Famous Beanies in Pop Culture

  1. Where’s Waldo’s Striped Beanie
  2. Harry’s Beanie in Home Alone
  3. Linus’s Winter Hat in A Charlie Brown Christmas
  4. Michael’s Beanie in Elf
  5. Cartman’s Beanie in South Park
  6. B. Rabbit’s Beanie in 8 Mile
  7. Ben’s Winter Hat in The Mountain Between Us
  8. Susie’s Beanie in The Lovely Bones
  9. Jay’s Beanie in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  10. Ree’s Beanie in Winter’s Bone
  11. Louise’s Bunny Hat in Bob’s Burgers
  12. Curtis’s Beanie in Snowpiercer
  13. Julia’s White Beanie in The Preacher’s Wife
  14. Santa’s Beanie in The Santa Clause
  15. Meg’s Beanie in Family Guy
  16. Annie Wilkes’s Winter Hat in Misery
  17. Jimbo’s Beanie in The Simpsons
  18. Leon’s Hat in Léon: The Professional

You’ll see lists of famous hats all over the internet. These lists usually include the fedora worn by Freddy Kreuger, the logo baseball caps in Wayne’s World, and the many sun hats worn by Audrey Hepburn. Now where’s the love for iconic beanies?!

Beanies are more than just cool gear for hipsters. These knit hats are great for chilly winter weather, so pull one on your head to keep your ears nice and toasty. These famous characters show you how it’s done!

Do you need style inspiration? Take a look at the best beanies found in pop culture!

1. Where’s Waldo’s Striped Beanie

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Let’s kick off this list with the O.G. hipster – the titular character in Where’s Waldo? Waldo wears a striped sweater, messenger bag, and a matching beanie with a pom pom on top, so he’s 100% ready to pretentiously work on his laptop at an indie coffee shop. If you can find him, you can steal his look for yourself this winter!

2. Harry’s Beanie in Home Alone

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Kevin McCallister’s pom pom beanie is a close second, but we got to tip our hat to Harry’s (Joe Pesci) beanie in Home Alone. As half of the Wet Bandits, Harry’s hat is perfectly sinister. This simple black beanie ends up getting burned by a blowtorch and covered in a bunch of feathers while Kevin’s protecting his home. As a result, it ends up looking like a fleece headband by the end of the movie!

3. Linus’s Winter Hat in A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a holiday staple. The Peanuts try to find the deeper meaning of Christmas, all while wearing different types of hats. Charlie Brown’s newsboy cap is stylish and Snoopy’s Santa hat is classic, but Linus is the real winner with his cozy beanie and blanket.

4. Michael’s Beanie in Elf

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Buddy’s main food groups may be candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. However, it’s Michael’s Nike beanie that’s the sweetest thing in Elf! His Nike branded beanie has a brim and is worn backwards the way any cool 12-year-old would be expected to wear it. You got to give him style points for rocking this iconic beanie!

5. Cartman’s Beanie in South Park

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Go down to South Park to have yourself a time! This Comedy Central favorite has 24 seasons under its belt, and it’s only getting funnier with every new episode. Stan’s hat is awesome, but the real standout is Eric Cartman’s beanie. It’s no wonder he was ranked the #1 character in the show according to a poll by IMDB!

6. B. Rabbit’s Beanie in 8 Mile

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You better lose yourself in 8 Mile, a 00’s classic starring the real Slim Shady in his prime. Eminem’s character in the film, Jimmy “B. Rabbit” Smith, lives in chilly Detroit where the winters get as cold as 15°F or colder at night. Good thing he has that cozy gray beanie hat!

7. Ben’s Winter Hat in The Mountain Between Us

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A man and woman stranded after a plane crash need to do everything they can to survive. That’s the premise behind The Mountain Between Us, an underseen film starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. If you’re going to be stuck on a snowy mountain, you need a beanie that can withstand the elements. Ben’s fleece beanie kept him toasty in the brutal cold.

8. Susie’s Beanie in The Lovely Bones

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Based on the bestselling novel by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones has dark subject matter that isn’t for the faint-at-heart. In the film, Susie Salmon (played by Saoirse Ronan) wears a childlike beanie hat, complete with braided strings, stripes, and a pom pom on top. The movie may not be as good as the book, but this hat is still a standout.

9. Jay’s Beanie in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Have you been loitering outside of a convenience store lately? If so, you may have run into Jay and Silent Bob! The dynamic duo both wear iconic hats, but Jay has the comfy knit beanie. It gets pretty cold in New Jersey, and since he spends a lot of time outside leaning on walls, it’s a good thing he has a warm hat!

