32 Cool Beanies: Eco-Friendly, Recycled, Vegan & More

Cute Women's BeaniesCool Men's Beanies and Knit Hats

Whether it’s still cold where you live or the sun is starting to warm your skin, a cool beanie hat is the perfect accessory to top off any casual look. And there’s no need to have an itchy forehead anymore. Ditch the wool in favor of these eco-friendly and vegan materials, such as organic cotton, hemp, and recycled plastic. There are slouchies, knit ski caps, crochet hats, and more. You’ll be sure to find the right style to suit your needs.

These hats are split up into women’s and men’s styles. But far be it from me to gender stereotype! Check them all out to find the perfect one for you.

Women’s Beanies

1. Women’s Organic Cotton Slouchy Sun Hat

Women’s Organic Cotton Slouchy Sun HatBased in Osaka, Japan, Charm is a family-run business that hand makes a variety of cute vegan beanies for women and men. This style is made with 100% organic cotton, so it will be comfortable against your skin, with no itching. It has a subtly brim to protect your face from the sun. Plus, it’s reversible, so you get two hats in one.

Price: ~$25.99

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2. Women’s Lightweight Linen Slouchy Knit Hat

Women’s Lightweight Slouchy Knit Hat Made with LinenThis lightweight slouchy is also handmade by Charm in Japan. It’s 100% linen, so it’s lightweight and breathable, plus it’s comfortable enough to wear in warm weather and will protect your head from the sun. Like hemp and denim, linen gets softer with age and the more you wear it.

Price: ~$18.99

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3. Rouched Slouchy Knit Hat

Rouched Slouchy Knit HatFor a truly slouchy look, check out this slouchy by Charm. It has a scrunched rouched look and is made with a soft heather knit.

Available colors: black, khaki, navy blue, and gray

Price: ~$24.69

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4. SoulRole Organic Cotton Vegan Beanies

SoulRole Organic Cotton and Soy Spandex Knit CapSoulRole designs and hand makes ethical clothing in their workshop on the beautiful Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. All of their designs use organic and eco-friendly fabrics. You can see some of their eco-friendly hoodies here on UniGuide. And be sure to check out more of their sublime styles in their Etsy store.

This cute red hat is handmade with organic cotton and soy-based Spandex.

Price: ~$26.95

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5. Super Slouchy Organic Cotton Vegan Beanie

Super Slouchy Organic Cotton BeanieBring out your inner Smurf in this super slouchy organic cotton beanie by SoulRole. The fabric is luxuriously soft, with enough stretch to keep it comfortably on your head as you dance, fun around town, or engage in other fun activities.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$25.00

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6. Hemp and Cotton Crochet Slouchy

Hemp and Cotton Crochet SlouchyBased in Russia, Hemp4Life hand makes make a variety of comfortable, stylish clothes with eco-friendly hemp. The company’s founders, Alena and Sergey, says they are evangelists for the powerful properties of hemp as a sustainable material. And when you wear this cute hat, you will be too!

Their vegan beanies and slouchies are handmade with hemp and cotton knit, and it will get softer with age. It will keep your head warm in winter and cool in summer. Hemp is naturally resistant to ultraviolet light, which means the colors in the cap won’t fade easily, and the hat will protect your head form harmful UV rays. Be sure to visit Hemp4Life’s Etsy shop to see more of their unique designs.

You can see more style in my post on hemp hats.

Price: ~$21.90-$34.90

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7. Extra Wide Hemp Head Bands

Extra Wide Hemp Head BandsAnother style that’s not quite a beanie hat, but super cute, this extra-wide headband is a great way to keep your hair back with a little extra colorful flair. It’s made with a hemp cotton blend.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$21.90

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8. Crochet Hats by Natalia Yakimenko

Ladies Crochet HatNatalia Yakimenko handmakes her lovely crochet hats in the Ukraine with cotton yarn. Each hat is one-of-a-kind and made to order. Be sure to visit her Etsy store to see all of her creations.

Cute Crochet Beanie for WomenPrice: ~$43.00

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9. Acrylic Chunky Knit Hat

Acrylic Chunky Knit HatIf you’re a big fan of texture, you’ll love these chunky knit hats by Forever Andrea. There are a variety of styles and colors made with soft, vegan, non-wool acrylic yarn. Each hat is one-of-a-kind and made to order.

