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Accessories, Hats

The 7 Types Women’s Winter Hats You Should Own 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 12, 2022

Winter hats are a fashion accessory must-have for any woman's wardrobe. Staying warm in style can add an extra dose of coziness to any outfit.

To help you shop, we've rounded up seven types of timeless winter hats worthy of a spot in any woman's cold-weather wardrobe. Designed to keep you warm in peak style, these beanies, berets, bucket hats, and more make the perfect complements to all your winter outfits. Ranging at different price points, you will find a stylish hat to wear and keep your head warm this winter.

7 Types of Must-Have Winter Hats for Women

While trends come and go, some winter hats never go out of fashion. These versatile styles are a must-have, no matter your age or aesthetic preferences.

The Beret

01

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GANNI Structured Rib-Knit Beret

GANNI Structured Rib-Knit Beret

Source: Bloomingdales

Ganni's Structured Rib-Knit Beret offers a sophisticated take on a traditional rib-knit beanie. It's stitched from a blend of wool and recycled polyester to keep you warm without itchiness or pilling. Stick with basic black for maximum versatility, or add a feminine splash of color with pale pink or blue.

Material

80% wool (45% recycled)/20% recycled polyamide

Care

Hand wash

02

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Lele Sadoughi Felted Wool Beret

Lele Sadoughi Felted Wool Beret

Source: Bloomingdales

Add a little color to your winter wardrobe with Lele Sadoughi's Felted Wool Beret. Crafted from 100% wool, its classic silhouette allows the statement-making hot pink color to shine. Pair it with other shades of pink for a trendy monochrome outfit, or style it with an all-black look to really make the color pop.

Material

100% wool

Care

Spot clean

The Bucket Hat

03

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Stella McCartney Reversible Teddy and Canvas Logo Bucket Hat

Stella McCartney Reversible Teddy and Canvas Logo Bucket Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Sustainable fashion designer Stella McCartney is all for maximizing your small wardrobe. That's why she created this Reversible Teddy and Canvas Logo Bucket Hat. With cozy polyester sherpa on one side and recycled canvas on the other, it's essentially two hats in one. A Stella McCartney logo on both sides flaunts your superior taste.

Material

100% polyamide

Care

Spot clean

04

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Burberry Vintage Check Bucket Hat

Burberry Vintage Check Bucket Hat

Source: Bloomingdales

Burberry's timeless Vintage Check Bucket Hat celebrates the label's iconic check print. The basic bucket hat is crafted in Italy from cotton-blend canvas covered in archival tan, black, and red pattern. While it can be worn with virtually anything, it looks particularly chic atop a classic khaki trench.

Material

Outer: 56% cotton, 44% polyester
Lining: 100% cotton

Care

Wipe clean with a cloth, do not use solvents

The Beanie

05

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Acne Studios Pansy-N-Face Wool Beanie

Acne Studios Pansy-N-Face Wool Beanie

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Few winter hats are more instantly recognizable than Acne Studios' Pansy-N-Face Wool Beanie. The warm knit hat boasts the Scandi label's signature patch design along the brim— a stamp of superior sartorial tastes. Style it with anything you please when the temperatures start to drop.

Material

100% wool

Care

Dry clean

The Baseball Cap

06

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Isabel Marant Tyron Wool-Blend Check Baseball Hat

Isabel Marant Tyron Wool-Blend Check Baseball Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Instead of the usual cotton canvas, Isabel Marant's Tyron Wool-Blend Check Baseball Cap is fashioned in a cold weather-friendly wool blend. The dark green checked print and minimalist logo give it a laid-back, preppy feel that's easy to dress up or down. Throw it on with a sweater vest and button-up for the office and your go-to hoodie for a late-night grocery run.

Material

33% wool, 28% polyester, 18% acrylic, 9% cotton, 7% silk, 3% polyamide, 2% other fiber

Care

N/A

07

Out of 14

Moncler Tweed Baseball Cap

Moncler Tweed Baseball Cap

Source: OliveLA

Casual and contemporary, this Moncler Tweed Baseball Cap will quickly become your go-to hat during the colder months. It's crafted with a black-and-white tweed wool exterior, a breathable cotton lining, and an adjustable rear buckle. The iconic Moncler patch on the center front adds the perfect finishing touch.

