And it's not because he's got a gorgeous thick head of hair to keep him warm
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Since finding out that most of the Game of Thrones costumes are made out of rugs from IKEA, we’ve been paying very close attention to the sartorial choices of our favourite Westerosi characters. We’ve already noticed a Stark (sorry) difference in Sansa’s outfit choices compared to the airy dresses she preferred in Kings Landing, and even the now not-so-little Arya has ditched her fragrant River Run sacks for a brown leather get-up that would make Ned Stark proud.
Another character paying homage to the Stark patriarch is Jon Snow. He’s ditched the loose curls of seasons past, and is now opting for a slicked back ‘do that his uncle Ned would love.
But considering that, you know, winter is not just coming it’s actually here, why doesn’t Jon ever keep his head warm with a nice IKEA-inspired fur hat?
No, it’s not so that we can see his delicious man bun. Kit Harington revealed there is a reason that Jon lets his locks roam free.
In an interview with the New York Times, Kit said: ‘I was asking for one! I wanted a hat when we were shooting in Iceland. We’ve had endless conversations about it. It’s been a big, big question in Thrones, about when they’re up North, whether they wear headgear or not. It seems ridiculous in cold climates not to have your head protected.
‘But it’s a decision they made a long time ago, the decision that we need to see faces more than heads being warm. It’s very difficult when you’re filming people in that environment, to differentiate between people’s faces. I think they decided that was the most important thing.’
So the fact that his beautiful mop of hair is not covered with a hat is a filming consideration, and to be honest, it’s one that we’re fully supportive of.