Winter Hat Trends 2024: TOP 5 Must-Have Designs According to Fashion Stylists!

by Stephanie Yankova
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December is just around the corner, which means that it’s time to go through our winter clothes and sort out the things we’re going to keep and pass on to someone else. Fashion trends are changing at the speed of light, which makes it nearly impossible to keep up with them. This is why I’ve made the conscious decision to keep my clothes as basic as possible and only invest in accessories. And what better item to put some money towards during this season than a warm, cozy hat? Even if you don’t live in a city with sub-zero temperatures, you never know when you’ll decide to go on a mountain getaway, am I right? Let’s take a look at 5 of the biggest winter hat trends 2024 has in store for us!

Winter Hat Trends 2024

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Last year’s winter trends were all about creating a feeling of luxury and as a result, we got a plethora of collaborations between high-end and performance clothing brands such as The North Face x Gucci, Uniqlo x JW Anderson, Moncler x Adidas, and others. In 2024, we’re about to shift that focus into garments that are designed to prioritize warmth and comfort, without necessarily making a fashion statement. Among the most popular materials used for winter clothes and accessories this year are wool, faux fur, and shearling.

The Balaclava

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Dating back to 1854 when it was used as protective headgear for the British troops during the Crimean War, the balaclava has taken on many shapes and forms over the years. Most people consider it outrageous, while others see it as something that only the cool kids can pull off. Regardless of which side of the spectrum of the Balaclava debate you fall on, the bottom line is that it’s incredibly convenient, and it serves its purpose, which is to keep you warm. A couple of brands that you can browse through for different designs and inspiration are Marni, By Far, MM6 Maison Margiela, and Loewe.

Ear Cover Knit Cap

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I’m sure that almost everyone has had a hat similar to this one as a kid, and absolutely resented it. Of course, the ridiculous Christmas patterns that they had definitely played a big role in building up the tension between us, and I’m relieved to see that fashion has finally evolved way past that. As mentioned earlier, the current winter fashion trends are all about comfort, and that’s exactly what you get with this type of hat. It’s kind of like a deconstructed version of the balaclava. You can find affordable designs in Zara and Mango in neutral and very wearable colors.

Faux Fur Beret

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The classic beret is also getting a cozy makeover that we’re yet to see more of during the upcoming winter season. You can easily use it to elevate a simple everyday outfit or make a statement by choosing a bold color. Some brands with great beret designs worth browsing through are Ruslan Baginskiy, Kangol, Karen Millen, and The Ragged Priest.

Mink Ushanka

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If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you may have noticed that vintage mink coats have become a huge hit thanks to the so-called “Slavic girl trend” which began through a viral Russian song. But the hype doesn’t end here. Apart from the large fur coats, this old-money Russian aesthetic includes another key component – the mink ushanka. When it comes to this type of hat, bigger is always better! You can shop for affordable designs on Amazon, or if you want to invest in a more high-quality item look at brands such as Moncler, GOLF le FLEUR, or Marni.

A Pencil Brim Fedora

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I love a good wide-brim fedora hat, however, when it comes to styling it in the winter climate plays a huge role. If you live in a windy place, you’d probably want to avoid the inconvenience of having to check if your hat is in place every couple of minutes. Apart from that, it’s a really stylish, and rather edgy accessory that you can pair with pretty much anything if you want to create a more elevated look. You can find various designs of the pencil brim fedora from brands such as Ruslan Baginskiy, Maison Michel, and Max Mara.

Read also: Old Money Winter Outfits to Copy for Your 2023 Rowification Era!

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