I remember being told as a kid that it was important to wear a hat in cold weather because 90% of your body heat escapes through your head.
Studies conducted by the US Army cold weather research labs clearly show we lose heat evenly across the surface of the body (with some variation in the neck and head when you start to exercise, although this regulates itself within minutes).
But hats still play an important role in your winter dressing getup. The key to effectively keeping warm is protecting all of your skin. Instead of piling on a sweater, vest, and jacket, but leaving everything bare from the shoulders on up, aim for even coverage from head to toe.
Not only do hats add to your overall comfort in cold temps, and protect your face and ears in freezing conditions, they can also impart a great deal of handsome style to your appearance when you’re out and about.
Hats are available in a variety of styles, and this article is designed to expose you to a wide range of winter headwear options.
The best part about all of these things is that they should last you a very long time. Buy them for one winter, and they should last you through many more. Dress up this winter and impress people with your ability to make -35 degree weather look attractive.
Here is our choice of best hats this season, so all you need to do is to choose a basic print or color that matches your coat and get warm with style.
Alex Mill Donegal Cashmere Beanie
Beams+ Donegal Watch Cap
Chamula Double Cuff Fair Isle Beanie
Drake’s Donegal Beanie
Etro Wool-Blend Beanie
Howlin by Morrison Mahony Hat
J.Crew Lambswool Marled Striped Hat
Nonnative Stroller Beanie
Norse Projects Beanie
Oliver Spencer Donegal Hat
Our Legacy Spotted Grey Knitted Hat
The Elder Statesman Bunny Echo Hat