Available in multiple colors

Price: ~$23.99 – $29.00

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10. United by Blue Recycled Polyester Pom Pom Beanie

United by Blue Recycled Polyester Pom Pom BeanieThis cute pom pom cap is from United by Blue, a socially-conscious, mission-driven company that removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways with every product they sell. A cute hat and a great cause – what a great way to top off your look! This cuffed beanie hat is made with 100% recycled polyester.

Available in multiple colors.

Price: ~$38.00

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11. Burton Knit Ski Hat

Burton Knit Ski HatIf you like a little extra slouch with your ski hat, check out this knit hat by Burton. It’s made with 100% vegan-friendly acrylic knit.

Available colors: black, heather gray, rose, tan, forest green, moss green, olive green, pale orange, burgundy red

Price: ~$14.95

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12. Burton Waffle Knit Hat

Burton Waffle Knit HatHere’s another vegan-friendly knit hat by Burton. It’s warm enough for snow ball fights, and it fits close to the head. It’s made with 100% waffle knit acrylic and has a fold-up rim.

Available colors: teal and red

Price: ~$19.95

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13. Vegan Brimmed Beanie Hat

Vegan Brimmed Beanie HatFor a little extra styling on your beanie, check out this brimmed cap from Folie Co. It’s made with 100% acrylic. The visor brim measures 2.5”, giving you some extra protection from the cold wind and sun.

Available colors: charcoal, black, red, teal blue, rose

Price: ~$15.99

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14. Pussy Hats

Vegan Pussy HatsIn these political times, every gal should own at least one pussy hat. This cute style takes a colorful spin on the classic all pink hat. It’s made with vegan-friendly yarn. Check out more cute pussy hats on Etsy. (Though for my vegan friends, please read the products details, as many are made with wool.)

See you at the next march, Ladies!

Price: ~$10.00 – $35.00

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Men’s Beanies

15. Soul Role Organic Cotton and Hemp Beanie Hat

Soul Role Organic Cotton and Hemp Beanie HatBased on the beautiful Hamakua Coast in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, SoulRole handcrafts ethical clothing using organic, eco-friendly fabrics. You can see some of their eco-friendly hoodies here on UniGuide.

SoulRole makes a few different styles of stylish beanies for men, all in eco-friendly fabrics. Their heather hats are made with an organic cotton and hemp jersey blend, making them super soft to the touch and comfy enough to wear all day without being itchy.

Available colors: storm gray, light brown, red wine, stone blue, and forest green

Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Knit ColorsPrice: ~$24.95

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16. Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Slouchy Knit Hat

Men’s Organic Cotton and Hemp Slouchy Knit HatAnother cool style from SoulRole, this men’s slouch beanie is also handmade with naturally stretchy organic cotton and hemp blend fabric.

Price: ~$25.00

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17. Colorful Hemp and Cotton Handmade Crochet Beanie

Colorful Hemp and Cotton Handmade Crochet BeanieBased in Russia, Hemp4Life’s founders Alena and Sergey are evangelists for the powerful properties of hemp as a sustainable material, which can be used to make a wide variety of comfortable, stylish clothes. Hemp4Lifes’ beanies for men include cool, slouchy hats and skullies that are all handmade with hemp and cotton knits that gets softer with age. They’ll keep your head warm in winter and cool in summer. Plus, hemp is highly resistant to ultraviolet light, which means it won’t fade easily in the sunlight and it will protect your head form harmful UV rays.

Price: ~$21.90

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18. Men’s Linen Slouch Beanie

Men’s Linen Slouch BeanieThis cool and versatile vegan slouch hat is made with linen, cotton, and spandex.

Available colors: black, dark gray, light gray, and navy blue

Price: ~$25.62

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19. Men’s 100% Hemp Beanie

Men’s 100% Hemp BeanieLightweight enough to wear in summer, this open knit slouchy cap is handmade with 100% hemp yarn. Hemp is highly resistant to ultraviolet light, which makes it ideal for protecting your head from the sun.

Available colors: black, dark gray, light gray, and beige

Price: ~$22.99

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20. Brimmed Skully Hat

Brimmed Skully HatThis cool skullcap is handmade with 100% cotton. It has a subtle brim for a little extra, understated style.