10. Ree’s Beanie in Winter’s Bone

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Before she became famous for The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for an Oscar for her role in this dark drama. In Winter’s Bone, her character, Ree, is tough-as-nails, which makes her cute beanie an unexpected fashion choice in the chilly mountain air of the Ozarks.

11. Louise’s Bunny Hat in Bob’s Burgers

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Louise’s bunny hat is perhaps the most unique of the famous beanies on this list. Her hat makes her seem like a cute, innocent kid, but underneath those bunny ears is a troublemaker just waiting to wreak havoc! Louise is the only member of the Belcher family to have such a cool hat.

12. Curtis’s Beanie in Snowpiercer

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Before he was Captain America, Chris Evans starred in the underrated thriller Snowpiercer. The train in the film circles the world after an ice apocalypse, so everyone needs to dress nice and warm. The rugged fold beanie on Curtis’s head is perfect for him. He’s a blue-collar leader who leads a revolt from the chilly back half of the train to the even chillier front half.

13. Julia’s White Beanie in The Preacher’s Wife

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The late, great Whitney Houston starred in this 90’s comedy about an angel that comes to Earth to help a preacher. In the film, her character, Julia, wears an ethereal white beanie that perfectly fits her snow angel of a character. This hat is on full display during the famous ice skating scene!

14. Santa’s Beanie in The Santa Clause

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Here comes Santa Claus! This classic family-friendly comedy stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, a man who unexpectedly finds himself working as St. Nick one year. As he slowly turns into the holly, jolly big guy, Scott can be seen wearing all kinds of seasonal clothing, including this iconic beanie. It has all the festive colors of the holiday season!

15. Meg’s Beanie in Family Guy

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Poor Meg. As the punching bag in Family Guy, she doesn’t get a lot of chances to be a greatest list. So let’s pay homage to her pink hat – one of the best beanies in pop culture! Meg loves her hat so much, she got one exactly like it for Christmas one year. There also may or may not be an evil creature living underneath.

16. Annie Wilkes’s Winter Hat in Misery

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Annie Wilkes, legendarily played by Kathy Bates, is easily one of the most insane characters in movie history. Her oversized beanie matches all that crazy energy. She doesn’t wear it often in the movie, but when she does, it seems kind of off – just like Annie Wilkes herself. You only need to watch the famous “hobbling scene” to know this lady is off her rocker!

17. Jimbo’s Beanie in The Simpsons

The Simpsons has been on the air for over 30 years, and while none of the main family wear hats (unless you count Marge’s epic hairdo), a few of their minor characters have cool hats including Cowboy Bob, the bus driver Otto, and Jimbo Jones, the vicious school bully at Springfield Elementary. His purple beanie pairs especially well with his skull t-shirt.

18. Léon’s Hat in Léon: The Professional

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Léon: The Professional is an underappreciated gem starring a young Natalie Portman. In this gritty crime drama, Léon and his protegee, Mathilda, both wear wool beanies as they do their ruthless work as hired assassins. His cool look is completed with nice jackets and round sunglasses.

Honorable Mentions

  • Harry’s (Jeff Daniels) goofy beanie hat in Dumb and Dumber
  • Jamie’s (Amy Smart) red beanie in Just Friends
  • Noelle’s (Anna Kendrick) slouchy beanie in Noelle
  • Edd’s black beanie in Ed, Edd, and Eddy
  • Isabel’s (Julia Roberts) striped beanie in Stepmom

Final Thoughts

The most interesting thing about this list of famous beanies is that they reflect the personality of the wearers. For instance, Annie Wilkes is crazy and hides underneath an extra large hat that looks unsettling at first glance. In The Lovely Bones, Susie Salmon is supposed to seem innocent, and thus wears a childlike beanie with strings and poms.

Your beanie can also be a reflection of your personality! Get it customized with a funny quote, your name, a logo, or a cute clipart image. Quality Logo Products® can help make it happen! Who knows? Maybe your beanie will be on the list of iconic hats!

References

Current Results. Detroit Average Temperatures: Averages By Month. Retrieved from, https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Michigan/Places/detroit-temperatures-by-month-average.php

IMDB. Poll: Favorite “South Park” Character. Retrieved from, https://www.imdb.com/

About the author

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over four years of experience in the industry. She is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products and has had work published for the Promotional Products Association International and the Advertising Specialty Institute.