My hat collection

For the longest time I’ve been wanting to do a blog posts on my assortment of hats. Over the years I have collected quite a few hats, which I don’t wear nearly as much as I should. I purged the collection late last summer and decided to snap some shots of what was left. Most of the hats I own are suited for fall and winter but I do have the odd summer piece thrown into the mix.

H&M Grey Fedora

H&M does this style of hat every year and since I wore the black one I already owned, I bought this grey one last year. It didn’t get as much wear as it should. The main reason for that is because I purchased a pair of actual headphones which you cannot fit over a hat like this of course. Since this is part wool it’s a nice and warm hat, but it doesn’t necessarily cover your ears. Plus I’d wear this more for style than anything else.

C&A Wide brimmed summer hat

Just before my Budapest trip this year, I realized I didn’t have a suitable summer hat anymore. The last one I owned got destroyed in a rain storm in Miami last year and so I searched high and low 2 days before my trip to find a new one. After trying many stores, I found this one for a mere €5 at a store I don’t usually shop at much. And I was happy I had it when I was in Budapest, because with temperatures of over 30 degrees C and a lot of sun this definitely kept me nice and protected.

H&M Burgundy bowler

I adore this little hat. I really really do. But apart from wearing it in a lookbook a long time ago I have yet to wear this out. At the same time I cannot get myself to get rid of it. I like it too much to donate it, but it is a bit too edgy for my everyday wardrobe tastes. I am still waiting for the right moment to wear this to present itself.

H&M Black Fedora

This is the black hat I mentioned above. As you can see this has had quite a bit of love. I wore this non-stop for 3 months 2 winters ago. For an H&M piece that wasn’t too pricey it has held up quite nicely and that’s why it is still a staple I keep in my wardrobe.

LA Dodgers baseball cap

The only sports’ cap I still own is this LA Dodgers baseball cap that I bought in LA in 2008. I bought it mostly as a souvenir, but up until that point I wore loads of ball caps during the summer months and I had quite a few. So far I have worn this maybe twice since buying it as my tastes in hats has changed over the years. I got rid of all of my ball caps over the years. The only reason I hung onto this is because it has some added sentimental value.

H&M Black Beanie

Beanie hats are a staple in a casual wardrobe, but I don’t wear them as much as I should. Mainly because they give you a major case of hat hair, but also because when my hair was longer I didn’t find them that comfortable. Now that I am sporting a shorter do I will have to bust this out again when I get too cold during the winter time.

H&M Grey Beanie

Can you see a pattern? I like my hats in two colors mainly: black and grey. I find they suit me best and go with many of my coats and jackets. This grey number is another fairly simple beanie hat. I would like to have a fancier one: a bobble hat is still on my winter wishlist!

Thinsulate black beanie hat

The oldest hat in my collection is the warmest. I purchased this Thinsulate hat during my first year in college during a very cold winter. And I didn’t have a hat. So I visited this outdoor store that was in my street at the time and it was my only hat for a very long time. This beanie hat has a fleece lining and should keep your head warm even when temperatures drop well below zero. That’s why I call this my ice hat.

I Am… Black Beret

I owned a few fancy beret until a few years ago and I had started to miss them. So one day I randomly browsed this shop at my railway station after work and found this. It’s a 100% wool beret with a floral detail. Till this day I am still contemplating whether to keep the flowers or not, but I haven’t found them offensive enough to chop them off instantly. This has been my winter hat of choice lately and I would like to get one in grey too.

H&M Beige turban

The headband/ turban trend was very real a few years ago and I bought this one from H&M. It has really served its duty as this is the first thing I pull out when my head gets cold. It is too thin for when the cold really settles in, but I pull this out every year for those first nippy days.

What is your favorite hat to wear?

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