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The 15 Best Winter Hats For Women

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There's no better way to keep your noggin warm in the wintertime than by bundling up in a cozy beanie. Sure, you don't actually lose half of your body heat through your head (it's actually about 7% to 10%), but when you're wandering around outside in freezing cold weather, it sure can feel like it. Plus, winter hats look cute and make great accessories to your cold-weather wardrobe. The best winter hats for women offer a combination of warmth, comfort, and style.

In order to help you connect with a hat that fits your style and is compatible with the climate you live in, I've done the research and read through countless reviews to put together a list of the best women's hats on Amazon. I made sure to include a wide variety of styles, warmth levels, and price ranges. I also looked for options that are popular among reviewers and made with soft, cozy fabrics, like fleece and faux fur. All of my picks either come in multiple sizes or have stretchy material to adapt to most heads.

Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for the perfect gift, my list below of the best winter hats for women is sure to have something for everyone.

1

A Budget-Friendly Fleece-Lined Hat That's Soft & Comfy

This awesome budget hat for women is made with soft-spun acrylic fiber on the outside and cozy fleece lining on the inside. The material is super stretchy, with high elasticity and a patterned cable-knit weave. "I received this item in 1 day (yay Prime!)," wrote one customer, "I wore it out that same night for a bonfire in 30 degree weather. My head was not at all cold. The hat fit perfectly, snug over my ears and all around my noggin [...] I LOVE this beanie!!" It's warm and stylish yet also comes at an unbeatable price.

Promising Amazon review: "I received this item in 1 day (yay Prime!). I wore it out that same night for a bonfire in 30 degree weather. My head was not at all cold. The hat fit perfectly, snug over my ears and all around my noggin. The rose color is so pretty and the fleece liner was the perfect amount of warmth without making me sweat. I LOVE this beanie!! I want to order more in other colors now.”

2

A Furry Hat That's Made For The Extreme Cold

If you're looking for an extreme cold weather hat, Fjallraven's Nordic Heater hat is one of the warmest options you'll find. Designed specifically for cold climates, the high-end performance hat also boasts a windproof and waterproof exterior. It's also equipped with soft faux fur lining and ear flaps that can be buckled under the chin or folded up and buttoned in place. This selection is a bit pricier than the others, but it's definitely worth it if you'll be contending with extra cold weather. It comes in four different sizes for a perfect fit, plus your choice of four colors.

Promising Amazon review: "I own a couple of trapper hats but I really wanted one high quality hat to last a long time, that also looked nice, and this is what I decided on.This hat will keep your head warm. Period. The wind and waterproof material will have you not caring about the weather outside. I have tested this in 10-20°F weather for a sustained 10 hour period and it was a life saver [...] Toss this on and it's like a blanket for your head.”

3

A Slouchy Knit Beanie With Warm Polar Fleece Lining

Constructed with a cozy thermal knit wool shell, this multicolored winter hat offers an excellent combination of warmth, comfort, and breathability. Tailored with a chic, slouchy beanie style, it features 100% soft-spun polyester that's stretchy and flexible. On top of that, the interior boasts a polar fleece liner that adds extra cold weather protection to the mix. And it even comes in your choice of colors from black to pink to marled gray.

Promising Amazon review: "Wear this while hiking and it does the job of keeping my ears nice and warm. It fits my head nicely without being too snug, looks stylish and the inside is so incredibly soft. The brown leather logo patch is a nice touch as well.”

4

This Genius Ponytail Hat That Come In Tons Of Different Patterns

If you like to wear ponytails or buns but hate how they always get smooshed down by your hat, this clever ponytail beanie is the perfect solution. It allows you to bring your hair through a small hole at the top that doesn't compromise warmth. This hat is soft and cozy, with 100% acrylic material that reviewers attest is soft and stretchy. Plus, it looks cute even if you opt to wear it without a ponytail or bun. The innovative hat is available in dozens of colors and patterns including checkered, leopard, metallic, and burgundy.

