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I’ve never thought of myself as a hat person. I love the way that hats look on other people, but I don’t feel like I can pull them off myself. Hat person or not, when it’s winter on the East Coast you don’t really have a choice. You need to wear a hat (unless you’re into freezing your ears off).

Earlier in the season I bought a cozy, black-and-white striped beanie from Joe Fresh. It was the first hat that I’ve bought where I thought “Hey, this doesn’t look half-bad on me!” Now I’m thinking maybe I can wear hats, or at least that I look okay in a beanie. I purchased that beanie mainly for warmth purposes, but now I’m starting to see it as an accessory too- a way to finish off the outfit. Over the weeks I’ve saved a few inspirational pictures for styling a beanie and I shared some of my favorites above.

During the long weekend, I knit a beanie out of some burgundy yarn that I had stashed away. This is only the second beanie that I own, but I’m looking forward to wearing it for an outfit post and seeing if I still think I can pull off the beanie style. I also really want a basic black version- something to add a little edge to a casual outfit.

Tell me: Do you wear hats? If so, what’s your favorite style?

(images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7)

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  • I truly believe we are all hat people – some of us just don’t know it yet!
    I am a lover of all kinds of hats, though I really don’t wear beanines. The fedora is my favorite of course!

    • You might be right- maybe the beanie will be my gateway hat!

  • that’s awesome that you knit a beanie. i can never get myself to actually learn how to knit something other than a scarf! i love hats. love the baseball cap kind, knit hats, brim hats, panama hats :)

    • Thanks Jane! I only knit scarfs for a while too, but then someone encouraged me to branch out and I discovered it wasn’t too hard after all :)
      I really wish I could pull of a baseball cap, like the way they style in the J. Crew catalogs!

  • I’m totally down for a warm beanie!! I love all these photos! As much as I would love to wear a bright colorful one, I usually stick with the neutrals – I’m scared I wouldn’t pull the colorful one off :) Enjoy your day, Nnenna!

    • I’m sticking with the neutrals for now too and then maybe down the line I’ll try a colorful one :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend Jessica!

  • Jenmarie

    I really like beanies! I think they’re cute, cozy and sometimes they are perfect for bad hair days or if you need to rush out the door! Can’t wait to see the one you made!

    • Thanks Jenmarie! I’m hoping I’ll get a chance to take pics of it this weekend :)

  • heather

    O hey who’s that cool cat in the neon pink beanie! lol what a nice surprise. Thank you for the little feature! PS I think you totally rock a beanie! I personally love hats on chicks with bangs. I think it makes anyone who isn’t a “hat person” instantly a hat person.


    • Of course- I really love that look! Yeah, maybe the bangs have made all the difference and that’s why I feel semi-comfortable wearing a beanie! :)

  • T.

    Nice look! Love beanies!

  • Stephanie

    I wish I had a beanie head! I think they are so cute and would definitely keep your head toasty. I also wish I could wear hats! The only thing that looks remotely ok on me is a cap! Love these looks though. M.Mae

    • I don’t think caps look good on me yet, but maybe I’ll change my mind about that like I did about beanies! :)

  • Jessica

    I love beanies. Especially ones with pompoms. Unfortunately I have always felt they look strange on me.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    • Yes, I’ve always thought pompoms are fun! That’s how I felt too until I bought this beanie! Maybe it’s a matter of finding the right one?