Fun with Easter Bonnets (Second Edition)

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Last year, I did a post on Easter bonnets which has received a great reception, even to this day. So I decided to do another Easter bonnet post for this Easter. While the one above might seem like a crazy Easter bonnet to some, keep in mind that this picture was taken at a time when such large hats were in style like the turn of the 19th century. But while Easter bonnets have been a long standing tradition, it’s only been recently that they’ve become the Easter equivalent to the Christmas sweater. And in some major cities like New York, it’s not unusual for people to parade the streets in their wildly outrageous Easter hats. And believe me, a lot of them are so big that make you wonder how they manage to deal with neck pain afterwards. Because those hats must be a lot of trouble to keep your head up. Nevertheless, a lot of these people who wear such hats usually make their own because they might find it fun. And as you see while a lot of these have Easter themes, some of them have a special creative spin. So for your Easter reading pleasure, here is another treasure trove of wacky and wonderful Easter bonnets.

  1. Some people eat chocolate eggs while others use them for decoration.
Man, that's a big waste of chocolate as far as I'm concerned. But at least the stuffed bunny is adorable.

Man, that’s a big waste of chocolate as far as I’m concerned. But at least the stuffed bunny is adorable.

2. Sometimes it helps to go simple and start small.

This one has a headband as well as a sparkly bunny and eggs. Still, love the bow.

This one has a headband as well as a sparkly bunny and eggs. Still, love the bow.

3. Well, this hat’s sure becoming a real bird’s nest.

Sure those are pom pom chicks. But they really seem to be making a mess in that rabbit hat.

Sure those are pom pom chicks. But they really seem to be making a mess in that rabbit hat.

4. Of course, it helps if your hat is surrounded by chicks.

Yes, the pom pom chicks are hanging from the hat. But at least they're there for the portrait.

Yes, the pom pom chicks are hanging from the hat. But at least they’re there for the portrait.

5. Seems like she’s wearing a bird’s nest this Easter.

Well, the look is intentionally anyway. But the birds and eggs seem to be of different colors.

Well, the look is intentionally anyway. But the birds and eggs seem to be of different colors.

6. How about some carrots on your porkpie?

This seems to be an easy Easter bonnet look as you see. Just add carrots to a porkpie hat and you're good to go.

This seems to be an easy Easter bonnet look as you see. Just add carrots to a porkpie hat and you’re good to go.

7. On a purple Easter bonnet, you can’t have too many lilies.

Nevertheless, I wish I could see the whole hat but part of it was cut from the photo. Sometimes you have to do with what you have.

Nevertheless, I wish I could see the whole hat but part of it was cut from the photo. Sometimes you have to do with what you have. Still, the dog also has a bonnet for you to see, too.

8. For an Easter bonnet, there’s no limit on shades of pink.

This one has a blue bird on the side and a glittery silver branch. Still, you can't help but love this one.

This one has a blue bird on the side and a glittery silver branch. Still, you can’t help but love this one.

9. This bee has been buzzing around this little girl’s bonnet for quite some time.

Then again, the effect is intentional. Nevertheless, it's so cute.

Then again, the effect is intentional. Nevertheless, it’s so cute.

10. On Easter, one can never carry too many plushies around.

Man, this guy has a whole hat of plushies that seems rather heavy. And he's wearing a necklace of stuffed bunnies to boot.

Man, this guy has a whole hat of plushies that seems rather heavy. And wearing a necklace of stuffed bunnies to boot.

11. No Easter parade would be complete without this egg.

Well, egg Easter bonnet anyway. Still, not sure how someone should wear this thing.

Well, egg Easter bonnet anyway. Still, not sure how someone should wear this thing.

12. It’s not an Easter bonnet without the rabbit ears.

Then again, the tradition of outrageous Easter bonnets might predate the ugly Christmas sweater. This one certainly comes from the 1950s.

Then again, the tradition of outrageous Easter bonnets might predate the ugly Christmas sweater. This one certainly comes from the 1950s or earlier.

13. Seems like she’s topped off with a rather bespectacled chick.

Because the chick in question has a pair of pipe cleaner glasses. Still, that's cute.

Because the chick in question has a pair of pipe cleaner glasses. Still, that’s cute.

14. On any Easter bonnet, one can never have too many flowers.

This one seems to have Easter flowers all over the hat. And even the chickies are wearing straw hats of their own.