Material

Tweed Self: 27% wool, 24% polyester, 22% polyamide, 18% acrylic, 9% cotton
Lining: 100% cotton

Care

Professionally clean

The Balaclava

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Rag & Bone Mara Rib Merino Wool and Organic Cotton-Blend Balaclava

Rag & Bone Mara Rib Merino Wool and Organic Cotton-Blend Balaclava

Source: Nordstrom

Balaclavas like Rag & Bone's Mara Rib-Knit Balaclava are one of the biggest (and perhaps most surprising) accessories trends of the season. The sumptuously soft rib-knit fabric is made from a blend of ultra-fine merino wool, recycled nylon, and organic cotton. Its luxurious warmth will come in handy on cold days when most women's winter hats won't do.

Material

100% cotton

Care

Machine wash, dry flat

09

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Jacquemus La Cagoule Logo Balaclava

Jacquemus La Cagoule Logo Balaclava

Source: Nordstrom

Jacquemus' La Cagoule Logo Balaclava will keep you warm on the coldest of winter days. Offered in three eye-catching color options, its fluffy texture and subtle embroidered logo have an irresistible cool-girl appeal. Slip in on at the ski hill or for a morning walk with your four-legged friend. While the style may be trendy now, it'll come in handy year after year when the temperature drops.

Material

46% alpaca, 34% polyamide, 20% virgin wool, 3mm-4mm pearls

Care

Hand wash, dry flat

The Wide-Brim Wool Hat

10

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Lack of Color Carlo Speckle Wool Rancher Hat

Lack of Color Carlo Speckle Wool Rancher Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

A wide-brimmed wool hat like this Carlo Speckle Wool Rancher Hat from Lack of Color is an absolute must-have for women who consider their style to be boho. Its structured brim offers the perfect contrast to oversized sweaters, blanket scarves, flowy maxi dresses, and boyfriend jeans. And it goes without saying, it'll come in handy when festival season rolls around next year.

Material

Australian wool

Care

Spot clean

11

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Eugenia Kim Emmanuelle Fedora

Eugenia Kim Emmanuelle Fedora

Source: OliveLA

Don't let the word fedora deter you. Despite the unfavorable reputation the stiff-brimmed style earned in the 2010s, these days, it can be incredibly chic. This Emmanuelle Fedora from Eugenia Kim is crafted from white wool felt with faux pearl details along the gold chain band. Consider it your new go-to for weekend brunch.

Material

100% wool

Care

N/A

12

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Janessa Leone Drew Packable Wool Fedora

Janessa Leone Drew Packable Wool Fedora

Source: Nordstrom

Southern California-based accessories designer Janessa Leone infuses a laid-back, West Coast vibe into all of her pieces. This Drew Packable Wool Fedora features an easily flattened design that fits easily into your tote bag, carry-on, or checked luggage and returns instantly to its original shape. The wide-brimmed style is felted from 100% wool for a touch of natural warmth.

Material

100% wool

Care

Spot clean

The Trapper Hat

13

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Pologeorgis Shearling Trapper Hat

Pologeorgis Shearling Trapper Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

For maximum warmth, slip on this timeless Shearling Trapper Hat from Pologeorgis. It's cut from plush Spanish shearling with a foldover brim and leather neckties. Luxuriously soft and supremely warm, it's the type of hat that transcends seasonal trends. Pull it out each winter for snow days and holiday selfies.

Material

100% dyed lamb fur

Care

Clean by fur specialist

14

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Mackage Zayn Shearling Trapper Hat

Mackage Zayn Shearling Trapper Hat

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

You'll be hard-pressed to find many women's winter hats cozier than Mackage's Zayn Shearling Trapper Hat. It's crafted from lambskin suede with genuine shearling trim. Offered in chestnut brown and black, the time-tested style can be paired with almost any outerwear you own. It's warm, cozy, and worthy of a spot in any woman's hat collection.

Material

Lambskin
Lining: Polyester

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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