Beanies are a winter staple. They’re simple, they’re versatile, and most importantly, they’re functional. They can roll up to be packed away in a pocket or bag, and they can usually hold up to the elements. They keep us warm when the weather outside is frightful, but they also keep us looking stylish and delightful (Ugh, sorry, we couldn’t resist). The point is, we’re fans. If you are as well, have we got a treat for you. And if you’re not, well, get your shit together and pay attention.
Here are the 6 Beanies to Keep You Looking Good All Winter.
Patagonia Vintage Town Beanie
A classic pom beanie is stylish and playful without dipping into juvenile (unlike the flat-brim beanie), and the Vintage Town Beanie from Patagonia, one of the world’s foremost outdoors brands, is an excellent choice. It features a recycled wool/nylon blend with a double-layer headband to keep your head and ears warm as can be, wherever you are. It comes in several color combinations that go well with anything you can throw at it, from a classic pea coat to a modern bomber. $45
Best Made The Cap of Courage
Best Made is one of our favorite brands, and those sentiments are mirrored in the Cap of Courage, their take on the timeless beanie. Made in Peru from 100% knit wool and thoroughly tested on both the cold harsh streets of New York City and the rugged mountains of Wrangell St. Elias National Park in Alaska, The Cap of Courage comes in four classic colors, including olive, navy, charcoal, and famous red. If you’re looking for classic cool in a versatile package (and don’t mind the 58-dollar price tag), this one is for you. $58
Columbia Sage Butte Watch Cap
What we love about Columbia is that it’s the no-nonsense outdoors brand for the no-nonsense outdoorsman. Their Sage Butte Watch Cap is an excellent example. The premium knit cap features 100% imported acrylic, a roll-up cuff, and comes in five colors—surplus green, blue heron, black, graphite, and a really nice looking deep rust that we’re big fans of. Oh, and did we mention they can be had for 20 bucks? Warm, handsome, affordable—that’s what you’ll get with the Columbia Sage Butte Watch Cap. $20
Wigwam Urban Slouch
The slouch beanie is one of those hats that, when worn with the right outfit—a leather jacket and hoodie, a classic pea coat, etc.—can bring everything together. The Urban Slouch from Wigwam is a street-tested staple and features 100% acrylic, which means it’s incredibly comfy and can make light work of whatever big bad winter tosses its way. It comes in three colors—dark red, charcoal grey, and black—and is also American made. Plus, for 20 bucks, we’re still trying to figure out where you could possibly go wrong. $20
Coal The Yukon
Coal isn’t a company that makes hats to compliment their main bread-and-butter staples like some of the other brands on this list; they’re a headwear brand specifically dedicated to keeping our domes comfortable, cozy, and looking great. Case in point? The Yukon. This heritage-inspired, traditional fit, expertly knitted beanie is made from heathered wool and features a textured knit pattern and fleece banding for added warmth and insulation for when the temps really start to drop this winter. It’s one of Coal’s best sellers of the season, and from what we can tell, that’s for really, really good reason. $35
Patagonia Brodeo Beanie
We’re suckers for classic styling and quality, and that’s exactly why Patagonia’s popular Brodeo Beanie makes our list. Made from an insulated and incredibly comfortable blend of wool and nylon, this beanie is the beanie you’ve been searching for if staying warm is the name of your game. Additionally, the 2.5-inch rib-knit cuffs fit snuggly and comfortably around the ears in order to ensure that heat stays in and frigid cold stays out. That is what it’s all about, after all. No? $24