Hate wearing a winter hat? 11 Style Panel tips to making your beanie, toque, fedora and headband work (minus the hat head)

Winter Hat: Kristin MacDonald, Doll Parade

Kristin MacDonald, 27
Fredericton, NB | Doll Parade

One thing I love about living in a part of the world with 4 distinct seasons is that every one of them brings along a new set of accessories. And what I have come to realize about this nonchalant head piece – the beanie, or “toque” for us Canadians – is that it can quickly pull together just about anything (even me when I was feeling particularly dishevelled). Beanies are unisex, though their punch can lie in the details. Mine here is a vintage angora (don’t worry, they take the bunny’s moulted fur, not their life!), and I’ve also fallen deeply in love with the Stephen Jones veiled beanie for Jill Sander. And though I’m also supremely into the wide brim fedoras that have been floating around the blogosphere, choosing this more relaxed looking hat didn’t leave me with flat hat hair as the day wore on. Yes and yes.