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Stay warm this winter with our picks for haute hats

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6 Stylish hats for winter

A good portion of your body heat is said to escape from your head so keeping it covered is essential if you want to stay warm. Since we know hats can sometimes look more like fashion disasters than acceptable accessories, we've put together a list of our top six picks for toppers you won’t feel bad about wearing.

Fair Isle print

This iconic print is one of winter's must-have items when it comes to sweaters, so why not pick up a Fair Isle hat too? We love this bold, merino wool topper with ear flaps and braided tassels at the top (rugby.com, $80). The eye-catching and colorful print would pair nicely with a black wool coat.

merino fair isle print wool topper

Trapper hat

If you really want to stay cozy this winter, we suggest this ultra-warm wool and cashmere trapper hat with requisite ear flaps (J. Crew, $45). While we're partial to the acorn (a soft caramel-beige), this versatile winter hat also comes in several other shades including bright red, emerald green, black, gray and white.

J. Crew trapper hat

Snow hat

The only way to really keep the icy chill and frigid flakes at bay is with a close-fitting, thick, wool snow hat like this adorable pick in forest green (Anthropologie, $30). The chunky knit and thick wool keep warmth in and cold out. Depending on what color your coat is, this winter hat also comes in pale pink and ivory.

Anthropologie wool snow hat

Beret

Add this classic beret to your outerwear arsenal this season to keep your head warm while still looking polished (Nordstrom, $24). The wool hat fits comfortably without looking too loose and we love the fact that it comes in a rainbow of hues. Basic black works with just about any coat, but if you want to go bolder, opt for raspberry, green or red.

Nordstrom classic beret

Polka dot cap

Leave it to designer Diane von Furstenberg to create a winter hat that's both functional and fashion-forward. Warm up and stay on-trend with this black and white polka dot cap (dvf.com, $69). Polka dots were big for fall and the fun, playful pattern isn't going anywhere this winter.

Diane von Furstenberg polka dot cap

Bow ski hat

Winter hats are notorious for looking frumpy, lumpy and totally unflattering, but not this pretty Kate Spade knit ski cap featuring a white bow knitted on the front (katespade.com, $85). The black merino wool hat is topped with a playful white pompom for added whimsy and feminine charm.

Kate Spade bow knit ski hat

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