Promising Amazon review: "I freaking love this hat! There are so many reasons, especially if you live in humid humid climate and it’s one of those wet cold days, this is the perfect beanie to wear. I have a whole bunch of hair and I have always wanted to wear beanies or hats like this but I’ve never been able to because they just kind of popped right off of my hair. But with this one… No worries with that, it’s comfortable, it’s cute, and I’ve received so many compliments about it.

5

These Cute Animal-Pattern Hats With Unicorns, Cats, Foxes, & More

Designed with your choice of cute, colorful animal pattern, this option is one of the warmest winter hats on my list, yet it also earns all the style points. With a cuffed brim and fluffy pom on top, it practically screams "winter wonderland" (even before you factor in the 17 winter-themed patterns, including foxes, penguins, and unicorns). Made from soft, 100% acrylic fabric, it's super comfortable to wear, too.

Promising Amazon review: "I love these Kavu beanies. The fit is just right for my noggin, and the designs are perhaps their best feature! I own 4 now!"

6

A Popular Hat With Double Faux Fur Pom Poms

If you’re looking for a hat that’s the perfect blend of cute and cozy, this cable knit beanie delivers. The beanie is made from a chunky knit acrylic blend with a faux fur lining that fans say is super warm, and it’s topped with two faux fur pompoms that give it a fun, whimsical vibe. It’s available in 13 color combinations from chic neutrals to fun bright colors, and boasts an impressive overall rating of 4.6 stars from over 6,700 Amazon shoppers.

Promising Amazon review: “This hat is super cute, it looks just as good in person. The fuzzy balls on the head are super soft. What I was really surprised and impressed with is how thick this hat is. It has fur lining so it's SUPER warm, making it perfect for winter. Would def recommend.”

7

This Adorable Fluffy Bucket Hat

For an on-trend look that’s perfect for cold weather, it’s hard to beat this plush bucket hat. The exterior is made from fluffy faux fur, and the interior features a drawstring closure so you can adjust the size of the hat to get just the right fit. It comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, including pastel tie-dye, animal prints, and even some options with teddy bear-style ears on top. The brand notes that it should be hand washed to keep it in great condition.

Promising Amazon review: “Not only is it warm for the winter season but sooooo warm and FASHIONABLE!! I have been wearing this hat everywhere!! It’s a bit big but honestly that just makes it more cozy. I love it!!”

8

This Classic French Beret That’s Ultra Chic

Want to look sophisticated and stay warm? Try a classic French beret. These chic little hats have just the right amount of slouch, so you can style them just how you like it, and are made from a soft wool blend fabric that has just a little bit of stretch. It comes in 22 colors, and at just $10, you might find yourself buying a few to match all of your favorite outerwear. It’s popular on Amazon, too, where it’s earned over 3,000 perfect five-star ratings.

Promising Amazon review: “Love, love, love!! Soft material, perfect fit, even for my small head - exactly what I was looking for! Bought this in the cream color and it went perfectly with all of my outfits for a Euro trip, and I received quite a few compliments. I love the neutral color and the quality of the material. It kept me warm during the chilly evenings and the cold days. I'm going to buy a few more in different colors.”

9

A Lightweight Beanie Made From Merino Wool

Merino wool is one of the best fabrics for staying warm, which is why this 100% merino wool beanie is a great buy. It features a classic cuffed style, and boasts UPF 50+ protection from the sun — which is important, even when it’s chilly. Fans of this hat write that the fabric is super soft and not itchy, and love the fact that it can be easily tossed in the washing machine if it gets dirty. It comes in 20 solid colors, from bright neons to neutrals.

Promising Amazon review: “Amazing hat for work, looks good enough to pull of with winter dress attire. Can best used as a "slouch beanie" or like a traditional watchcap. Liked it so much I bought 3 more.”

