It’s starting to get colder, which means I’ve begun to wear my winter coats, scarves, and gloves. Along with this comes my yearly reminder that I don’t like how I look in hats. Since I have BPES, my ears stick out slightly, and one ear sits up just a bit higher than the other. I have spoken before about my struggle with baseball caps, but at least those are optional. When it gets cold, if I don’t put something on my head, my ears will freeze.
I usually keep a knit ear warmer in my bag in case I need it. I also have one of those hats that has fur and flaps over the ears, and I don’t hate how I look in it.
But when it comes to just a knit cap to put on my head, it is hard for me to find something that is flattering. Usually I just go with the ear warmer or put up the hoods on my jackets. If it is really cold, I put on the hat with the flaps.
I do have 2 knit hats that I like, but I don’t love how they look on me. I know I shouldn’t care, and this winter I am going to make myself use them more. I try to tell myself not to be self-conscious, because other people probably don’t even notice.