Winter is coming, which means it's high time to prepare your arsenal of cold weather essentials. Top of the list? A beanie, of course. Whether you're braving the great outdoors or wizzing around the city, a beanie is a must-have – so you'll want to invest wisely. The best beanies for men offer warmth and cosiness without sacrificing style. Choose high quality fabrics that will stand the test of time and versatile designs that will work with the rest of your winter wardrobe. Below are some of our top picks worth adding to your rotation.

Best beanies for men

Luca Faloni Chunky Knit Cashmere Beanie

Italian menswear label Luca Faloni knows cashmere, making it the perfect go-to for a cashmere beanie that's as warm and cosy as it is stylish. Knitted in Northern Italy using 100% four-ply cashmere from the prestigious Cariaggi Fine Yarns Collection, this men's beanie is the ultimate cold weather companion.

Aurélien Cashwool Extrafine Merino Hat

Handcrafted in Italy from Aurélien's specially developed Cashwool, an exceptionally fine fibre sourced from selected Merino sheep bred in Australia, this beanie epitomises luxury. It's available in 14 plain colours, so choose wisely (or stock up on a few).

Campbell Cole Park Beanie

Campbell Cole is an independent British brand that creates timeless accessories for those who share an appreciation for the confidently understated. This classic beanie is knitted in Scotland from a luxurious blend of merino lambswool and certified angora. It's minimalist yet bold, just the thing to inject some character into your wardrobe.

Uniform Standard Short Merino Wool Rib Beanie

This ribbed unisex beanie from Uniform Standard is a sustainable accessory purchase that you can feel good about. It's knitted from super-soft, super-fine mulesing-free lambswool that's selected for its ethical integrity and traceability.

Brava Fabrics Porto Beanie

Brava Fabrics' Porto Beanie is a simple, unfussy design that will complement your casual everyday attire. It's made from 100% mulesing-free Merino wool and a tree is planted for each one purchased. A win for the planet and a win for your wardrobe.

Myrqvist Navy Cashmere Hat

Crafted in Italy from a blend of cashmere and Merino wool, this elegant men's beanie from Swedish label Myrqvist is a total treat to wear. Team it with anything from jeans and a jumper to skiwear.

Forét Fir Beanie

Here, Danish label Forét sticks to what it does best – high-quality, sustainably made outdoor essentials. The Fir Beanie is made from a recycled wool blend, and features contrasting hues and cosy ribbing. Perfect for a wintry stroll through the woods.

ISTO. Beanie

In our opinion, the best beanies for men are classic and versatile - like this simple yet ultra-wearable style from Portuguese label ISTO. It's made to last – crafted from 100% Merino wool – and available in three timeless hues.

Neutrale Wool Beanie

Neutrale's Wool Beanie is much like the rest of the Madrid-based brand's offering: understated and relaxed, guaranteed to become integral to your everyday wardrobe. It's unisex and available in statement-making aquamarine or subtle grey.

Heimat Jailhouse Mechanics Bobble Hat

Driven by its German heritage, Heimat creates knitted wool jumpers, beanies and accessories that are made to last. This woollen bobble hat is a contemporary take on a classic 1930s style. The jailhouse stripe recalls old-school sailing attire and will add a pop of colour to your everyday ensemble.

Escuyer Light Grey Ribbed Merino Beanie

Made in Portugal from 100% Italian Merino wool, this beanie from Belgian accessories label Escuyer is warm yet breathable, designed to keep you feeling toasty without overheating. Its simple, fuss-free design makes it perfect for everyday wear.

ASKET Black Ribbed Wool Beanie

You can't go wrong with a simple black beanie. This ribbed style from ASKET makes for the perfect addition to any outfit – from your everyday uniform of jeans and jumper to formal or business attire. The extra-fine merino will keep you warm on those bitterly cold days.

Carhartt WIP Stratus Low Hat

Masters of workwear Carhartt WIP have created this ultra versatile acrylic beanie that offers equal parts comfort and style. The bold 'Bonsai' hue provides the pop of colour that your winter wardrobe needs.

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