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January 28, 2019 4 min read

People around the world have started their Lunar New Year celebrations. This is a time ofcelebrating new beginnings + remembering core values: family, friends, loved ones.
Gigi Pip felt hat



Many love to celebrate a new year with a makeover! A new look.  A fresh start. A new chance to be who you want to be. A new hat is a great staple piece to add to any updated wardrobe, but what hat should you get?

See what we recommend for you to try based of your Zodiac Animal! Your Zodiac Animal is determined by what year you were born. 


Not sure what your Zodiac Animal is? Find out here:

Year of the Pig - Wes in Ivory + Brae

Years of birth: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Celebrity pigs: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Clinton, Julie Andrews
Character traits: Chivalrous, optimistic and frank, pigs are kind and loyal friends and light of heart.
Best matches: Sheep, rabbit
Gigi Pip Wes in ivory hat

Year of the Monkey - Billie in Ivory + Bre in Natural

Years of birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Celebrity monkeys: Daniel Craig, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Hanks
Character traits: Self-assured, sociable and sporty, monkeys are versatile, flexible and creative.
Best matches: Rat, dragon, snake

Year of the Rooster - Lettie Tan + Roxy in Cinnamon

Years of birth: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Celebrity roosters: Britney Spears, Roger Federer, Kate Middleton
Character traits: Punctual, honest, bright and warm-hearted, roosters are neat and like to keep busy.
Best matches: Ox, dragon, snake

Year of the Dog - Ginger in Black + Luna

Years of birth: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Celebrity dogs: Winston Churchill, Prince William, Madonna
Character traits: Faithful, courageous and clever, dogs make great leaders and are good at keeping secrets.
Best matches: Tiger, rabbit, horse

Year of the Rat - Emma + Gwen

Years of birth: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Celebrity rats: Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Katy Perry
Character traits: Smart, wealthy, successful and popular, rats are curious and thoughtful and like tidiness.
Best matches: Dragon, monkey, ox

Year of the Ox - Billie in Dark Grey + Jojo in Dark Grey

Years of birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Celebrity oxes: Barack Obama, Kiera Knightley, George Clooney
Character traits: Patient, cautious and industrious, oxes have strong staying power and don’t jump into making decisions.
Best matches: Rat, snake, rooster

Year of the Tiger - Monroe in Brown + Faye Medium

Years of birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Celebrity tigers: Marilyn Monroe, Robert Pattinson, Tom Cruise
Character traits: Loyal, trustworthy and courageous, tigers are good at expressing themselves and like challenges.
Best matches: Horse, dog
Faye medium Monroe Gigi Pip hat

Year of the Rabbit - Lettie in Tan + Mona in White

Years of birth: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Celebrity rabbits: Queen Victoria, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
Character traits: A symbol of hope and peace, rabbits are compassionate and modest, with a good sense of humour.
Best matches: Sheep, pig, dog

Year of the Dragon - Gwen + Monroe in Grey

Years of birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Celebrity dragons: Bruce Lee, Rihanna, Florence Nightingale
Character traits: Ambitious, energetic and intellectual, dragons are romantic and strive for perfection.
Best matches: Rat, monkey, rooster

Year of the Snake - Ginger in Taupe + Leo in Black

Years of birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Celebrity snakes: Daniel Radcliffe, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn
Character traits: Wise, passionate, sympathetic and even-tempered, snakes are self-aware and good communicators. 
Best matches: Ox, Rooster

Year of the Horse - Dahlia in Brown + Bre in Ivory

Years of birth: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Celebrity horses: Sir Paul McCartney, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes
Character traits: Positive, easygoing and warm-hearted, horses are dynamic generous and attract many friends.
Best matches: Tiger, sheep, dog

Year of the Sheep - James in Camel + Hallie in Brown

Years of birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Celebrity sheep: Nicole Kidman, Matt LeBlanc, Bruce Willis
Character traits: Gentle, calm, kind, caring and polite, sheep are one of the most loved of the signs. Sometimes shy, sensitive and pessimistic, they have an artistic streak
Best matches: Rabbit, horse, pig
So now that you have your hat, let's grab a few accessories! Add a Removable Leather Band to your Emma, Scottie, or Billie. 
Or see more Felt Hat options similar to the hat that coordinates with your Zodiac Animal!
Need help finding the right size? Here's a blog post about Hat Sizing 101