Our Guide to the Coziest Men’s Beanies of the Season

winter beanie

We’ve got a shopping guide to the best men’s beanies to help you get your winter accessories in order. Along with dependable winter boots and the right winter jacket, a great beanie can serve a dual purpose — we’re talking both style and function. The best winter beanies can keep you warm during a snowstorm and add a dash of personality to even the most laid-back of weekend outfits.

Columbiaknit Marled Knitted Cap – $17

Columbiaknit Marled Knitted Cap best mens beanies

For just under $20, you get a versatile knitted cap to pair with your favorite charcoal or plaid scarf, which will blend in nicely. This Marled Knitted Cap from Columbiaknit is made in Portland, Oregon, so it delivers when it comes to timeless, long-lasting quality season after season.

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Upstate Stock Melange Rag Wool Beanie – $32

Upstate Stock Melange Rag Wool Beanie

Constructed with durable ragg wool, this beanie from Upstate Stock is a great option for the outdoorsy guy who needs a cap that’s built to last. The double-layered fabric wicks moisture and insulates heat all while resisting wear from tree branches, heavy snowfall, or whatever else life throws your way.

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Club Monaco Soft Wool Beanie – $69.50

Club Monaco Soft Wool Beanie

Club Monaco gets in on the winter accessories game with a pleasantly soft wool beanie (as the name implies) that would pair nicely with a navy topcoat and slim, dark denim for a casual weekend stroll.

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Finisterre Fisherman Beanie – $40

Finisterre Fisherman Beanie

Are you looking for a more rustic, classic style? The Finisterre Fisherman Beanie is the height of throwback cool — a striking red beanie that would work well as a stocking stuffer  … or as a gift for yourself. (If you need more stocking stuffer ideas, check out our guide.)

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Smartwool Merino 250 Cuffed Beanie – $28

Smartwool Merino 250 Cuffed Beanie

For those in search of a truly warm hat, look no further than the Smartwool Merino 250 Cuffed Beanie. Constructed with lush Merino wool, this sleek cap deploys an interlock-knit design to trap heat and keep your cranium feeling toasty. Pick your favorite from an assortment of different colors.

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Patagonia’s Fisherman Beanie – $29

patagonia fisherman beanie

The fisherman-inspired cap from Patagonia is about as traditional as it gets, featuring a durable polyester fabric in a classic rib design. The beanie layers easily with ski or climbing helmets and fits snugly on the head. Plus, it’s guaranteed to be totally itch-free.

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Outerknown Layover Beanie – $70

Outerknown's 'Layover' beanie

Built from an alpaca and organic cotton blend, the Layover Mélange beanie from Outerknown makes an elegant compliment for any winter outfit. The hat is breathable, hypoallergenic, and, most importantly, incredibly insulating.

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Dockers Donegal Beanie – $28

Dockers Donegal Beanie

This soft, thick cap from Dockers is perfect for the cold days of winter. Constructed with a warm wool blend, the Donegal beanie features a tight-knit design and a subtle pattern of delicate snowflakes against the black fabric.

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The North Face ‘Salty Dog’ Beanie – $25

The North Face Salty Dog Beanie

For a looser feel, try out the Salty Dog beanie from North Face. This hat draws inspiration from a classic dockworker’s cap and features a stylish, relaxed design. In spite of its fashion-forward construction, the beanie is still practical and retains heat well.

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Alps & Meters Classic Pom Hat – $85

Alps & Meters Classic Pom Hat

Made from 100-percent lamb’s wool, the Pom Hat from Alps & Meters is a whimsical take on the beanie. The cap hearkens back to the olden days of alpine skiing, but with enhanced performance features that make it a standout winter essential.

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Wigwam Infinity Hat – $22

Wigwam Infinity Hat

The quirky Infinity Hat from Wigwam is a charming alternative to the more high-performance beanies on this list. While the cap will definitely keep you feeling cozy, it’s really all about the attractive zebra pattern and playful pom-pom topper.

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Article originally published by Christopher Blomquist on January 14, 2016. Last updated by Beau Hayhoe and Cody Gohl on December 13, 2017.