10 Non-Boring Beanies to Wear—and Not Lose—This Winter

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Once the temperature starts to dip from “brisk” to “freezer-esque,” headwear is a necessity. And while any knit cap will do the job, we prefer to use the chilly weather as an excuse to reach for a cute, stylish or playful hat. Here, ten beanies you’ll actually look forward to wearing.

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acne studios multi stripe face hat

Acne Studios Multi Stripe Face Hat

You’re an adult—which means you don’t need anyone’s permission to wear rainbow stripes, tassels and a pom-pom.

kate spade solid bow reversible beanie

Kate Spade Solid Bow Reversible Beanie

Rather not stray from your neutrals comfort zone? Upgrade your basic beanie with a touch of old-school glam.

anthropologie pick a pom ribbed beanie base topper

Anthropologie Pick-a-pom Ribbed Beanie Base + Topper

Well, this is adorable: Choose a beanie, then customize it with one of the many snap-on pom-poms, ranging from plush faux fur to multicolored yarn. (Better yet, buy a handful—they’re just $8 each.)

eugenia kim alexis cashmere leopard print beanie
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Eugenia Kim Alexis Cashmere Leopard Print Beanie

We’ll take any excuse to wear animal print (even if that excuse is actually a blizzard).

coal the standard beanie
urban outfitters

Coal The Standard Beanie

Our favorite summer trend is now a chic cold-weather accessory. 

colorplay multi star beanie

Colorplay Multi Star Beanie

The stars make it festive; the mostly gray-and-black color scheme keeps it from veering into wizard-hat territory.

Buy it ($15)

gucci stripe wool beanie

Gucci Stripe Wool Beanie

We never thought we’d be so tempted to spend $300 on a hat. 

jocelyn love savage fox fur pom pom metallic knit beanie
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Jocelyn Love Savage Fox Fur Pom-pom Metallic Knit Beanie

Nothing brightens up a dreary winter day like a blinding metallic topper.

other stories soft cashmere knit beanie
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Soft Cashmere Knit Beanie

It’s hard to argue with a classic—especially in 100 percent buttery cashmere.

topshop neon skater beanie

Topshop Neon Skater Beanie

Much like The Politician, neon yellow beanies are the surprise hit of the season. Throw one on with any outfit for an unexpected twist.

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From 2016-2019 Carolyn Kuang-chen Stanley held the role of Editor covering food, travel and all things nyc.