This one seems to have Easter flowers all over the hat. And even the chickies are wearing straw hats of their own.

15. Sometimes a small Easter basket will do.

Well, I guess that one didn't take very long to make. Not sure if this woman is wearing it right though.

Well, I guess that one didn’t take very long to make. Not sure if this woman is wearing it right though.

16. Sometimes it helps to go a little low key now and then.

This one is just a green turban with red flowers. Seems doable but might be harder than it looks.

This one is just a green turban with red flowers. Seems doable but might be harder than it looks.

17. How about top your Easter bonnet with some Angry Birds?

As I'm aware, Angry Birds seems to be a popular motif for Easter bonnets. This is especially pertaining to boys.

As I’m aware, Angry Birds seems to be a popular motif for Easter bonnets. This is especially pertaining to boys.

18. It’s said that a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the nest.

And it seems her hat contains a couple of blue birds in a nest. Of course, I'm not sure how easy these birds are to find.

And it seems her hat contains a couple of blue birds in a nest. Of course, I’m not sure how easy these birds are to find.

19. A nest hat always needs to go with the right chick.

Not sure if the chick is a little big for the nest. But at any rate, the ribbon is a good match.

Not sure if the chick is a little big for the nest. But at any rate, the ribbon is a good match.

20. You can always get creative with spring colors for Easter.

This one seems to have pom poms, eggs, and flowers of almost every color imaginable. Wonder how long it took to make that.

This one seems to have pom poms, eggs, and flowers of almost every color imaginable. Wonder how long it took to make that.

21. For any Easter parade, this pink top hat is just the ticket.

This one has a pink bunny and feather as well as all kinds of Easter decor. Not sure if I'd want to wear it though.

This one has a pink bunny and feather as well as all kinds of Easter decor. Not sure if I’d want to wear it though.

22. What’s with the nest on top of this hatching egg?

I mean this one has a nest of chicks on top of a hatching egg. How crazy is that? Yeah, that's freaky.

I mean this one has a nest of chicks on top of a hatching egg. How crazy is that? Yeah, that’s freaky.

23. On any Easter bonnet, you can’t go wrong with so many eggs.

As long as the eggs are fake. Even hard boiled ones have the potential to make a mess. Still, love the flying chicks on this.

As long as the eggs are fake. Even hard boiled ones have the potential to make a mess. Still, love the flying chicks on this.

24. An Easter bonnet with large flowers is bound to stand out.

Seems like this girl has a basket on her head for some reason. Not sure she really does though.

Seems like this girl has a basket on her head for some reason. Not sure she really does though.

25. You never know what you can do with a green top hat.

This one seems to be all chicked out as far as I'm concerned. Also has a lot spring stuff, too.

This one seems to be all chicked out as far as I’m concerned. Also has a lot spring stuff, too.

26. Remember Easter flowers always go on top for parades.

And it seems this one has a large bouquet of them. Not sure how many are in there. But I know they're all fake.

And it seems this one has a large bouquet of them. Not sure how many are in there. But I know they’re all fake.

27. Not sure of what to make about the duckling on her head.

Still, I hope it's not taxidermy because that would be creepy. But you may never know from this old photo.

Still, I hope it’s not taxidermy because that would be creepy. But you may never know from this old photo.

28. This boy is a proud member of the Blue Egg and Rabbit tribe.

Okay, this is a boy in his Easter bonnet. Nevertheless, he'd probably be less embarrassed in one that's styled like an Indian headdress.

Okay, this is a boy in his Easter bonnet. Nevertheless, he’d probably be less embarrassed in one that’s styled like an Indian headdress.

29. For small children, you can’t go wrong with crocheted bunny ears.

Sure it might not be an outrageous Easter bonnet. But it's pretty adorable to say the least.

Sure it might not be an outrageous Easter bonnet. But it’s pretty adorable to say the least.

30. A blue bunny always makes a great Easter bonnet.

Yes, I know that bunnies aren't normally blue. But this one is so adorable that you'd want to hug it.

Yes, I know that bunnies aren’t normally blue. But this one is so adorable that you’d want to hug it.

31. For tall Easter bonnet, there is no limit on flowers.

This one is covered with almost every flower you can think of. And it has little bunnies and chicks on the brim. Wonder how this woman holds up her head.

