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 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.

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.

Riley Studio Cloud Recycled Cashmere Beanie

Riley Studio is at the forefront of eco-friendly fashion, and this recycled cashmere beanie epitomises the brand's innovative approach. The recycled yarn offers the same quality as virgin cashmere, but with a much smaller carbon footprint. It's a win for the planet and a win for your wardrobe.

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.

Acne Studios Navy Logo Patch Wool Beanie

This super-soft beanie from Acne Studios is knitted from a thick ribbed wool designed to keep the heat in. The embroidered logo patch makes just the right amount of statement. Team it with a hoodie and for leather sneakers for an easy take on luxury sportswear.

Carhartt WIP Low Stratus Hat

Masters of workwear Carhartt WIP have created this ultra versatile beanie that offers equal parts comfort and style. The easy-to-wear cream colour will work with just about anything in your wardrobe.

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