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Is there such a thing as a chic/stylish winter hat?

(36 Posts)
NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 11:51:50

All I can think of so far is a beret. My style is "gamine" if that means anything to anybody but what it does mean is that woolly bobble hats are out. Handy that, because I don't like them on me. But what is the alternative in deep midwinter? Coat wise I will be wearing something fitted and crombie-ish. Can you please share your hat thoughts?

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Oct-13 12:03:30

Ooh tough one, for your style I'd say beret or cloche. No idea or where to look though, I look stupid in hats!

NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 12:11:13

omg Cloche - help!!

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Oct-13 12:14:54

or a wool hat in a more rigid style

BOF Fri 18-Oct-13 12:15:13

Are you young gamine or old gamine? A beanie looks fine with that sort of coat and can still work if you are older.

BOF Fri 18-Oct-13 12:16:51

The knitted beret from that selection looks a nice shape.

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Oct-13 12:20:32

That's a good point BOF. I'm finding it hard to imagine whether you're a young urchin type or a chic Audrey-esque version OP.

NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 12:28:39

I'm an old Audrey

NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 12:29:30

an old Audrey after a bad night and a month of cream cakes

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Oct-13 12:51:11

BOF Fri 18-Oct-13 12:53:42

Hmm- it's more Joan Hickson than Audrey Hepburn, than one grin

BOF Fri 18-Oct-13 12:58:45

What about something a bit Dr Zhivago? I still think beanies and berets are more contemporary though. S

Ladyface Fri 18-Oct-13 13:00:39

TK Maxx has some nice cloche hats if you are near one, I can't see them on the online shop though.

CeeceeBloomingdale Fri 18-Oct-13 13:04:15

wah at Joan Hickson, get a cute cashmere beret and be done grin

LeoandBoosmum Fri 18-Oct-13 13:14:40

Hmmm...any of these?,default,pd.html,default,pd.html,default,pd.html,default,pd.html,-Scarves-Gloves/AD143/Womens-Fedora.html

Or a nice flat cap?

Or a Baker boy:

sturdyoak Fri 18-Oct-13 13:15:54

Amazon have loads. What do you think would suit you?

Pandsbear Fri 18-Oct-13 13:31:27

Berets are all very well when it's mildly chilly. No use when it is properly freezing and your ears drop off...

NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 13:36:19

would never have thought of Amazon, thanks sturdy

BOF thanks but no thanks! looks like a living creature on her head, so more Dr Dolittle than Zhivago... grin
I agree about the knitted beret in the H&M link - I like the look of it but might not be able to do it justice. I'm leaning in the cloche/beret direction and may just settle for a beret although the Ted Baker cloche-type hat linked by LeoAndBoo is nice.
Fedora... no thanks, not on me although FAB on others..
Baker boy .... hmmmm... <narrows eyes and considers>

Slimchance Fri 18-Oct-13 13:36:29

just kidding grin

NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 13:37:58

actually Pandsbear you are absolutely right. If a beret is my only option however, could I conceal a sort of headwarmer thing under it I wonder

Slimchance Fri 18-Oct-13 13:39:03

actually I quite like the waxed flying hats but not necessarily "stylish"

sturdyoak Fri 18-Oct-13 13:43:09

This would keep you warm <snigger>

ethelb Fri 18-Oct-13 13:45:41

NigellasGuest Fri 18-Oct-13 13:47:46

sturdy I'm loving how one of the keywords in your link is "bonnets".

now there IS a thought. Not very "gamine" however.

Ear muffs could be the way forward.

sturdyoak Fri 18-Oct-13 13:49:26


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