10 Best Winter Hats That Won’t Let the Heat Escape

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If you've got a head, you need a good winter hat. Waterproof boots keep your feet dry and a puffer jacket keeps you warm. But if you really want to do the season right, adding winter hats to your ensemble is the best way to guard yourself against the icy elements.

Choosing a winter hat made from wool or polyester fleece is super effective when it comes to protecting your head and ears from cold temperatures because of the ability to trap heat and keep it close to your body. No matter if you prefer a snug-fit beanie or hat with ear flaps, below you'll find some of the best winter hats with reliable performance on the coldest days.

Best Winter Hats

Carhartt Adult Acrylic Watch Hat — $17.00

Carhartt is a name you can trust when it comes to quality and affordability. Made of stretchy rib-knit acrylic fabric, this hat provides a snug fit without being too tight. In one way, you can consider the perfect everyday beanie. Whether you’re on a walk or on a trip to the slopes, the beanie is here to help keep your head feeling nice and toasty.

The North Face Women's Oh-Mega Fur Pom Beanie — $42.00

This winter hat’s faux fur pom adds a punch of style while the cable knit fabric keeps you cozy. The hat also has extra room thanks to the deep fit design. Additionally, you can snag it in gardenia white, grey, black, and green.

Arc'teryx Hedron Toque Beanie — $69.00

Calling all adventure-seekers, this Arc’teryx beanie is here to protect you from the harshest elements. Its soft merino wool fabric helps keep your head dry and warm by wicking away sweat and excess moisture. Wear it under your snowboarding helmet or take it with you during a cool hiking day to provide some extra heat.

Italic Slouchy Beret Beanie — $83.00

For the days when you want to brave the cool temperatures in style, consider this slouchy beret from Italic. Made of the same cashmere used in the brand’s throws, this beanie is like a snug blanket wrapped around your head.


Canada Goose Training Beanie — $95.00

When it comes to winter performance, Canada Goose rarely disappoints. This training beanie is reversible and double-layered with moisture-wicking merino wool to help keep you dry in wet weather.

Eddie Bauer Down Aviator Hat — $50.00

If you really want to protect yourself during snow days, look no further than this Down Aviator Hat with ear flaps. The hat is incredibly warm thanks to the faux fur lining and 650-fill premium down insert. Additionally, the outside polyester fabric is water-repellent, which makes it great for wearing in rainy climate.

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Slouchy Beanie — $25.00

Originally $58, now on sale for $24.90

Versatility is the name of the game with this beanie from Quince. Pure cashmere makes it super warm and cozy. Its slouchy fit also makes it easy to wear with a variety of outfits and hairstyles

Arctic Paw Cable Knit Beanie — $15.00

With nearly 1,200 five-star reviews, this Arctic Paw hat is a fan-favorite on Amazon. Its cable-knit, fleece-lined material makes it super cozy to wear for cooler days, while the two faux fur pom poms add a playful touch of style. “This hat is so warm I wasn’t expecting such high quality but this hat is amazing,” one reviewer commented. “I’ve been wearing it out to the cold football games and haven’t been cold once thanks to this amazing lining in the had. I’ve even washed it a few times and the material has help up and not faded, will be buying more for gifts!”

Grace Eleyae, The Slap — $24.00

This satin-lined hat keeps the heat in and protects your hair from static and frizz. Designed by Grace Eleyae—a brand created specifically for protecting Black hair—the hat eliminates friction, prevents breakage, and keeps moisture in. Oh, and keeps your head warm.

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