It’s the final stretch of winter and while spring is on the way, we still have a few weeks of cheek-stinging, frostbite inducing weather. Keeping warm means that we usually have to be bundled up in drab, monotone, and shapeless coats, but it doesn’t mean we have to completely lose our style.
Korean celebrities are keeping themselves warm AND stylish by adding a bit of wool and cute to their heads with the Helsinki Hat by Loopy Mango. If you follow Korean celebrities on Instagram or Twitter, you would have noticed many uploading selfies of themselves wearing these hats and creating the latest trendy look to follow.
You can find the hat at a Loopy Mango store near you or buy it online. Loopy Mango is a couture knitwear and DIY brand so you can buy the hat fully made or a kit including the yarn and needle needed to make the hat yourself. The Loopy Mango website also includes links to video tutorials on how to make their knitwear. It’s a bit on the pricey side, with the hat costing $215 USD and the kit $98 USD.
For a cheaper alternative, you can buy those giant knitting needles through other knitting supply stores and brands, like here at Jo-Ann. The thick yarn is a little harder to find for a cheaper price, but you can double or triple up less costly and thinner yarn to achieve a similar look. Try The Big Cozy yarn available here or Lion Brand Yarn Company here.
You can also let Rainbow‘s Hyunyoung and Jisook teach you how to knit this hat with this video from insiteTV.
Here are a few other celebrities spotted in the hat. Check them out to see which color or styling you might like for yourself.