In the summertime, we can let headwear slide a bit. I mean, you’re off having fun and letting your hair run wild and free! But in the blustery months of fall and winter, we certainly don’t want to take any chances of catching a cold. Thankfully, it seems that designers are thinking the same way as we are and making sure that we stay warm or at least chic, providing us with the coolest fall/winter 2022-2023 hat trends.
From the cozy balaklava to the more summery headwear of headscarves and straw hats, this trend list is filled with plenty of items to get you excited. I mean, who doesn’t adore pieces that you can transition from season to season with little to no effort? So, get ready to go through your hat collection and fall in love all over again because you will certainly be reaching for some old favorites. And if you need to buy some new ones, well, then, of course, we approve!
So, get comfortable, pour yourself a beverage, and pop some popcorn because it is time for you to read the list of the top fall 2022 hat trends.
From Max Mara to Coperni, the balaklava hat or snood became the ultimate symbol of warmth. Despite getting some grief over being the cross between a hat and a scarf, this style of winter cap has been holding steady as a trend for a few years now. And if you’re in the mood for a little extra on your snood, head to Thom Browne or GCDS for some hard-to-resist added details.
#2. Take Me out to the Ballgame… in the Fall?
A baseball cap is a timeless accessory with a masculine touch. It’s not the kind of item that immediately jumps to mind when one thinks of Fashion Week, but perhaps that’s why it’s always intriguing to see these caps on the runways. Perhaps slightly reminiscent of spring and summer, given that it is, in fact, baseball season, many designers are throwing their caps (quite literally) into making this a hat trend come fall. From the classic shape at Coach to that of dapper glitter at Off-White, there’s a take on the baseball cap for everyone.
#3. Paris in the 1920s
Fanning the flames of our ongoing Parisian obsession, brands such as Erdem, Jil Sander, and Francesca Liberatore reinvented some of our favorite items from the bygone era of the 1920s. Erdem and Jil Sander went for flat and beaded cloche hats that gave almost a Cleopatra-esque feel. And over at Francesca Liberatore, stunning berets with beaded detailing found their way down the runway. So, this fall, it won’t take a time machine to find comfort in the Roaring Twenties because all we need to do is place these sequined and beaded hats upon our heads.
#4. Beanies with a Side of Extra Fabric
A forever-perfect hat trend for fall and winter, beanies have once again been stamped with designer approval. Simple, casual, warm, practical, and not to mention easy to produce – it’s not too surprising that beanies were the most major winter hats. After all, this season wasn’t particularly extravagant or fancy, at least not when compared to the seasons before.
Although, I must admit that some of the silhouettes are a bit interesting – yes, I am looking at you, Mr. enlarged and oversized beanie! This was the shape that was more frequently found along the runways for Dolce & Gabbana, Bibhu Mohapatra, Molly Goddard, and Mark Fast. Therefore, if your favorite beanie becomes a tug-of-war toy, don’t bother pulling it out until it’s very stretched.
#5. All the Buckets
Bucket hats have sat at the forefront of hat trends for what seems like years – even if, in reality, it has only been since late 2019. Yet, we certainly aren’t complaining! An easy way to cover up messy hair, bucket hats with many different textures found themselves on the 2022-2023 runways. With furry options at Maryling and Negris Lebrum, you’ll see why we’re so obsessed with fur this season. But as for something that appears to be more water-repellent, Versace did the best with a bucket hat that looks almost as though it was made from Gore-Tex.
#6. Oui Oui!
Following along with the look of classic Parisian hats, berets are gaining their footing once more at the likes of Gucci, Bora Aksu, and Paul & Joe. A perfect way to spice up any outfit, we really can’t blame designers for wanting to resurrect this popular hat.
Often – wrongly – decreed to be only a man’s hat, fedoras have been making their way into womenswear more and more over the years! The perfect way to find a balance between wide-brimmed hats and cloche caps, brands such as Bronx & Banco, Ann Demeulemeester, Ralph Lauren, and Alberta Ferretti all relied heavily on the fedora to create a stable hat in their collections.
#8. Enlarged Cloche Hats
Another style from the 1920s with a bit of a modern spin on it, cloche hats became incredibly popular at design houses such as Off-White, Moschino, and Richard Quinn. The spin, you ask? Making it obscenely oversized! For instance, at Richard Quinn, we couldn’t even see the model’s eyes, and over at Moschino, a lampshade was used as the hat.
#9. Buzz around Fuzz
Fuzzy materials are a great way of staying warm while following the winter hat trends. If petable accessories are your addiction, then 2022 is your year. From covering both shoe and purse trends, we’ve already seen plenty of furry options to wear, but it simply wasn’t enough for some designers.
Keeping both your ears and your heads warm this winter will be the lovely fur detailing on many fall 2022 hats. Or, frankly, just fur hats because brands such as 16Arlington, Versace, LaQuan Smith, and Christian Cowan cut out the detailing and went straight for creating a full furry cap.
#10. Wrap-Around the Clock
From Vivienne Westwood to Victor Glemaud and Alaia to Conner Ives, the fantastic and flirty look of headscarves is becoming something for us all to gravitate towards once more. Whether tied up in a pirate style or wrapped up in a more laissez-faire Brigitte Bardot manner, this is a style that is sure to stun.
#11. Too Many Names and So Much Love
I tend to hold the opinion that any outfit can be greatly improved by a page boy cap (or newsboy or baker’s boy or any other name I’m forgetting) simply because of its timeless shape. Made out of wool and providing a small brim over the eyes, this hat is the quintessential winter cap, and thus designers such as Chanel, Hui, and Conner Ives fell hard for it.
#12. A Peruvian Pairing
Similar to a beanie, but with flaps to keep the ears warm, Peruvian caps have been making their way down the runways for GCDS, Dsquared2, and Gucci. All made out of a comfortable knit material, pulling on this cozy hat will be perfect for your upcoming evening jaunts.
#13. What’s up with the Straw?
Like floral patterns taking over fall runways, this final headwear trend was a bit shocking. I mean, who would expect straw hats to become so big? And yet they did! From brands such as Sergio Hudson to Third Crown and Francesca Liberatore, this hat that is normally grabbed on hotter days to keep the sun away has now reached perennial popularity.
Photos via Vogue, Livingly