What sort of winter hat should I get?

dorky green winter hat

This is the hat.

This question is from Greg. But we'll blockquote (because tradition):

I need a to get a new winter hat. My old hat -- which has served faithfully through many winters -- is finally wearing out. Also: It's, umm, really not good looking. (It's started to elicit the "You're really going to keep wearing that?" look from my wife.)
Ideally, I like to find something that will cover my ears. And something that won't get soaked in wet snow is another plus. I'm willing to trade dorkiness for warmth. But getting something that a least nods slightly toward having any sense of style wouldn't hurt.
So, ideas on what sort of hat I should get and/or where to get it?

Got a suggestion for Greg -- event a type of hat, if not a specific hat? Please share!

Earlier:
+ What sort of winter coat(s) should I buy? And where?
+ Competitive layering

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polerstuff dot com (fun, made in the usa)
patagonia dot com (responsible company)
fjallraven dot us (swedes know winter)

For a warm and stylish hat, go to Ekologic in Troy. I just bought a Gazebo hat for my husband and an Onion for me: http://ekologic.com/product-category/accessories/hats/

Fjällräven for sure.

What about an Albeanie?

http://www.albany.org/visitors-center/visitors-gift-shop/

You need a Jayne hat.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/163575504/jayne-cobb-replica-hat-from-firefly

You can't go wrong with the basic black knit hat with the working man's "carhartt" patch at Mohawk Army & Navy in Latham

Seasons Skate Shop on Lark Street always has a bunch of great beanies, and you can buy online!

Ekologic tops the list for one of a kind, locally made, sustainable hats with major style. Though cashmere might not keep your head dry, neither will other knits.

I bought a Fjallraven G1000 a few years back. It's warm, weather proof and a little Elmer Fuddish. But weally who carews?

Check out Hatsational in Saratoga Springs. They have two locations on Broadway. They have any kind of hat you could possibly want including women's hats

Thanks for all the suggestions!

@Ethan, J, Cyril: Those Fjällräven hats look serious -- and like maybe they come with a sled dog team.

@Ann: I have to look at what Ekologic has. (Though their stuff is so nice I might be worried messing it up.)

@Amelia: The Albeanie is something that had to happen.

@Tim: I could never be the Hero of Canton...

One point on whether knits are water proof. 100% wool with natural lanolin -- and knit tight, not loose -- has some capacity to shed off water. Felted wool even more so. Also, while I no longer wear animal products, fur and skins have been worn for eons and can be very stylish. Go natural, son, go natural.

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