The song from the 1960s musical “Hair” said it all: “gleaming, streaming … shoulder length or longer … my hair!” That’s pretty wonderful, especially if you have a healthy head of beautiful hair, but what do you do with it when you need to wear a hat? The ponytail hat is the perfect answer. Whether it is the classic baseball cap with the strap that fastens under your hair, or the Colorado summit messy bun beanie, a hat that will allow you to pull up that mop of hair into a ponytail is miles ahead of the usual wild array of static cling that is winter hair or the mashed down mess of a bun that had to be squashed under a hat.
Speaking of classic baseball caps, there is a new twist on the ponytail and hat combo, and that is the messy bun trucker cap that has a split from crown to adjustment band that allows a way to place that hat around a ponytail or bun and then secure the hat in its most comfortable position.
These hats are not an “either/or” kind of fashion. You can easily have a billed winter hat that covers your ears, keeping them warm, while the bill shades your eyes. At the same time, you can let those wonderful locks flow. A high ponytail hat will encourage the wearer to secure a long spill of hair high on the head. Or a shorter ponytail can be secured lower on the neck. The combination of hat and hair can help to keep everything together, even in a high wind. Pins can pull out, but if your hat is anchored with your ponytail, it is less likely to leave your head.
Finally, you can use a ponytail hat to combine with a ponytail or braid for a beautiful fashion statement. Flowered hats, straw hats, cable-knit or crochet hats are perfect for combining with your beautiful hair. For centuries, the hat was an accessory expected to accompany every outfit. An attractive headpiece can be the perfect finish to your outfit.