This one is covered with almost every flower you can think of. And it has little bunnies and chicks on the brim. Wonder how this woman holds up her head.

32. Who says men can’t rock out with flowers?

Sure a guy can like flowers if he desires to. Still, like the bird on his head.

Sure a guy can like flowers if he desires to. Still, like the bird on his head.

33. Why stop with an Easter egg when you can have an Easter tree?

This is a massive hat. Wonder how this person is coping with neck strain. But it's certainly elaborate by any means.

This is a massive hat. Wonder how this person is coping with neck strain. But it’s certainly elaborate by any means.

34. For the Easter parade, it won’t hurt to recognize the Monarch Butterfly.

Monarch butterflies aren't among the most beautiful. But they're a very common sight in the spring. They're best known for their summer/autumn migration to the South in the Eastern US.

Monarch butterflies aren’t among the most beautiful. But they’re a very common sight in the spring. They’re best known for their summer/autumn migration to the South in the Eastern US.

35. For Easter, you can never have too many bunnies in your bonnet.

I don't know about you, but she looks as if she's wearing a wide brimmed beekeeper hat of some sort. Not sure why.

I don’t know about you, but she looks as if she’s wearing a wide brimmed beekeeper hat of some sort. Not sure why.

36. Of course, you can always go with a conical option.

This white one has a pink ribbon in which pom pom chicks slide. Simply adorable.

This white one has a pink ribbon in which pom pom chicks slide. Simply adorable.

37. If you’re not a fan of chicks, may I suggest a swan hat?

Sure paper mache and white feathers may not make a graceful swan. But I find this hat strangely charming.

Sure paper mache and white feathers may not make a graceful swan. But I find this hat strangely charming.

38. If you like Frozen, may I suggest a bonnet of Olaf in the pool.

Olaf may be dreaming of summer despite the fact that he's a snowman. This means he'd simply perish in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Olaf may be dreaming of summer despite the fact that he’s a snowman. This means he’d simply perish in temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

39. A small nest hat is bound to have some eggs.

Not sure birds normally lay that many eggs at one time. But at least this bonnet is a rather simple and small design.

Not sure birds normally lay that many eggs at one time. But at least this bonnet is a rather simple and small design.

40. Is that hat upside down?

Sure looks like it. Nevertheless, it sure matches her outfit perfectly.

Sure looks like it. Nevertheless, it sure matches her outfit perfectly.

41. For spring flowers, it doesn’t hurt to go all out on Easter.

This woman was in my Easter bonnet post last year. Must have bonnets like that every year as far as I'm concerned. Still, couldn't do another post like this without her.

This woman was in my Easter bonnet post last year. Must have bonnets like that every year as far as I’m concerned. Still, couldn’t do another post like this without her.

42. Seems like this magic hat had more than just a bunny in it.

I have to admit this is a pretty clever idea. Like the bunny with a magic wand.

I have to admit this is a pretty clever idea. Like the bunny with a magic wand.

43. For Easter, you can’t go wrong with a rainbow chick bonnet.

I know this was created by a child. But it does look quite adorable. Like the chick's hat, too.

I know this was created by a child. But it does look quite adorable. Like the chick’s hat, too.

44. Seems like this bunny is crawling into its hole.

According to Pinterest, this is supposed to be a boy's Easter bonnet idea. And it includes insects to boot.

According to Pinterest, this is supposed to be a boy’s Easter bonnet idea. And it includes insects to boot.

45. Those who aren’t into bunnies and chicks might want their Easter bonnet to be a giant gumball machine.

Of course, there are plastic Easter eggs in them for a little Easter touch. But it's a rather unusual concept.

Of course, there are plastic Easter eggs in them for a little Easter touch. But it’s a rather unusual concept.

46. All this hat contains is a row of carrots.

Now that's bound to attract critters. Still, it's a pretty clever idea that doesn't seem to take a lot of time. Well, if you buy your carrots at a store.

Now that’s bound to attract critters. Still, it’s a pretty clever idea that doesn’t seem to take a lot of time. Well, if you buy your carrots at a store.

47. This Easter, any boy is sure to love an Easter bonnet of the Caped Crusader.

Not sure if Batman would be fit for Easter because he's not known for being a cheery person. Not sure about an Easter bonnet of Robin though.

Not sure if Batman would be fit for Easter because he’s not known for being a cheery person. Not sure about an Easter bonnet of Robin though.

