Cozy and Chic Fall Hats

With everyone hanging out al fresco as much as possible these days, a few accessories are practically required: a pumpkin spice latte (or, better, a hot toddy); cozy attire (we stand by our Uggs!); and—most important of all—a warm hat to keep your body heat where it belongs. These toasty chapeaus, all favorites of SwearBy’s well-coiffed editors, are more than cozy: they’re adorable enough to make you want to linger in the open air. 

GiGi Pip Dahlia Boater - Brown

“There’s something wonderful and poetic about some cute Instagram photos with falling leaves, a big blanket scarf, and the perfect fall hat,” says Caitlin Kimmet of this stiff-brimmed fedora, made entirely of Australian wool. “If you’re not a hat wearer, Gigi Pip can change your mind…it definitely changed mine!” Kimmet loves that the hat fits perfectly and has top (hat) shelf quality at an attainable price point. “This boater in brown is the one I get the most compliments on. It goes with almost any outfit and completes your perfect fall look.”

Dillard's Pendleton Indiana Jones Water-Repellent Wool Felt Hat

This water-repellant wool number is a go-to hat for wedding photographer Kate Salley. “This is a steal for Pendleton and the shape and fit is perfect,” she says. “It’s the best.” Don’t just take her word for it; as of press time, the hat has five stars on the Dillard’s site, too.

Mischa Lampert Beanie Pomster

A burst of ethically-sourced fur from Finland (or faux versions, if you prefer) tops Mischa Lampert’s legendary knit hats, all made by hand in New York City. This is “the BEST winter hat,” says Marissa Feldman. “The wool is so luxe and warm and the Pom is so fluffy. It’s just oversized enough without looking silly.” We also love that the beanie comes in a seemingly bottomless array of color choices, including coral and arctic pink stripe.

Skylar | AB x JL

Made with cruelty-free wool that’s culled from the lamb’s first shearing–i.e. Soft AF—this American-made hat is almost guaranteed to be an heirloom. “This is my new favorite hat,” says Erin Campbell. “I love it SO SO much. I’m definitely more edgy so this one is right up my alley.” Did we mention the factory that makes it is employee-owned? Call wearing it putting your best hat forward.

White + Warren Cashmere Plush Rib Beanie

When SwearBy member Johanna Almstead deems this “The best hat I have ever owned,” we’re inclined to believe her. Meant to be worn either droopy—a la your artsy college boyfriend—or cuffed prim and proper like a French sailor, it’s a downy addition to any outfit. “This is the softest cashmere I’ve ever felt (from a cashmere-obsessive) in a slouchy hat that’s loose enough to minimize your hat head while bringing you joy every second you wear it,” says ardent fan Brenna Haysom. “I have stockpiled 4 because I fear a day when they discontinue it.” Ok: we’re sold.

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