A treasury of winter hats

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As fashionable as puffers have become, it’s still tough—especially as the winter months drone on—to feel chic walking down the street in one, because we likely wore it yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. So I try to have fun with accessories, mixing it up with bright or patterned scarves, and cool hats too, like this menswearish plaid one.

This is just rather cheeky and cute.

This cotton cuffed hat comes in several good colors, but of course I’m attracted to the yellow.

Bold stripes on a wool-cashmere blend beanie are an instant (and cheery) statement.

A corduroy fisherman cap in the best caramel brown (there are other hues too if you don’t so much dig this one).

A chunky fleece hat for the coldest days.

And speaking of which, when it’s really bitterly freezing and windy, you could do much worse than this poppy balaclava from Kule.

A corduroy bucket hat with an ever-so-slightly floppy brim.

OK, here is the cheapest cashmere beanie I could find, and it is in fact so cheap that you can stock up in more than one color.

For a classic winter look, you can’t beat a chunky hat topped by a big pompom.

A padded tiger print hat with a narrow brim: so jazzy.

I’m not the biggest beret fan, but I do like this chunky red one.

And finally, I’m very intrigued by this quilted tie-front hood, and might just have to go for it.

 

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    Sara
    31 Jan 2023
    10:41am

    A few problems, for me: I have big curly hair and it’s cut into a shag style with bangs. I can’t wear beanies (which we call toques here in Canada). Am I missing some essential styling technique? I would love to make them work for me.
    On really cold days like today I wear a big white (faux) furry Russian style hat.

    I love the tie front quilted hat and think it’s very chic, but unfortunately for me it’s reminiscent of mandatory ceiling in Iran (where I’m from), as a lot of women wear theirs in this way (it’s called roosari). Anyway, ymmv obviously, but I don’t feel I could pull this off either.

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      Sara
      31 Jan 2023
      10:42am

      That should say veiling not ceiling …

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    Mamavalveeta03
    24 Jan 2023
    12:10pm

    Oh man! That adorable plaid bucket hat is calling to me. I love the look of a bucket hat, but they don’t love me. I look like Gilligan.

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    Jan W
    24 Jan 2023
    11:53am

    bummer, already sold out of the quilted tie front hood.

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      Margaret
      25 Jan 2023
      8:56am

      Since I am small and round, I was just thinking that tie-front hood would read straight-up STREGA NONA on me!

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        Elisabeth
        25 Jan 2023
        10:18am

        A great look, IMO 🙂

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    liz
    24 Jan 2023
    11:42am

    Bought the balclava last year in the same colorway and I love it.

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    Elisa
    24 Jan 2023
    10:59am

    Quince has a cashmere beanie for less than half what the Nadam one costs. I got one for my husband and he likes it. Also Uniqlo has one for even less ($20!). I lose hats too often to get spendy with them.

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      Nancy
      25 Jan 2023
      1:45am

      Nordstrom Rack also has tons of cashmere beanies at much less than $60.

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      Elisa
      24 Jan 2023
      10:59am

      Naadam, sorry.

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    cw
    24 Jan 2023
    10:38am

    Some great selections here! I’m going for the Madewell cotton cuffed in blue. As for berets…I can’t wear them, BUT there’s a woman in my neighborhood of a Certain Age who has short (think Audrey Hepburn) grey/white hair who wears a beret (it’s charcoal in color) and looks smashing so maybe it’s hair style? Maybe it’s confidence?

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      Elisabeth
      24 Jan 2023
      10:49am

      Successful beret wearing is indeed a mystery, one I’ve never cracked.

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