can see…Lily has a new favorite hat. She loves it so much that she even wears it around the house. I loved how it turned out and it’s so summery looking.
This is the perfect look for going to the pool, lake or beach.
Or, if you kids are anything like mine…the hat is just perfect for kickin’ it around and having a nice lemonade on a hot day!
The Cute Kids Watermelon Hat is the perfect accessory to add a touch of fun and sweetness to any little one’s outfit. Its vibrant colors and adorable design make it a must-have for summer days at the beach, picnics in the park, or simply lounging around in the backyard. Made with high-quality materials, this hat is not only cute but also durable and comfortable to wear. Whether you’re looking for a gift or just want to treat your child to something special, the Cute Kids Watermelon Hat is sure to bring smiles and joy. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions or if there are any other cute accessories you’d like us to feature!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some creative ways to incorporate a kids watermelon hat into a summer outfit?
The beloved kids watermelon hat! Here are some fun and creative ways to incorporate it into a summer outfit:
Pair it with a cute sundress: Choose a dress in a vibrant color like yellow or green to match the watermelon theme. Add some sandals and sunglasses for a complete summer look.
Create a fruit-themed ensemble: Wear a white t-shirt with watermelon prints or patterns. Pair it with shorts or a skirt in a matching color, like green or pink. Finish off the look with the watermelon hat and some fruity accessories like watermelon earrings or bracelets.
Embrace the tropical vibes: Opt for a Hawaiian shirt or a pineapple-printed top paired with denim shorts. Add the watermelon hat as a playful twist and complete the outfit with flip-flops or espadrilles.
Go for a sporty look: Wear a tank top and athletic shorts in bright colors that complement the watermelon hat. Finish off the outfit with sneakers and colorful socks for an active and fun summer style.
Remember, fashion is all about experimenting and having fun! So don’t be afraid to mix and match different elements to create your own unique summer ensemble using the kids watermelon hat.
Can a kids watermelon hat be used for sun protection during outdoor activities?
Absolutely! A kids watermelon hat can be a fun and stylish way to protect your child’s head and face from the sun during outdoor activities. Look for hats with a wide brim that provide shade for the face, neck, and ears. Additionally, ensure that the hat has UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) to block harmful UV rays. Remember to also apply sunscreen on exposed skin for complete sun protection. Happy outdoor adventures!
What are some fun games or activities that can be played with a kids watermelon hat?
Playing games or engaging in activities with a kids watermelon hat can be a fun and creative way to keep children entertained. Here are a few ideas:
Watermelon Relay Race: Divide the kids into teams and have them race while wearing the watermelon hats. They can pass a watermelon slice or ball to their teammates using only their heads, without using their hands.
Watermelon Hat Fashion Show: Let the kids show off their watermelon hats by organizing a fashion show. They can strut down the “catwalk” and strike poses while wearing their colorful hats.
Watermelon Hat Dance Party: Turn up the music and let the kids dance and groove while wearing their watermelon hats. Encourage them to come up with creative dance moves inspired by the theme.