Aran Isles hat
These four knit hats are the ones I anticipate being in the highest rotation this winter. I have a couple of other knit hats (my grey bear-ear hat, my fox hat, a vintage white one) but I haven't been able to locate them yet this year and suspect I might have left them with Thomas in Northern Ireland. I'm quite proud of my winter accessory collection considering when I first left Hawaii to go to college on the East Coast I had one hat (the red one in this post!), one pair of gloves, and one winter coat. It was a cold winter and I definitely got tired of my winter clothes, but instead of going on a shopping haul I have steadily added to my collection a piece or two at a time. I still believe this is the best way to build a lasting collection of pieces you'll want to keep in your wardrobe. Go through the growing pains of wanting more options and not having them, but add slowly and thoughtfully. When you take the time to pick your pieces carefully then you're less likely to want to replace or get rid of them the following year.