Designers Hat Shipped to Japan, China and South Korea in February 2018

Slouch hats are becoming more popular in the U.S. this year, as the country continues to grapple with a severe drought.

Slouch hats, a traditional Japanese accessory worn to cover the shoulders, are becoming popular in Japan and China in recent years as the weather warms and people become more comfortable with the look.

The trend has been on the rise since the fall of 2015, when a large snowstorm hit the country, with many hats being sent to areas affected by drought.

The hats were first introduced in the mid-1980s in Japan as a way to cope with the extreme cold.

Slouch hat manufacturers have seen a surge in sales since then, and the popularity has reached a plateau in China, where the hat is seen as a fashion statement and a fashion accessory.