• we love headscarves

Our Winter Head Coverings That Aren’t Hats

Let’s face it: Hats aren’t for everyone. Sometimes it’s because a hat just isn’t flattering for your face shape, or it may be because hats ruin your hair style. But when it’s cold, it’s cold! And you have to find a way to protect your head and ears. Good thing there are plenty of options for head coverings that aren’t hats, from headscarves to bandanas, here are our favorite ways to cover your head more creatively than a hat.

Polar Fleece Bandanas by Babushkah

The Basics: These bandanas are fully reversible, have 100% Polartec Fleece on one side, and a soft fabric on the other. They're shaped like triangles with ties on the ends and very versatile to wear. Stylish alternative to a boring winter hat!

Why We Love It: They say these are the only polar fleece bandanas on the market -- which, in a way, is true. Others we've found are more like bands or scarves that you can tie into a bandana, whereas these are literally like the classic cotton bandanas we love, but lined with fleece for warmth.

$19.99 plus shipping on Etsy

Winter Crocheted Headwrap by DANMY (4)

The Basics: There are four - yes, 4! -- headbands in this set, which are made from acrylic knitted wool in a chunky cable style

Why We Love It: This is the perfect way to cover your ears without ruining your hair!

What People are Saying: People especially love that they’re soft and not itchy.

Check prices and read reviews.

Uherebuy Thermal Face Scarf

The Basics: Specifically designed to be worn in cool weather, it has a double layer of polyester that is warm and windproof. Can be worn for all winter activities such as sports, hiking, fishing, running, skiing, hunting, motorcycle, cycling, mountain climbing or many other outdoor activities.

Why We Love It: The subdued patterns and solid colors are timeless, and will go with anything in your closet.

What People are Saying: Most people rave about how warm they are when wearing these in the winter and during cold-weather activities like hunting and doing barn chores.

Read reviews and check price here.

Cable Knit Fuzzy Lined Head Wrap by Funky Junque

The Basics: Measuring 10 inches long by 4 inches wide, this winter headband is made from an acrylic knit and has a funny liner on the inside.

Why We Love It: With over 60 colors to choose from, we couldn’t resist ordering a few. 

What People are Saying: People love the style and the lining on the inside since it keeps you especially warm.

Check prices and read reviews.

Velvet Turban Head Wrap by BOBIBI

The Basics: Made from velour, this head wrap is soft and stretchy. It is long and narrow at 66.9” by 10.2”.

Why We Love It: Not only can you style it in a million different ways, it’s machine washable, too!

What People are Saying: They love the colors and how flexible it is.

Check prices and read reviews.

Soft Knitted Headband/Ear Warmer

The Basics: This knitted headband is soft and warm, and slips right on. No buttons, no ties! Available in tons of colors.

Why We Love It: The wrap style of this ear warmer is flattering on literally everyone, and it couldn’t be cozier!

What People are Saying: All types of people -- those with long hair, short hair and none at all - talk about how soft and cute it is.

Check prices and read reviews.

Fleece-Lined Knitted Earwarmer by SK Hat Shop

The Basics: This knit headband has a fleece liner and comes in pretty much any color you can think of.

Why We Love It: We love, love, love how it looks like part of a sweater! It’s literally asking to be taken to a ski lodge.

What People are Saying: Wind and rain are nothing for this headband! People love that it stays put and keeps them warm.

Check prices and read reviews.

Fxhixiy Stretch Velvet Twist Hair Wrap

The Basics: Made from stretch velvet, this is a classic turban style head covering.

Why We Love It: A good turban is a perfect way to protect you in all elements, whether you have a lot of hair or no hair at all!

What People are Saying: It’s all about the colors, and soft material.

Check prices and read reviews.

Full confession: We earn a teeny, tiny commission on most of the links you see here. Why? To help us stay afloat and keep bringing you the best headscarves the web has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support!