Shop Talk

Coming Soon: New Bucket Hats!

Bucket Hats have been growing in popularity over the past couple of years. They’re the perfect accessory for Summer festivals, a day at the beach, or just running to the local shops. We’re super excited to add them to the existing hat styles, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect with Summer in full swing and Back to School on the horizon. Bucket Hats will be available to customers in the coming weeks, but for now they’re only available in the uploader so you can plan ahead and get your shop ready for launch.

Product Specs

Bucket Hats come in one size and are suitable for ages 13+. They’re made from breathable 100% cotton and feature eyelet ventilation, a flat top, a moderate 2.2″ (5.5 cm) wide brim, and a 3.1″” (8 cm) deep unstructured crown. They’re lightweight, easy to pack, and easy to clean. Just spot clean and dry in the shade. Bucket Hats are available in five colors: Black, White, Navy, Sand, and Light Pink.

Design Tips for Bucket Hats

Image dimensions for Bucket Hats are 2040 x 1140 px @300 DPI
Image type = png
Aspect ratio = landscape

Take the time to make sure your products are well designed and formatted so your customers will love their Bucket Hats. Well designed products are more likely to be featured and perform better in search.

When designing for Bucket Hats, avoid filling the whole print area with a solid rectangle. There are always exceptions but generally speaking, organic shapes with some areas of transparency will look better. Think about how you can make your product stand out in search. If you’re enabling existing designs, scale them up so they take up the full print area. This will help customers see the details in your design.

We’d advise avoiding areas of partial transparency or transparent gradients if possible. These can be tricky to print and the printing process can produce mixed results. We also recommend avoiding designs with very fine lines as these will be challenging to print accurately. Bold, simple, graphic designs work really well on this product.

Think about the background color of your hats when choosing colors to work with in your design. You can create a background layer and drop the background colors in while you’re designing, so your artwork compliments the color of the hat. The hex codes are below.

Black – #101010
White – #FFFDF5
Navy – #1A2336
Sand – #E5D6c5
Light Pink – #FAD3CA

Design Inspiration

Bucket Hats are most popular with Gen Z (teens to early 20s) so it’s worth spending time researching this audience and finding out what makes them tick. A simple Google search will unearth a wealth of information on this audience. Here are a few resources to get you started:

5 Gen Z Marketing Strategies To Implement in 2022 (Later)
What’s catching the eye of Gen Z? The visual trends their habits are shaping. (CreativeBoom)
For color inspiraton, check out the #colorcombos hastag on TikTok
YouTuber Mina L has some great in-depth videos on trends like “Explaining the Gen Z maximalism trend

We’ll be looking for great Bucket Hat designs to feature over the Back to School period and beyond. We’re always on the lookout for original, unique designs based on popular, evergreen themes including:

  • 80s, 90s, and 00s nostalgia
  • Unique, hand-drawn or illustrated designs featuring humor
  • Nature and outdoors
  • Original designs inspired by Anime
  • Designs celebrating different seasons
  • Hobbies and interests like reading, science, and space
  • Animals
  • Food and Drink

More broadly, we’re looking for designs that are visually striking, compliment the background color of the product, and are unique and original. Taking the time to design something specifically for this product and paying attention to design placement and product formatting will give you a higher chance of being featured.

Bucket Hats are a super fun new product to design for and we know your customers are going to be excited when they hit your shops. We hope they inspire your creativity and we can’t wait to see the amazing new products you bring into the world. 


Featured design in blog header: Kawaii Fried Egg designed and sold by Marceline Smith

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