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The Ultimate Guide to Winter Hats and Beanies

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Hats and Beanies

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Hats and Beanies

Winter is here, and it's time to bundle up with the coziest and most practical winter accessories. At Will & Bear, we're all about keeping you warm while staying true to our commitment to sustainability. Let's dive into the world of winter hats and beanies, covering everything from the basics to the best options for both men and women.


What is a Winter Hat?

A winter hat is a head covering designed to protethat provide insulation and warmth, such as wool, fleece, or felt. Winter hats are essential for maintaining body heat and keeping you comfortable during chilly weather. Not only do they serve a functional purpose, but they also add a touch of flair to your winter wardrobe.

Man and woman sitting on a deck by a fire wearing wide-brim wool winter hats
2 women sitting in a tent drinking tea wearing beanies

What are the Best Hats to Wear in Winter?

When it comes to choosing the best hats for winter, consider both functionality and style. Here are a few top picks:

Wide-Brim Wool Felt Hats

Wide-brim felt hats like Andy Auburn are perfect for those who want a blend of style and warmth. Our hats are made from 100% Australian wool, these hats offer excellent insulation and can be worn for both casual outings, adventures and more dressier occasions. The wide brim provides added protection against the elements, keeping your face shielded from the wind and weather, including that burning winter sun.

Wool Beanies

Wool beanies are a winter staple. Our Levi Range is versatile, easy to wear, and provide ample warmth. Wool is a natural insulator, making it an ideal material for winter hats. Plus, our Will & Bear wool beanies are designed with sustainability in mind, ensuring you stay warm while also supporting the environment.

Bucket Hats

Bucket hats aren't just for summer! Winter bucket hats like our Teddy Chestnut bucket hat are made from thicker materials like wool or felt and can be a stylish and practical choice. They offer good coverage for your head and ears, making them a great option for brisk winter walks or casual vibes.

Flay lay image of a beanie beside someone holding a coffee

How to Wear a Beanie?

Wearing a beanie is all about finding the right fit and style for you. Here are a few tips:

  1. Choose the Right Fit: A beanie should fit snugly on your head without being too tight. It should cover your ears to provide maximum warmth.
  2. Styling: Beanies can be worn in various ways. You can pull it down over your forehead for a classic look or wear it slightly back on your head for a more relaxed vibe. Fisherman style beanies also provide great warmth, however sit above your ears.
  3. Hair Considerations: If you have long hair, it is best to wear your hair out, or try a low braid at the back of your head. For short hair, a beanie can add a nice touch of texture and warmth.
Man wearing a beanie with a pom pom on his head

Man holding cup of tea and taking a sip

Beanies for Men

Beanies are a go-to winter accessory for men. Here are a few styles to consider:

Classic Wool Beanies

Our Tasman is a classic wool beanie in a neutral colour like moss, fawn, or brown and is a versatile choice that can be paired with almost any outfit. Wool beanies provide excellent warmth and are perfect for everyday wear.

Folded Cuff Beanies

Folded cuff beanies add a bit of extra warmth around the ears and can give a more structured look. They're perfect for those who want a bit of extra coverage and a classic beanie style, our Levi and Doc styles.

Beanies for Women

Beanies for women come in a wide range of styles, offering both warmth and a touch of elegance. Here are some popular choices:

Chunky Knit Beanies

Chunky knit beanies are not only warm but also add a bit of texture to your winter look. Our Bambi beanies are perfect for cozying up during cold days and can be paired with a variety of winter outfits brightening up any outfit with their pastel colours.

Pom-Pom Beanies

For a playful and trendy touch, pom-pom beanies like our Tasman style are a fantastic choice. The added pom-pom gives a fun twist to the traditional beanie and can be a fun accessory for winter outings or just checking the waves on those cold mornings.

Woman wearing Australian wool dust blue beanie

Bucket hats

For a playful and trendy touch, a bucket hat like our Teddy Chestnut is the perfect alternative to a beanie when you’re feeling that little bit fancy. Out Teddy Chestnut bucket hat is even that bit more special as it is handmade locally in Australia.

Winter hats and beanies are essential for staying warm and cozy during the colder months. At Will & Bear, we're proud to offer a range of sustainable and stylish options that cater to both men and women. Remember, each hat sold helps plant a tree, making your purchase a step towards a greener planet. Stay warm, look good, and feel great knowing you're supporting the environment with every hat you wear.

Check out our entire Winter collection.