A decent winter hat is an absolute menswear essential during the colder months. Keeping your head warm while keeping a bad hair day in check, the right hat will add the perfect finishing touch to your winter outfits.

Not sure where to start? We've been busy looking at what you can bag this season for under £50 across a range of winter hat styles. From beanies to trapper hats, read on for our top picks of the best men's winter hats for 2018 and accessorize in style all season long…

Men's Ralph Lauren Merino Wool BeanieRalph LaurenMerino Wool Beanie£39SHOP NOW

Ralph Lauren Merino Wool Beanie

Crafted from 100% merino wool, this Ralph Lauren beanie will keep you warm whatever winter throws at you. The charcoal colour will go with everything and it's smart enough to wear on your daily commute teamed up with a wool overcoat plus matching scarf.

Men's Paul Smith Nep Wool Baseball CapPaul SmithWool Baseball Cap£50SHOP NOW

Paul Smith Nep Wool Baseball Cap

If you prefer to a wear a cap during the colder months, look to wool baseball styles over cotton or trucker caps for maximum warmth without compromising on style. This men's wool cap by British favourite Paul Smith is an absolute winner for 2018, with the subtle pattern helping to add interest to your headgear.

Men's Ted Baker Tetlee Wool Trapper HatTed BakerTrapper Hat£45SHOP NOW

Ted Baker Tetlee Wool Trapper Hat

Originating from Russian 'ushankas', trapper hats have exploded on to the scene in recent years and are easily the best option for those extra chilly winter days. Featuring contrast lining, this Ted Baker Tetlee hat has press-stud fastenings if you want to keep the ear flaps up and will look great worn with chunky knitwear and a parka or pea coat.

Men's AllSaints Thermal Wool BeanieAllSaintsThermal Beanie£25SHOP NOW

AllSaints Thermal Wool Beanie

This AllSaints men's beanie is made from a thermal wool blend for maximum protection from the elements during the winter months. Finished in a military-inspired waffle knit, the design is timeless and it'll see you through winter 2018 and many more to come.

Men's Herschel Supply Co Abbott BeanieHerschel Supply CoBlack Beanie£20SHOP NOW

Herschel Supply Co Abbott Beanie

At just £20 this Herschel Supply Co beanie is an absolute steal. The length is perfect if you prefer a big beanie hats and it's guaranteed to keep your street style game on point during the cold snap. Wear yours with a denim jacket layered under a trench coat and throw on some knitted gloves when the temperature drops.

Men's Barts Ribbed Bomber HatBartsRibbed Bomber Hat£39.99SHOP NOW

Barts Ribbed Bomber Hat

Netherlands-based Barts never disappoints each year with its distinctive range of accessories. Our pick for winter 2018 is this chunky bomber hat with ear flaps, offering a modern take on a style classic with an outer corduroy layer and faux-fur lining. Just add a pair of iconic Red Wing boots to complete the look.

Men's Fjallraven Bobble BeanieFjallravenByron Bobble Beanie£40SHOP NOW

Fjallraven Bobble Beanie

Bobble hats can be a hard look to pull off, but this bobble beanie by Fjallraven does the style some justice. Made from 100% wool, it'll keep the wintry chills firmly at bay and will be one of the hardest working items in your winter wardrobe.

Men's Mr P. Donegal Wool BeanieMr PorterDonegal Wool Beanie£50SHOP NOW

Mr P. Donegal Wool Beanie

Burgundy is one of the best colours for injecting some interest into your outfits during the dreary months and this Mr Porter beanie is the perfect starting point. Made in Scotland from lambswool, the burgundy hue will complement neutral colours and is guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Men's New Look Brown Check Trapper HatNew LookCheck Trapper Hat£12.99SHOP NOW

New Look Brown Check Trapper Hat

This New Look trapper hat is one of the best value for money hats going this year. Coming in at well under £15, the check design is bang on trend and will look great worn with denim or neutral knitwear. If you're looking for the best men's hat on a tight budget, this should be at the top of wishlist.

Men's Oliver Spencer Arbury Wool BeanieOliver SpencerWool Beanie£40SHOP NOW

Oliver Spencer Arbury Wool Beanie

Knitted from extra fine wool for a seriously soft feel, this beanie by Oliver Spencer is one of the smartest styles in our edit. The navy will look great with a grey or camel overcoat and the ribbed edge finishes the look off nicely.