48. These Angry Birds are just settling in their nest.

I told you that Angry Birds is a popular idea for Easter bonnets. Nevertheless, this is another interesting hat.

I told you that Angry Birds is a popular idea for Easter bonnets. Nevertheless, this is another interesting hat.

49. This Easter, how about decorate a straw hat with peeps?

Because these sugary marshmallows are incredibly disgusting to eat. But they're great for decorating.

Because these sugary marshmallows are incredibly disgusting to eat. But they’re great for decorating.

50. Nothing makes an Easter bonnet better than it being decorated with purple flowers.

Well, at least it matches her outfit. And it's not among the most outrageous Easter bonnets I've seen lately.

Well, at least it matches her outfit. And it’s not among the most outrageous Easter bonnets I’ve seen lately.

51. Not even 10 years old and this boy has become a real pothead.

By that, I mean he has a large flower pot on his head. Pretty soon he might end up being a real basket case.

By that, I mean he has a large flower pot on his head. Pretty soon he might end up being a real basket case.

52. A caged chick always makes a great Easter bonnet.

Never seen that before. Nevertheless, this is a rather cute and clever idea if you ask me.

Never seen that before. Nevertheless, this is a rather cute and clever idea if you ask me.

53. Now this is the kind of hat to crow at the crack of dawn.

Yes, that's a little rooster hat for a small child. And I'm sure this little girl would fit in with an Easter parade perfectly.

Yes, that’s a little rooster hat for a small child. And I’m sure this little girl would fit in with an Easter parade perfectly.

54. Make sure the flowers in your hat are sticking up.

Yes, I know these flowers are fake and make the hat seem ridiculous. But they sure are pretty.

Yes, I know these flowers are fake and make the hat seem ridiculous. But they sure are pretty.

55. Make sure your peeps are all in a row of their colors.

Seems like there are no limits on peep decorating ideas. Still, you can't help but like this one.

Seems like there are no limits on peep decorating ideas. Still, you can’t help but like this one.

56. Pom pom bunnies are always hard to resist.

Kind of wish these pom pom bunnies had pink little noses. But then again, to each his own.

Kind of wish these pom pom bunnies had pink little noses. But then again, to each his own.

57. If you love the minions from Despicable Me, this is the Easter bonnet for you.

Sure this is a little kid hat. But you have to agree with me. The minions are adorable.

Sure this is a little kid hat. But you have to agree with me. The minions are adorable.

58. How about put some flowers under the brim?

Yes, this is a pretty outrageous Easter bonnet, all right. But it sure has the spring spirit.

Yes, this is a pretty outrageous Easter bonnet, all right. But it sure has the spring spirit.

59. For a lovely Easter bonnet, it helps to go blue.

Yes, that's that same woman with her outrageous Easter bonnets. That must be a thing with her since she probably has too much time on her hands.

Yes, that’s that same woman with her outrageous Easter bonnets. That must be a thing with her since she probably has too much time on her hands.

60. An Easter bonnet of pink feathers is bound to draw a lot of attention.

Seems to resemble something that's straight out of Las Vegas. Wonder what their Easter parade is like. Or do I even want to know?

Seems to resemble something that’s straight out of Las Vegas. Wonder what their Easter parade is like. Or do I even want to know?

61. A top hat is always a manly Easter accessory.

Particularly a green one with tons of flowers and a nest. Guy must have a great sense of humor.

Particularly a green one with tons of flowers and a nest. Guy must have a great sense of humor.

62. For big hats, go with big flowers.

At least this one has a lot of flowers that would be blooming this time of year like crocuses, violets, daffodils, and tulips. But still, it's a crazy hat.

At least this one has a lot of flowers that would be blooming this time of year like crocuses, violets, daffodils, and tulips. But still, it’s a crazy hat.

63. Seems like this guy really likes New York.

Or is really not into the bunnies and chicks bit of Easter. So he decided to go with a New York Easter bonnet instead.

Or is really not into the bunnies and chicks bit of Easter. So he decided to go with a New York Easter bonnet instead.

64. Sure you can go cowboy chick on Easter.

Yes, this is a cowboy chick Easter bonnet. And yes, it's rather adorable and Easter appropriate.

Yes, this is a cowboy chick Easter bonnet. And yes, it’s rather adorable and Easter appropriate.

