8 Ethical Knit Beanies We Love

Ethically knitted beanies clockwise from top Sheep Inc, Cotopaxi, Wool and the Gang, Eileen Fisher, Tentree, Ganni, Baabushka, PrAna

The weather this winter has been … unpredictable. Thanks for that, climate change! This year we’ve witnessed temperature fluctuations of 20+ degrees in less than 24 hours – if you’re in NYC you’ll know exactly which weekends I’m talking about. And if the meteorologists are right (big if, I know), then we’re headed for another cold spell this weekend. The good news? BEANIES!! While these chapeaus have become a four season style staple, they do in the colder months have the added function of keeping your head warm. Peruse the list below to see our top picks for ethically knitted beanies.

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Model wears GANNI graphic wool beanie

Ganni Graphic Wool Beanie

Copenhagen cool girl brand Ganni knows a thing or two about knitwear. Their wide assortment of beanies range from classic black-out beanies to loud statement makers like this one. Made from 80% certified post-consumer recycled wool and 20% polyamide, this patterned topper is sure to keep you feeling cozy and stylish.

Model wears Eileen Fisher cashmere blend beanie in plum

Eileen Fisher Cashmere Blend Beanie

Made from a blend of certified organic cotton and recycled cashmere, this hat is as luxurious as it is warm. The ribbed cuff can be styled folded or unfolded; switch from a street style vibe to a chic après-ski look with the turn of a hat.

Sheep Inc yellow merino wool beanie on model

Sheep Inc X Grace Mahary Beanie

Knitted from fine quality merino wool, Sheep Inc’s limited edition yellow and black beanie is part of the label’s collaboration with Grace Mahary. The carbon negative knitwear brand is donation 100% of profits from each beanie sold to Project Thsehigh (PjT), a non profit organisation providing solar energy to underserved communities around the world.

Model wears Baabushka reversible beanie in plum

Baabushka Reversible Beanie

Made from hand-dyed merino wool, this chunky beanie can be worn slouchy or snug. The knits are comprised of all renewable fibres. In its commitment to fair-trade employment, Baabushka employs artisanal Nepali women, to whom they pay competitive wages.

Model wears tentree women's sustainable beanie

TenTree Wool Kurt Beanie

This neutral toned, super soft beanie has a fabric composition is 39% recycled nylon, 30% recycled polyester, 29% wool, 2% spandex. Beyond fabric sourcing, Tentree’s sustainability strategy includes planting ten trees for every piece of apparel sold. Do your part for the forests and snag the perfect compliment to any outfit? Yes please!

Model wears Cotopaxi Alto beanie in red, fuschia, pink

Cotopaxi Alto Beanie

Remake named Cotopaxi as a sustainable business to support in 2023. The outdoor lifestyle brand, which describes its products as ‘gear for good’, is proof that sporty can be stylish. The Alto Beanie, made from 100% recycled materials, comes in a variety of color combinations, so whether you’re into this pink on pink or something more eclectic, they’ve got you covered.

Model wears PrAna Marin beanie

prAna Marin Beanie

Now on sale, the Marin Beanie comes with a fully fleece-lined interior that’s sure to keep you cozy. Crafted from recycled materials and topped off with a faux-fur pompom, this hat is the ultimate in nordic chic.

Model wears Wool and the Gang DIY knitted beanie

Wool and the Gang DIY Beanie

Looking to stay stylish and warm and brag about it? Make your own beanie! Wool and the Gang’s DIY beanie kits offer patterns, yarn and knitting needles, giving you everything you need to craft your own, truly one of a kind cap to sport year round.


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