Here are some cool beanies for men in an assortment of materials, some of which are recycled and eco-friendly, and all are vegan. I found a number of great styles made from fabric blends that will keep your head warm in the winter, without the itchiness of wool. Plus, some that are great for warm weather too – they’ll keep your head cool while protecting it from the sun.
The best beanies for men look great while being made with eco-friendly materials, such as hemp, organic cotton, and recycled polyester. So, whether you’re looking for a slouchy hat, a fitted skully, a ski hat, or a longshoreman-style knit cap, you’ll find some great options here.
Based 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
This cool, heather gray beanie has a gold guitar emblazoned on the front. It’s made with an organic cotton and recycled polyester blend fabric. The guitar is printed with a non-toxic, water-based ink. It’s made in the USA in Florida.
Based 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.
Be sure to visit Hemp4Life’s Etsy shop to see more of their designs.
Available colors: black, dark gray, light gray, and navy blue
Lightweight 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
This cool skullcap is handmade with 100% cotton. It has a subtle brim for a little extra, understated style.
Patagonia 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
Available in multiple color combinations
Available colors: red, brown, black, gray, royal blue, navy blue, hot pink, and green
Patagonia’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
Patagonia’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
Available colors: black, gray, mustard, and red
Available colors: black, charcoal gray, striped multi, green, blue, purple, and burgundy red
United 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.
Another great eco-friendly hat, this classic mariner’s cap is made with 100% recycled polyester. Your purchase will help to remove one pound of trash from the world’s oceans, riverways, and lakes.
Available colors: brown, navy, green, and red
Another classic, longshoreman-style beanie, this cap is from the North Face and it’s made with 100% synthetic, vegan-friendly materials.
Available colors: black, charcoal gray, olive green, red, navy blue, white, burgundy red
A 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
For 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
If 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
This cap is made with a vegan-friendly stretch fabric blend that’s made with acrylic, polyester, and cocona coconut fiber.
Available colors: black, red, gray, light olive
Available colors: black, brown, and gray
For 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