Winter Hats

As those in the Asheville area know, to say that we have gotten a lot of snow lately would be something of an understatement.  UNC Asheville began the semester with three snowdays, starting on Thursday, rather than Monday, and local schools began on Friday with delays. 


All of this snow, accompanied by very cold weather, begs the question: how do UNC Asheville students keep warm?  Walking around campus, visitors might notice that hats are one of the preferred winter accessories among our students.  What do these hats look like?  Check it out!


Many UNC Asheville students favor the tweed cap.  Although this hat is not as practical as a true winter cap, it's trendy around campus and can be worn during both the winter and fall seasons!


 A cute trend this semester are animal hats.  What we have here is a hat that looks like a frog.  Students around campus have hats topped with dogs, cows, giraffes, etc.  These hats keep students warm and are lots of fun!
 I have seen quite a few hunting caps around campus this semester.  Like the animal-themed hats, these caps are trendy and warm. 
Knitted hats are classic winter accessories.  This winter, the most common hat patterns I've seen have been Fair Isle patterns and snowflake motifs.     

 For those who can grow them, beards are a pretty convenient way to keep warm when you don't have a hat!  Beards must really help keep people's faces warm because lots of people have them!

 Something I have recently discovered is the blanket-cape.  My friend gave me this awesome hybrid (pictured above in all of its glory) to keep me warm throughout the upcoming winter months, and so far, I have not been disappointed! 

2 comments:

  • Anonymous says:
    February 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    hey caity! I love your blog! I especially love the post about the winter hats! Those drawings were so darn cute. My favorite one is probably the last one that has the bunny rabbit on it. It is just so cute and i'll bet it keeps your entire body so warm! do you wear it often? Maybe to classes, or just around asheville!? I hear ASheville is a very weird place, so i'd bet you could get away with flying in it every once in a while ;)

  • UNC Asheville Office of Admissions says:
    February 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Thank you for commenting! I love the bunny cape and I've worn it a few times around campus (it's so warm that sometimes I don't want to take it off!) Asheville certainly is a very colorful place, so I wouldn't feel too strange about wearing it around town! If you have any more questions, please let me know :)

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