There’s not a person in the world who can’t pull off a beanie. Truly! And hats can sometimes be difficult to wear. Baseball caps or straw hats or, gulp, fedoras don’t always work on everyone. (And, honestly, that might be for the best.) But a beanie is much more than a hat. The cozy, stretchy knit cap works with different fashion senses and different hair types without ever looking out of place. It can be something that’s just a stylish accessory, armor for covering up a bad hair day, or an actual functional accessory for when it’s cold out. Here are a few of our favorite beanies to get you started.
Urban Outfitters Fruit Icon Beanie
Hats are meant to be fun, and that’s not just limited to printed baseball caps. (Although we love those, too.) Lean into the whimsy with an inexpensive option that has a fruit bunch embroidered on it.
Adidas Originals Trefoil Beanie
A sherbet-pink hat is unexpected, and an easy way to add color. Adidas has been making these hats forever, so you expect the same level of quality you’ve always gotten. At $22, you can grab a whole bunch for winter.
Nike Sportswear ACG Beanie
Nike ACG is rooted in the function-first outdoors, but it doesn’t close its eyes to the fashion world, either. This orange is certainly a move, but it’s pretty easy to wear on a simple beanie silhouette. Its tough ribbing is good for shielding chill, too.
Stussy SU19 Basic Cuff Beanie
A well-timed street style-approved beanie is an easy addition to a (relative) minimalist’s style. If pink and orange are too far out of your color comfort zone, a light teal is bright, but more aligned to fit with a low-color wardrobe.
Barbour Lowerfell Donegal Beanie
For the aspiring beanie guy who just needs something easy and solid quality, Barbour—you know, the one that makes sturdy outdoor jackets—brings its expertise to an equally sturdy beanie.
The Workers Club Ribbed Merino Wool Beanie
When in doubt, just go with a classic stretch knit. The Workers Club aims to make clothes that don’t fall apart after a single season, and you can bet this thick wool one will keep up for years to come.
Drake’s Cable-Knit Beanie
A dark green hue adds a little color without clashing with any of your fall or winter coats. This thick cable-knit was made in Scotland and it looks… exactly like it was made in Scotland. It feels warm and looks cool.
Acne Studios Pansy N Face Beanie
Acne Studios Acne’s oversized cuff and straight-faced motif add just a little playfulness. This seasonless favorite is quippy without being cheesy. If ever there were an appropriate time for neon green, this is it.
Missoni Space-Dyed Wool-Blend Beanie
For a hint of that Missoni vibe without going totally over the top, this black, white, and gray wool beanie has more life than the standard single-color variety—but it won’t clash with any outfit you pair it with.
Hugo Boss Ribbed Cashmere Beanie
Cashmere hats? Cashmere hats! If you find wools to be too itchy for you—or you just want a luxe upgrade—there’s no superior fabric to wear than cashmere. It keeps you warm without suffocating your scalp.
Tom Ford Cashmere Ribbed Beanie
Like we said, cashmere beanie. Tom Ford brings his expert design to the simple accessory and makes it as high-end as a ribbed beanie could possibly get. Light gray is a cool way to go, too.