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Top This: Hats for the Fall Season

A reigning queen of style needs her crown. Now that the weather is cooler, it's time to sport a hat in one of our favorite heavier fabrics -- wool, felt, fleece, you get the idea -- to keep your noggin warm this autumn.

There are so many options: feathered cloches, felted fedoras, wool berets. Not sure where to start? Martha shows us how to personalize a hat with celebrity milliner Eugenia Kim. Her hats are popular with A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, and Madonna.

See? All you need is a hat from a thrift store and a few decorative materials. 

 

Think beyond bowlers and beanies with these trendy toppers:

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Tres chic! This woolen beret is just the cozy accessory for those days transitioning from fall chill to first frost.

Make the Woolen Beret
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It's only going to get colder from here on, so we recommend a simple, stylish wool hat. All you need is a bit of finesse with a pair of needles to knit a hat like this in chunky wool.

Make the Knit Hat
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For a fuzz-free 'do, headbands help tame hair under attack from blustery autumn breezes. For beginning knitters, a garter-stitched headband looks refined, or you can customize your headband with a simple cable stitch. And if you feel ambitious, knit a pair of fingerless mittens to match!

Make the Cabled Headband
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Photography by: Gentl & Hyers

For a no-nonsense headpiece, make a suede headband like this from machine-washable fabric. Embellish yours with a cluster of crystal studs, thin embroidered braids, or even finely ruffled feathers if you fancy.

Make the Suede Headband
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Little ones need to keep their heads cozy too! Follow our downloadable template, and sew heathery merino-wool felt with a zigzag stitch in a vividly colored thread like orange.

Make the Felt Hat
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For both fashionistas and fashionistas in the making: Wrap luxurious-feeling fibers around a circular tool to create romantic yarn rosettes for adorning a cap.

Make the No-Knit Snuggly Hat

Do you have a favorite fall hat?

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