Street Style From Japan To China: Knit Hat Trend For Winter


Knit caps (or beanies) seem to be the headwear accessory favorite for keeping warm in Japan, Korea and China. Nearly every day now, street style blog images pop up with people sporting seamed caps.  Practical and simple, this style hat has been popularized by media from television shows through out the decades to celebrities and musicians that make it their fashion trade mark.  Take inspiration from these three countries for styling a cozy knit cap into your winter rotation.



1. Japan
We’ve been seeing an abundance of knit hats complementing classic pencil skirts and tops, or midi dresses with long jackets and coats for a more casual look.

Images Courtesy Of
Images Courtesy Of



2. China
Taking a more urban approach to headwear, here is a look we often see on musicians and celebrities in the United States-knit hats and leather biker jackets.

Image Courtesy Of



3. Korea
Mix your styles up with interesting scarves, oversized coats (which are right on trend for winter), or easy-going crew neck sweatshirts.

Images Courtesy Of And





Want to add some cozy knits to your wardrobe?  Check out famous Korean-American milliner Eugenia Kim’s designs. Here’s a few of our favorites:

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 2.27.00 PM
Eugenia Kim’s Marley Knit Beanie

Available in black and white at for $228.

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 2.30.21 PM
Eugenia Kim’s Pom Pom “Mimi” Beanie

Available in black and white at for $235.



Not too keen on spending a couple hundred dollars on a knit cap? Here’s some great options that are more budget friendly!

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 2.34.27 PM
American Apparel’s Recycled Fisherman Beanie

Available in nine different colors and options at for $22.

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 2.39.26 PM
KTAG NYC’s Side Eye Pom Beanie

Available at for $30.

Feature Images Courtesy Of, And