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Would You Wear… a Trapper Hat?


Trapper hats street style
Photo Credits: Rebecca R. on, Irina B. on, and ELLE

Okay, so if you’re the average college student, chances are you’re not going to be rocking a trapper hat for its associated tasks, i.e. hunting and trapping. Even so, these super warm hats are a hot commodity this season, and while we may not be trekking through the forest, we still have to keep our ears warm in the chilly temperatures!

These faux-fur-lined hats are a great way to look stylish while staying warm this season. While there are plenty of traditional options covered entirely in faux fur, cable knit, fair isle, and plaid versions abound in stores, so you can pick and choose a trapper hat to match your style.

Here are our favorite finds, all below $30…

Cute trapper hats
Product information (left to right): Maurices ($18.00), Charlotte Russe ($16.50), American Eagle ($29.95), Kohl’s ($14.00), Tilly’s ($14.99), Tilly’s ($16.99), Forever 21 ($12.80)

Would you wear a trapper hat?

We want to know what you think about this style!  Will you be wearing one this winter, or passing on this trend?  How would you wear it?

Posted on on December 4, 2012 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , ,

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19 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Trapper Hat?”

  1. 1
    December 4th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Trapper hats always remind me of Catcher in the Rye lol. Not sure if I could pull it off but I’m sure they’re warm!

  2. 2
    December 4th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Oh dear… I bought one of these for my boyfriend for Valentines day, but he ended up giving it to his dad instead…
    He thought it looked too Russian…
    I guess they are not fashionable for boys, but I think he should have kept it anyways – they stand up well in the Canadian winters!

  3. 3
    December 4th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I have a trapper hat!

  4. 4
    December 4th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I have a furry leopard print one. I don’t care if I look dumb in it, it’s so snuggly!

  5. 5
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I have a trapper hat custom knitted for me. Very convenient, warm, and fits all the coats I have.

  6. 6
    December 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    i have one :D i like it very much but still i m à little too shy to wear it at university x)

  7. 7
    December 4th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    i’m glad they’re in style this year cause they’re so warm an cozy! i used to have one when i was a kid. loved it!

  8. 8
    December 4th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I like trapper hats, because I find they’re the only type that will sit well on top of a hijab/ headscarf- others will slide off (pulling my scarf off with them), or just make my face look too round.

    The only problem I find though is that they’re more suited for a preppy/ hipster/ city chic sort of look, which I don’t have (most of my clothes are colourful & boho, with a touch of mod). Any ideas on how to wear trapper hats well, with a style like mine?

  9. 9
    December 4th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I love how this post features the trapper hat for women and not just men. It’s a super warm hat that everyone should give a try!

  10. 10
    December 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I got a great Eddie Bauer trapper hat from a friend who didn’t want it and it’s one of my favorite winter accessories, especially since I live in chilly Vermont!

  11. 11
    December 4th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    i have a white one and wear it loads in the winter,so cozy!

  12. 12
    December 5th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I love Charlotte Russe, bought it on for 15 $ :)

  13. 13
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Trapper hats will forever be my favorite winter accessory!

    As a hunter and trapper I use mine for everyday in the woods and at school to stay warm. GIrls who hunt and trap can be interested in fashion too!

  14. 14
    December 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    These were super popular at my high school and most of my friends had them. I got kind of tired of seeing them so no I probably wouldn’t wear one. But then again I’m not really a hat person and I live in deep hot south

  15. 15
    December 5th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I absolutely love mine. It’s all black with a fur trim over the forehead and sweater texture thru-out with two dangly things with black fur Pom Poms at the ends. It’s so warm. I pulled off one the strings however and can’t sew to save my life. It will be fixed. I think I got mine at Spencer’s a few years back. It’s Paul frank which I’m not a huge fan of, but there are no monkeys anywhere on it. And when you live in Colorado fashion kinda comes second to warmth. Still I love my trapper hat.

  16. 16
    December 6th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    They are cute and silly. So if you are confident and playing around in it, I’d say go for it!

  17. 17
    December 9th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    YES! I got mine at target and i’m in love

  18. 18
    December 18th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Yeah, this is almost a requirement for Canadian weather, ha

  19. 19
    December 17th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I have an all brownish tan faux fur trapper hat from American Eagle with two braided strings hanging down with fluffy balls at the ends and I am absolutely in love! But I am kinda shy to wear it to school still :/

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