Every winter I strive to find a more feminine solution to keeping my head warm — scarf wrap, an endless search on Barney’s for a wool fedora, I even once tried layering a slim beanie under a wide brim hat. But it makes no difference, no matter how hard I try, it’s the beanie that wins every season.
I’ve accumulated quite a few too: neon, cashmere, $1 thermalite from Chinatown (!!), I even knit approximately 1.5 beanies each winter and then, of course, there is the fox-trapper. It is something you sort of just have to come to terms with, the fact that you will more than likely start blending into the crowd of black parkas and beanies bopping about the city.
But what makes beanies so excellent (beyond the aforementioned warmth) is that there are literally thousands to choose from. Beanies know no boundaries!!! And if you take a look around, they sort of become one with their wearer (I wear mine high and straight up, Elle wears her rolled and tight to the skull!)
So we thought it would be fun to show you some of our favorites — hand knit, ski slope ready and pom-pom adorned; there’s something for everyone. And Anna has just enough happy expressions to demonstrate the joy you will experience while wearing them when that first snow flake falls.
Black, Eugenia Kim; Green Neon, Supreme; Blue and white, Patagonia; Pink beanie, Mischa Lampert; Grey with stripe puff, Eugenia Kim; Teal blue, Eugenia Kim; Mohawk beanie, Mischa Lampert; Furry beige, Zara; Multi stripe with puff on top, Eugenia Kim; Grey (with iPhone), HM; Burgundy stripe headband, Tory Burch Sport; Grey melange and black with puff, Topshop; Black, Eugenia Kim; Blue (with book), HM.
Words & styling: Brie Welch | Photos: Erik Melvin