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Use your head this winter with these stylish baker boy hat

Forget boring beanies - this season's must-have accessory is a baker boy hat, says Katie Wright

Very velvet baker boy hat, £18, chunky knit jumper, £40, Joe Browns
Very velvet baker boy hat, £18, chunky knit jumper, £40, Joe Browns

By Katie Wright

Did you know that according to history books, in 1571, in a bid to boost the English and Irish wool trade, Queen Elizabeth I passed a law declaring all males over the age of six had to wear caps made of wool on Sundays, or risk a fine?

Fast forward nearly 450 years and while weekly hat wearing is no longer a legal obligation, the law is credited with popularising peaked caps, which are now having their umpteenth fashion revival.

Cute but cosy, baker boy caps have become a fashion influencer favourite, and this season's styles are cooler than ever.

We're not sure whether Elizabeth I would approve, but classic wool designs have been replaced by all manner of textiles and trims.

If you're loving the AW19 heritage trend, a tweed baker boy is what you need to go with your Crombie coat and check tailoring.

For touchable textures to fit with the Seventies trend, look for a velvet or cord cap in a warm autumnal shade.

Looking for something a bit more modern? Give classic black an edgy spin with a faux leather hat or fur trim.

Of course, animal print remains a massive trend for autumn/winter, and there are lots of leopard styles in the shops, too.

Here's our pick of the best baker boy buys...

Baker boy hat with fuzzy trim, £55, Charlotte Simone
Baker boy hat with fuzzy trim, £55, Charlotte Simone
Fariss black checked baker boy hat, £30, Dune
Black pu baker boy hat, £14, Miss Selfridge
Cream cord baker boy hat, £18, River Island
Lipsy baker boy hat, £18, Next
Animal print baker boy hat, £14, M&Co

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