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Accessories, Hats

The 5 Types Of Winter Hats for Men 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - November 18, 2022

Hats have always been a pivotal fashion accessory for any man's outfit, and it adds extra layers of warmth under your coat and adds comfort to your cool-weather wardrobe with men's winter hats.

To help you shop, we're highlighting the five types of winter hats for men that transcend seasonal trends and provide superior protection from the elements. Designed to keep you warm in style, these beanies, bucket hats, baseball caps, and more make an excellent addition to the modern man's wardrobe.

5 Types Of Must-Have Winter Hat Styles for Men

The Knit Beanie

01

Out of 16

Vince Knit Merino Wool and Cashmere Beanie

Vince Knit Merino Wool and Cashmere Beanie

Source: Nordstrom

Every man needs a basic knit beanie or two in their arsenal. This Knit Merino Wool and Cashmere Beanie from Vince features a luxe merino wool-cashmere blend and a chunky shaker stitch for the ultimate coziness. A tiny, leather-like patch along the brim makes it the perfect hat choice for those who aren't fans of big, flashy designer logos. With six cashmere-laden colors to choose from, it's an easy addition to any man's cold-weather wardrobe.

Material

70% merino wool, 30% cashmere

Care

Dry clean or hand wash, dry flat

02

Out of 16

Acne Studios Logo-Appliqued Ribbed Wool Beanie

Acne Studios Logo-Appliqued Ribbed Wool Beanie

Source: Mr Porter

If you're going to splurge on one designer beanie this winter, make it Acne Studios' Logo-Appliqued Ribbed Wool Beanie. Knit from ultra-warm wool yarn and topped with the Scandinavian label's signature emoji patch, it's got the perfect balance of style and substance.

Material

100% wool

Care

Hand wash

03

Out of 16

Canada Goose Arctic Disc Merino Wool Toque Beanie

Canada Goose Arctic Disc Merino Wool Toque Beanie

Source: Nordstrom

Words like practical and versatile don't even begin to describe this Arctic Disc Merino Wool Toque Beanie from Canada Goose. The double-layered beanie can be cuffed for added warmth around your ears or worn long for a slouchy look. It's knit from 100% merino wool and topped with a sleek Canada Goose emblem.

Material

100% merino wool

Care

Dry clean

04

Out of 16

The North Face Jim beanie

The North Face Jim beanie

Source: The North Face

The North Face Jim Beanie hat is one popular men's winter hats, especially for hikers and urbanites. Crafted from soft fleece material, ear bands offer a classic fit that makes this beanie cold weather go-to beanie for cold weather protection.

Material

70% polyester, 30% wool

Care

N/A

The Trapper Hat

05

Out of 16

Todd Snyder Cableami Boa Aviator Hat

Todd Snyder Cableami Boa Aviator Hat

Source: Todd Snyder

New York City-based menswear designer Todd Snyder is known for reimagining timeless silhouettes in modern materials. This Cableami Boa Aviator Hat features all the hallmarks of the classic— a fold-over brim, convertible ear flaps, and a cozy lining— in an easygoing beige shade. Tie the ear flaps up for added style points, or wear them down for added warmth.

Material

N/A

Care

N/A

06

Out of 16

Herno Laminar GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® Down Trapper Hat

Herno Laminar GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® Down Trapper Hat

Source: Mr Porter

Super cold weather calls for this Herno Laminar Trapper Hat designed for the brand's Sartorial Engineering label. It's constructed from weather-resistant GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® fabric and insulated with Waterfowl feathers and down. A prominent crown and ear flaps pay homage to classic aviation hats.

Material

100% polyester

padding: 80% down, 20% feathers

Care

Spot clean

07

Out of 16

Pologeorgis Shearling Trapper Hat

Pologeorgis Shearling Trapper Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

This Pologeorgis Shearling Trapper Hat is designed to keep you warm in any weather conditions. The classic trapper hat is cut from plush Spanish shearling with a fold-over brim and ear flaps with leather ties. Offered in black and natural tan, it's a splurge-worthy piece you'll keep for a lifetime.

Material

100% dyed lamb fur

Care

Clean by fur specialist

The Bucket Hat

08

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Kangol Lahinch Wool-Blend Bucket Hat

Kangol Lahinch Wool-Blend Bucket Hat

Source: Nordstrom

Kangol hats have remained a staple in the streetwear scene since it first began in the early 80s. So if you haven't already got one in your repertoire, now's the time. This Kangol Lahinch Bucket Hat stays true to the casual classics worn by B-Boys and early hip-hop artists. Crafted from a Melton wool blend, it'll keep you nice and cozy too.

