Hair has a frustrating habit of not doing what it’s told to on the exact day you need to be out the door fast.
Thankfully, come winter, there’s an easy solution to this dilemma. Enter: the beanie.
Whether it be a slouchy cotton design or a cable knit, pompom-topped wonder, the humble beanie serves as the universal “Get Out Of A Crap Hair Day Free” card… while also keeping your head toasty.
It has the power to conceal just about every hallmark of misbehaving hair — a stubborn sticky-uppy fringe, curls that refuse to curl, etc — and is the perfect cover for mornings when you just can’t be assed to do any styling. Just ask radio presenter Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.
The Kyle and Jackie O Show co-host showed off a lovely new hand-knitted beanie from her mum on Instagram, explaining that it served a dual purpose.
“So good for when you couldn’t be bothered styling your hair in the morning — hence why I wear them in so many photos. #idrathersleepin,” Henderson wrote. Right on.
Beanies are also pretty nifty for keeping your hair safe from the ravages of wet weather, something I will personally vouch for on this rainy Sydney day.
Of course, you do run the risk of "hat head" by wearing one of these guys... so, maybe avoid taking it off if you can.
Regardless, here are 10 cute beanies that'll come to your hair's rescue and keep you warm this winter.
1. Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer unisex beanie, $29.95
The beanie range Carrie Bickmore created to raise awareness for brain cancer — the illness she lost her first husband Greg Lange to — has been so popular that two of the designs sold out entirely. You can still pre-order the unisex beanie, expected to be delivered late July.
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2. ASOS Geo Metallic Pattern Beanie, $26 down to $13
It's patterned, it's got a metallic look, and it's got an oversized pompom. The beanie trifecta. Plus, it's on sale.