The best hats to keep your head and ears warm in winter without smashing your hair.
Living in a cold climate is hard on hair and skin. Don’t forgo a warm hat in order to preserve your hairstyle, ears and hair need protection from the cold, dry air. A trendy tam (tam o’shanter) style hat or knit beret with plenty of “slouch” and a not-too-tight band will cradle even long hair and won’t smash curls and flatten your style. Wool is warmest and double-knit wool is warmer still. Regardless of the fiber, you can line any hat with silky, smooth fabric (satin, silk, charmeuse) to prevent friction, tangling and breakage. Fluff your hair after removing the hat and you’re ready to go.