Material

70% wool, 30% modacrylic

Care

Hand wash, dry flat

09

Out of 16

Kenzo Reversible Bucket Hat

Kenzo Reversible Bucket Hat

Source: Bloomingdales

With solid navy on one side and a ditzy floral print on the other, this Kenzo Reversible Bucket Hat is practically two winter hats in one. A red Kenzo label along the side shows off your superior sartorial tastes, no matter which way you're wearing it. Crafted from classic polyester canvas, it can be worn virtually any time of year.

Material

100% polyester

Care

n/a

10

Out of 16

Marni Pigeon Wool Bucket Hat

Marni Pigeon Wool Bucket Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Keep warm this season (and for seasons and seasons to come) in Marni's Pigeon Wool Bucket Hat. Crafted from chevron-patterned wool, it brings the sophistication of an old-school fedora into a modern bucket hat silhouette. A contrasting logo across the front ties the whole piece together.

Material

100% wool
Combo: 100% cotton
Lining: 69% cotton, 31% polyamide

Care

Dry clean

The Cold-Weather Baseball Cap

11

Out of 16

Fear of God Essentials Grey's Wool-Blend Baseball Cap

Fear of God Essentials Grey's Wool-Blend Baseball Cap

Source: Nordstrom

Instead of the usual cotton canvas, this Fear of God Essentials Grey's Baseball Cap is crafted from a cozy wool blend. An adjustable hook-and-loop strap on the back and a varsity-style G insignia on the front keep the timeless, sporty feel the style (and the streetwear brand) is known for. Dress it up with a white tee and blazer, or keep things casual with your go-to hoodie.

Material

50% wool, 35% viscose, 12% polyester, 3% spandex

Care

Spot clean

12

Out of 16

Melin Thermal A-Game Scout Baseball Cap

Melin Thermal A-Game Scout Baseball Cap

Source: Nordstrom

Style and function strike the perfect balance in Melin's Thermal A-Game Scout Baseball Cap. It features innovative Smart Climate Adapt technology for moisture-resistant, ultra-breathable comfort. An adjustable back strap ensures the perfect fit on any head.

Material

Textile

Care

Hand wash, dry flat

13

Out of 16

Loro Piana Cashmere Cap

Loro Piana Cashmere Cap

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Few winter hats are more luxurious than this Loro Piana Cashmere Cap. It's artisanally crafted in Italy from a felted wool-cashmere blend with a flannel-like hand. An embossed logo at the front adds the perfect finishing touch.

Material

Cashmere

Care

N/A

The Balaclava

14

Out of 16

Rick Owens Skull Cashmere Balaclava

Rick Owens Skull Cashmere Balaclava

Source: Mr Porter

Rick Owens' Skull Cashmere Balaclava feels timeless and luxurious. It's knit from soft black cashmere for all the warmth without any of the itches. Cut close to the head and neck, and it can be worn solo or layered under a hood or helmet. Though trendy now, it's a functional style that'll carry you through countless cold days to come.

Material

100% cashmere

Care

Hand wash

15

Out of 16

Raf Simons Logo-Appliquéd Ribbed Mohair-Blend Balaclava

Raf Simons Logo-Appliquéd Ribbed Mohair-Blend Balaclava

Source: Mr Porter

Cold weather won't keep you down in Raf Simons' Logo-Appliquéd Ribbed Mohair-Blend Balaclava. Spun from a fluffy mohair blend, it'll keep you warm no matter the temperature outside. Finished with a small Raf Simons logo patch on the front, it's undoubtedly one of the most dapper balaclavas of the season.

Material

67% mohair, 28% polyamide, 5% wool

Care

Hand wash or dry clean

16

Out of 16

Moncler Grenoble Balaclava

Moncler Grenoble Balaclava

Source: Bloomingdales

Whether you're hitting the slopes or simply walking the dog, this Moncler Grenoble Balaclava ensures you do it in style. The cozy balaclava features the luxury label's signature tri-color stripe down the back and an embroidered logo at the chin. It's the type of winter hat that's both practical and stylish.

Material

60% Polyester, 32% Nylon, 8% Elastane

Care

N/A


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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