Beanies are essential for keeping your head warm when it’s chilly. And many are just as cute as they are functional, helping you out when you’re having a bad hair day. To help you find your perfect match, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite beanies available in a range of styles, from ultra-cozy cable-knit options to slouchy cotton looks perfect for channeling surfer vibes. We’ve even included a beanie that can be worn with a ponytail, in case you like to keep your hair up. Check out all our top picks ahead, perfect for practically any cold or warm-weather activity.
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1. C.C. Beanie
C.C.’s cable-knit beanie is designed to be soft and not itchy. It can be worn either tall or down and relaxed.
Pros: The style can be stretched up to 13 inches wide to fit most head sizes.
Cons: The color may not be true to that seen in the picture.
2. Tough Headwear Cable Knit Beanie
These beanies are made from 100% acrylic yarn and are designed for a relaxed fit.
Pros: They are created to stretch so that they your head shape and are available in black and other neutral shades, such as army green, beige and grey.
Cons: These beanies are not suited for extremely harsh weather conditions because they are designed to be lightweight.
3. Funky Junque Ponytail Beanie
These beanies are 100% acrylic with an elastic closure and have an opening at the top, allowing your ponytail or another updo to shine without drawing static to your hair.
Pros: This hat provides the best of both worlds, letting you wear a head accessory while also allowing you to wear your hair up.
Cons: The accessory is not designed for frigid weather conditions.
4. Minus33 Merino Wool Beanie
These beanies are crafted from 100% merino wool and feature a fold-over detail on the opening of the hat. They have a double-fabric construction and are available in several colors, from neutral to bright hues.
Pros: These hats are sleek, compact and lightweight, making them a perfect travel accessory. The double fabric lining allows these beanies to provide additional warmth for colder climates.
Cons: They might fit on the snug side if you have a wider head.
5. Love Your Melon Speckled Beanie
These 100% cotton beanies are a cute addition to any look with their cuffed design and debossed patch.
Pros: For every beanie purchase, Love Your Melon donates 50% of its profits to the Love Your Melon Fund, which funds charities, especially initiatives for children and families battling cancer.
Cons: This may fit tight.
6. Joe's USA Koloa Surf Slouchy Beanie
If you’re on the hunt for a lightweight beanie, we’ve found your match — and it’s available in bright colors.
Pros: This beanie from Joe’s USA is slouchy and relaxed for a more laid-back look that won’t cause you to overheat in warmer weather.
Cons: It may not be as slouchy on larger heads.
7. Durio Knit Beanie
This knitted beanie provides soft warmth from its fleece lining and hand-knitted feel.
Pros: You can have a beanie to match every look with the four-pack options from Durio, providing a set of unique colors with an elasticated stretchy opening to fit every head.
Cons: These hats may feel more snug than slouchy.