NEW YORK CITY — Bundle up.
The common claim that 80 percent of your body heat is lost through the head may be exaggerated, but that doesn't make keeping your head covered in the cold any less important.
When the bitter cold, snow and sleet arrive — which is going to be sooner than you'd like to think — you want to be prepared. Here are nine accessories that will keep your head seriously warm this winter:
Dyed Watch Cap from Rosehaven Alpacas
This beanie will keep you toasty on cold days. Not only is the outer shell woven from warm alpaca wool, the inside is lined. The caps come in an array of bright colors. Rosehaven can be found at select green markets around New York City during the winter and at the Columbus Circle holiday market.
Cashmere and Fox Fur Hat from Lafayette 148
This soft and cozy hat uses hand-crocheted cashmere to trap in heat. The fur trim will give extra warmth and will help keep falling snow out of your eyes.
Wool Driver’s Cap from Worth & Worth
The shell of the driver's cap from New York City-based Worth and Worth is 100 percent wool and the inside is fully lined. The hat is handmade in Italy.
Soft Felt Rider from the New York Hat Co.
This U.S.-made hat is inspired by a style that was popular during the American Civil War. The three-and-a-half inch brim will keep snow and freezing rain out of your eyes and a leather tie adds a touch of style.
The Faux Fur Trooper from JJ Hat Center
This faux fur trooper hat is manufactured in Canada, a country whose people know how to stay warm. It's lined for extra warmth and, on extremely cold days, you can bring the flaps down to cover your ears.
Earmuffs from Kate Spade
Keep your kids warm in these earmuffs from New York City designer Kate Spade. Faux fur covers the ears and a velvet bow over the head ties everything together.
180s Chesterfield Ear Warmers from REI
REI’s ear warmers for men wrap around the back of the head instead of the top for a low-profile style. A wool and viscose blended fabric keeps ears warm.
Wool Hat from Mercato NYC
This hat is handmade in New York City. The outer shell is wool and the lining is cotton. You can button the strap under your chin with vintage buttons for a unique touch.
Nataliya Nada is a New York City-based designer who draws inspiration from her native Ukraine, which is also where this headband is made. It's hand-knitted from Italian cashmere.