The 10 Best winter hats

From Fair Isle to something more fun, try a woolly hat to keep the heat in this winter. Bobbles optional...

1. Mohair hat

£65, YMC,

This chunky cap has a “knitted by nana” charm to it. That's because the Berlin-based, upcoming knitwear-brand Maimi make all of its cosy hats by hand.

2. Neon with bobbles

£18, Piers Atkinson for Asos,

Hip milliner, Piers Atkinson's main line is usually worn by the avant-garde so anyone who dons this will attract as much attention as his famous client, Lady Gaga.

3. Polka dots

£20, Lazy Oaf,

This dotty hat nods to one of this season's biggest trends it's attractively oversized so it can either scrunch down round your head or perch bolt upright for a touch of Where's Wally-chic.

4. Black pom poms

£170, Sister by Sibling,

Design trio Sister by Sibling are one of the hottest names at London Fashion week – their neon Fair Isle with Mickey Mouse-eque pompoms ticks three trends in one.

5. Violet bobble hat

£12.95, Gap,

Every year, Gap is responsible for some of the nicest knits on the high street. A gentle approach to wearing neon this winter is with this vibrant violet hat.

6. Silver disco cashmere

£115, Madeleine Thompson,

Luxury cashmere designer Madeleine Thomson has added sequins to this sumptuously soft grey cashmere beanie.

7. Fair Isle

Paul Smith £85,

British designer Paul Smith has made a career out of turning traditional into trendy – this Fair Isle beanie in soft colours is a case in point.

8. Gradient print

£19, COS,

An alternative to crazy colours and jaunty pompoms, this ombre-print beanie would suit anyone wanting to stay warm and look smart. Grungy Nineties purism here without feeling too fashion-y.

9. Aran-knit

£65, Chinti And Parker,

One for the purists, this cream merino wool bobble hat from knitters Chinti And Parker is cosy and cabled like a fisherman's sweater from the Isle of Aran.

10. Turban headband

£49.90, Eugenia Kim,

The latest – and an extremely flattering – way to keep warn this winter is to turn to a knitted turban. Think Joan Collins in Gstaad.