Price: ~$17.61

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21. Patagonia 100% Recycled Polyester Knit Hat

Patagonia Men's 100% Recycled Polyester Knit HatPatagonia makes a variety of super high-quality and durable beanies for men. Their recycled polyester hats are soft and itch-free. Plus, they dry fast, making them perfect for intense powder days, cold-weather runs, or just bumming around town when you’re on the move. This mean’s sky hat is made with 100% recycled polyester.

Available in multiple color combinations

Price: ~$39.00

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22. Patagonia Rolled Fisherman’s Cap

Men's Fisherman's Hat, PatagoniaThis classic knit fisherman’s cap is made with an itch-free 96% recycled polyester and 4% spandex yarn, so it will comfortably stay snug on your head without getting too hot.

Available colors: red, brown, black, gray, royal blue, navy blue, hot pink, and green

Price: ~$29.00

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23. Patagonia Low-Volume Beanie

Patagonia Recycled Low-Volume BeaniePatagonia’s low-volume beanie will fit comfortable under a helmet and the 100% recycled polyester fabric is soft against your skin without the itch of wool. It’s also lightweight and stuffable, so it’s easy to pack. An all-around versatile cap for outdoor pursuits and hanging out in town.

Available in multiple patterns and color combos

Price: ~$39.00

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24. Recycled Fleece Sweater Cap

Men's Recycled Fleece Cap by PatagoniaPatagonia’s recycled fleece sweater cap is made with 100% recycled polyester. It’s dyed with a low-impact dying process that uses less energy and water compared to conventional dyeing methods. This cap is also Fair Trade Certified™.

Available in blue, gray, black, green, and wine heather

Price: ~$39.00

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25. Men’s Recycled Cotton Knit Hat

Men’s Recycled Cotton Knit HatThis classic ski hat by Coal is made with recycle cotton yarn.

Available colors: black, gray, mustard, and red

Price: ~$22.50 – $34.00

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26. Men’s Acrylic Slouch Beanie

Men’s Acrylic Slouch BeanieAnother style from Coal, this cap has a little extra room for slouch. It’s made with 100% acrylic yarn, which is a great cruelty-free alternative to wool that will still keep your head warm.

Available colors: black, charcoal gray, striped multi, green, blue, purple, and burgundy red

Price: ~$25.18

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27. United by Blue Socially Conscious 100% Recycled Ski Hat

United by Blue Socially Conscious 100% Recycled Ski HatUnited by Blue is a mission-driven, socially conscious company that removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways with every product they sell.

This cuffed ski hat is made with 100% recycled polyester.

Available in multiple colors.

Price: ~$38.00

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28. Burton Knit Hat

Burton Knit HatA classic ski hat with a little bit of slouch, this cap is made with 100% acrylic.

Available colors: black, heather gray, rose, tan, forest green, moss green, olive green, pale orange, burgundy red

Price: ~$24.99

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29. Men’s Slouch Beanie and Neck Warmer

Men’s Slouch Beanie and Neck WarmerFor cold days, check out this slouchy hat and neck warmer combo. It’s made with soft, stretchy polyester. The double-layer material is windproof, making it great for outdoors adventures.

Available colors: black, navy blue, brown, red, and light gray

Price: ~$14.99

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30. Men’s Vegan Brimmed Beanie

Men’s Vegan Brimmed BeanieIf you’re looking for a brimmed beanie made with vegan-friendly materials, check out this 100% acrylic style by Folie Co. The visor brim measures 2.5”, providing extra protection from the cold, wind, and sun.

Available colors: charcoal, black, red, teal blue, rose

Price: ~$15.99

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31. Carhartt Rolled Acrylic Beanie

Carhartt Rolled Acrylic Men's Black BeanieThis cap is made with a vegan-friendly stretch fabric blend that’s made with acrylic, polyester, and cocona coconut fiber.

Available colors: black, brown, and gray

Price: ~$14.95

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32. Double Layer Knit Slouchy Hat

Double Layer Knit Slouchy HatFor those cold days, check out this slouch hat made with a double layer of acrylic knit and fleece. It’s also windproof.

Available colors: black, gray

Price: ~$11.89 – $17.89

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