For our second poll of 2018, we turn our attention to most successful new hats we saw worn in January and February. Ten designs were met with particular admiration, all in dark, wintry hues. It is now time to take a closer look at this group of cloche, bumper, wide brimmed, fedora, split crown and brimless designs and choose a top pick. The winner of this poll will be put forward as the first semi-finalist for Readers’ Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018.
Duchess of Cambridge’s brown Lacorine alpaca hat with wide cuffed brim worn Jan 7, 2018 (shown on Jan 30)
Queen Elizabeth’s dark green squared cloche with knot and quill trim by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Jan 21
Princess Kiko in a black felt cloche with diagonal crown wrap and side bow on January 24 in Tokyo
Princess Nobuko in an asymmetrical black hat with back bow for a Feb 2 flower exhibition
Crown Princess Victoria’s tall black faux fur bumper hat worn in Lithuania on Feb 16