10

A Fitted Beanie That's Made For People Who Sweat A Lot

If you tend to get sweaty under your hat, this moisture-wicking beanie is made with performance polyester that pulls sweat to the surface of the fabric, keeping you comfortable and dry. The fabric is thin enough to work as a base layer, although many fans of the hat wear it on its own. It's especially great if you're someone who exercises outside during the winter, as one reviewer noted: "It's very lightweight, so it's comfortable running, but I also like to use it under bike and motorcycle helmets to keep them clean." It comes in one size that's designed to fit most heads.

Promising Amazon review: "This is my second cap from Headsweats (got my first several years ago) and both do exactly what they are made to do, and that is to keep the sweat from pouring down in my eyes. It’s very lightweight and comfortable, and for the price, you cannot go wrong.”

11

This Lightweight Puffy Hat That's Made With Real Goose Down

This incredibly warm, insulated hat is one of the best winter beanies by far, not only because it traps heat so well but because it feels exceptionally cozy, too. The lightweight cap is essentially a puffy jacket for your heard — it has real goose down feathers inside with 650 fill power, and the outside is made of durable, snag-proof nylon. While this hat doesn't have a lot of stretch, it does come in two sizes so you can find the right fit. Plus, it packs down smaller than the size of your fist.

Promising Amazon review: "Used for lightweight camping during the winter and it rocked. Extremely lightweight, warm as hell, and packs down to the smallest size you can think. Awesome product."

12

A Knit Hat With A Cozy Faux Fur Lining

This chunky knit beanie has a fleece lining that Amazon shoppers are obsessed with, because it’s super soft and warm. The top of the hat as a cute faux fur pompom, and the ribbed cuff can either be worn rolled or unrolled, so you can adjust the fit. The hat is made from 100% acrylic fabric that’s easy to care for, since you can simply run it through the washing machine and hang it to dry.

Promising Amazon review: “I love this hat! Very high quality for the price. The inside is soft and warm, and the pom is the perfect size. It’s already one of my favorite hats, I will definitely be buying it in other colors.”

13

This Ultra-Cozy Ski Cap With Fleece-Lined Ear Flaps

This ski cap is so cozy, you might never want to take it off. The knit outer layer is made from acrylic, while the inside of the cap and ear flaps are completely lined with soft fleece. The adorable design features three pompoms, and it comes in 19 different colors and patterns, so you can find the perfect one to match the rest of your cold weather wardrobe. Fans on Amazon love that there’s a bit of stretch to this hat, which makes it easy to fit on a wide variety of head shapes and sizes.

Promising Amazon review: “Love love love! Fits wonderfully. I have a big head... just do. This fits very comfortably. That's my biggest trouble buying hats, especially knit hats for winter, they sometimes fit to snuggly. This is warm and covers my ears. Doesn't mess up my hair! And it's super adorable. I get compliments all the time.”

14

A Knit Beanie With Cute Cat Ears

This cable knit beanie stands out from the crowd thanks to the adorable cat ear details, which are subtle enough to make it a good choice for everyday wear when the weather is cold. It’s made from a breathable cotton fabric that’s machine-washable for easy care. It comes in 16 color options, and is designed to fit heads with a circumference of up to 22 inches.

Promising Amazon review: “Omg! Im in love! I got the two set with one black and one beige and they are perfect. I have alot of beanies but these have become my new favorites. I may have to get one in every color!”

15

This Vintage-Inspired Wool Blend Hat That Looks Great With Dressy Outfits

If you want a hat that will look great with everything from jeans and sweaters to more formal attire, this vintage-inspired felted wool hat is a perfect choice. It has a 1920s-style cloche design that’s both warm and elegant, and it features a stitched-on bow accent along one side. The hat comes in 10 colors, including a two-toned navy and camel option. It also features an adjustable interior so you can get the right fit.

Promising Amazon review: “Love this hat with my curly long hair. You can adjust the size of the hat by pulling the tape and attaching to Velcro area around the inner brim. This hat has texture, detail, and ability to accessorize with some of my broaches.”

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