65. When it comes to Easter bonnets, you can’t go wrong with lamb.

I know that sheep aren't as popular Easter motifs as bunnies or chicks. But you have to admit, this is pretty cute.

I know that sheep aren’t as popular Easter motifs as bunnies or chicks. But you have to admit, this is pretty cute.

66. This Easter, how about decorating your basket with eggs and flowers?

Wish I could see this woman's whole hat. Particularly what's above the basket.

Wish I could see this woman’s whole hat. Particularly what’s above the basket.

67. If you just want the bare branches, may I suggest go with some twigs?

This is known as a stick crown. Great Easter bonnet idea for boys who are into Lord of the Rings.

This is known as a stick crown. Great Easter bonnet idea for boys who are into Lord of the Rings.

68. For this Easter, this guy would prefer a farm and castle.

Man, that guy seems to have a whole landscape on his head. But at least it has a rabbit to show it's for Easter.

Man, that guy seems to have a whole landscape on his head. But at least it has a rabbit to show it’s for Easter.

69. For some, one parasol of flowers just won’t cut it.

Okay, with an Easter bonnet like that, I'd be scared to go near this person. That almost seems like it could poke somebody's eye out.

Okay, with an Easter bonnet like that, I’d be scared to go near this person. That almost seems like it could poke somebody’s eye out.

70. This Easter bonnet is a tribute to a work known as “The Gates.”

It was one of those abstract art things from years ago in New York City. Don't ask me to explain any further.

It was one of those abstract art things from years ago in New York City. Don’t ask me to explain any further.

71. All this guy needs on his Easter bonnet are a chick and some egg cartons.

He also has some plastic Easter eggs for good measure. And he knows how to accessorize.

He also has some plastic Easter eggs for good measure. And he knows how to accessorize.

72. This Easter, everyone is bound to need a hand.

Okay, that's probably the most disturbing Easter bonnet I've ever seen. No, disembodied hands aren't appropriate for Easter parades. Seriously, why?

Okay, that’s probably the most disturbing Easter bonnet I’ve ever seen. No, disembodied hands aren’t appropriate for Easter parades. Seriously, why?

73. Seems like somebody has their head in a flowery cage.

This is also pretty disturbing in its own way. But not to the extent as the hand one. Love the flowers though.

This is also pretty disturbing in its own way. But not to the extent as the hand one. Love the flowers though.

74. Looks like these critters are hopping aboard their own ocean liner.

Yes, I know the boat kind of resembles the Titanic. But so did a lot of large ships when the Titanic was around.

Yes, I know the boat kind of resembles the Titanic. But so did a lot of large ships when the Titanic was around.

75. Sometimes you have to go with the big brims.

And yes, these women are wearing big brims during the Easter parade. Can also double as Kentucky Derby hats.

And yes, these women are wearing big brims during the Easter parade. Can also double as Kentucky Derby hats.

76. When it comes to Easter bonnets, it sometimes helps if you have an unconventional hair color.

And I'm sure pink will do nicely. Then again, I'm sure this is a wig. At least I hope it is.

And I’m sure pink will do nicely. Then again, I’m sure this is a wig. At least I hope it is.

77. To avoid damage, it occasionally helps if you wrap flowers in plastic.

Still, her hat seems incredibly big that you wonder how she could wear it like that. Love the flowers though.

Still, her hat seems incredibly big that you wonder how she could wear it like that. Love the flowers though.

78. So I guess it’s Easter in New York City.

Guess there's an Easter bonnet so people will remember that. Also has flowers for good measure.

Guess there’s an Easter bonnet so people will remember that. Also has flowers for good measure.

79. Guess somebody wants to make a flowery entrance.

Yes, I know that it might seem a little too much. But it's fairly over the top enough to put on this post.

Yes, I know that it might seem a little too much. But it’s fairly over the top enough to put on this post.

80. Nothing makes a better Easter bonnet than one full of puff balls.

To me this either resembles a clown afro or her coiffe being taken over by rainbow tribbles. I'm not sure which is which.

To me this either resembles a clown afro or her coiffe being taken over by rainbow tribbles. I’m not sure which is which.

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2 responses to “Fun with Easter Bonnets (Second Edition)

  1. Hat 44 is the hat I made for an 8year old boy. It was held in place with elastic that went under the chin & ribbon tied over the elastic. I made a girls version too.

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