The hipster breed has been responsible for the eruption and disruption of a number of trends in the past decade; without them, I think we'd all still be lost in the baggy jeans era. One of these such things happens to be their staple accessory and something I'm sure you receive at hipster gatherings as a right of passage and then are mandated to have with you at all times.
Have no fear though, during the colder months, beanies are a perfectly acceptable and highly fashionable piece of headwear, which means you won't look like a hipster if you wear one. Staying true to the whole Avant Bland movement, designers are making these knit caps out of some high-quality fabrics that you thought we're reserved for much more refined items. Alongside these simplistic forms, you're also going to find a wide array of bright patterns amidst a dark background, as per fall tradition.
If you think you're going to be wearing a beanie everyday, you're wrong. That move may well group you in with the hipster crop, not something that any of us want for you. If you want to go super luxe and very minimalist, get something (if you can find it) with a mohair/cashmere blend and get it in a deep forest green or vibrant orange. The other route is getting the near grandma-ish knitted cotton beanie with a preppy pattern. Either way, you're going to make a statement the one of two times a week you wear it.
Check in tomorrow for this week's edition of Friday Faux Pas and next Thursday for another piece that deserves your consideration!