Our Top 10 Knitted Hoodie brands for 2022
Knitted hoodies are quickly becoming the go-to garment for everyone, whether they are celebrities or people going to the grocery store. They are comfy, stylish, lightweight, and breathable, making them perfect for just about any occasion. You can dress them up or dress them down; wear them as a standalone piece or layered underneath a blazer.
For a little bit of background, garments can be knit or they can be woven. T-shirts, hoodies, and sweaters are typically knit, while jeans and suits are typically woven. To make a knit garment, you use one continuous fiber, whether it be wool, cotton, or something else, and loop it over and over. The result is a garment that is soft and stretchy. This is why this technique is used to make hoodies, as it creates a garment that is less structured and more loose.
Check out our favorite brands that are embracing the knit hoodie trend and giving some of the best garments for 2022.
Perfect for: Running errands
How it’s made: Merino wool in a fine waffle stitch
ALLSAINTS continues to provide effortlessly classic staple pieces made from high quality materials. The waffle stitch creates a great textured pattern in the garment that puts a nice twist on a basic piece. Although more expensive than some other brands on the list, ALLSAINTS is an investment piece that will always be in style. When you take great care of a garment, it can last a lifetime.
Merino wool is one of the best fabrics to use when making knitwear, as it provides structure and warmth while remaining comfortable. Merino wool comes from Merino sheep, and is famous because it is thinner and softer than regular wool. It helps regulate body temperature and cancels out odors, making it one of the best performance materials out there.
Perfect for: Lounging
How it’s made: Boucle yarn with kangaroo pocket, full zip
SKIMS was originally all about shapewear, but we love what they’ve done in the knit department. If you’re looking for a piece that you’ll never want to take off, we’ve found it. This full zip knit hoodie made with boucle yarn will make you look effortlessly chic while you are lounging or doing chores. Comfortable and breathable, we love what SKIMS is bringing to the table.
SKIMS has a variety of knit hoodies in a variety of colors, so there is something for everyone. They are size inclusive, which we think is very important in any brand. Whether you want a pullover or a zip-up, SKIMS has it all.
Perfect for: Travel
How it’s made: Recycled cashmere and merino yarn
This lightweight cashmere and merino hoodie is one of our favorite travel pieces. It is comfortable and classy and will keep you warm on planes or trains while you are getting to your next destination. If you don’t want to compromise style while you maintain comfort, then Madewell has you covered.
Madewell has a variety of knits, from cardigans, and jackets. Many pieces are made from a combination of cashmere and merino yarn, which makes one of the best quality garments you can find anywhere. Not only will it be impeccably soft, but it will be sturdy and keep you warm as you’re traveling.
Perfect for: Outdoor runs
How it’s made: Touch of cashmere and a loose fit
Lulu has been making fantastic athleisure clothing for years now, and their knit hoodies are no different. We love these hoodies for outdoor runs when the weather is cold because of their loose fit that won’t restrict movement. They are also great for morning yoga classes. If you need a knit hoodie that you aren’t afraid to move in, head to Lululemon.
These can be paired with any performance legging to complete the outfit. You’ll certainly be eye-catching as you run.
5. Old Navy
Perfect for: Best budget option
How it’s made: Rib knit, henley neck
Old Navy consistently puts out high quality garments at a budget friendly cost. We love their knit hoodies because they are oversized, come in sizes up to a 4X, and are flattering on any body type. The knitted hoodies at Old Navy start at only $20 for mens and womens, making this affordable for almost anyone. We love that you can buy affordable fashion and not compromise on style and comfort.
If you want a knit hoodie that won’t break the bank, go to your local Old Navy and grab one for every day of the week, because we know you won’t ever want to take it off.
Perfect for: Working in the rain
How it’s made: Water repellent, rib-knit
What was once a name only known by construction experts is now a global fashion brand making durable, excellent pieces for anyone. We love Carhartt’s versatility and functionality. These sweatshirts are perfect for anyone that needs to stay warm or is working in the rain. They come in both regular and tall, with sizes up to a 5X. This heavyweight hoodie will keep you dry and is worth every penny.
Carhartt is renowned for having a performance fabric like no other. We are consistently impressed by the quality and feel of these pieces. Durable but still movable, you can’t go wrong with a Carhartt.
Perfect for: Sleeping in style
How it’s made: lightweight, V-neck
If you want to stay stylish all night long, we think you should head to SOMA. Known for their high quality intimates, they also sell unbelievably soft sleepwear that will make you want to stay in bed all day long. Simple and casual, we love everything SOMA has to offer.
You won’t have to worry about getting cold during the night in these lightweight pieces. Also perfect for lounging around the house, we think you’ll wear these year round.
Perfect for: High-fashion luxury
How it’s made: 100% cashmere
We know it’s not for everyone, but we think Vince is a brand to seriously consider when investing in a knitted hoodie. Originally from California, Vince is known for understated luxury. These 100% cashmere knitted hoodies will impress just about anyone. Lightweight, fitted, and an everyday essential, you will feel like a movie star in these garments.
9. Rag & Bone
Perfect for: Eco-friendly finds
How it’s made: Recycled poly and wool mixed with cotton
It is important to stay eco-friendly in the world of fast fashion. We know it’s not always possible, but we love brands that are incorporating recycled materials into their work. Rag & Bone is a luxury brand that is doing just that. You’d never know these garments are made from recycled materials. Soft and durable, these knitted hoodies are one of our favorites.
These garments are hand knit and designed specifically for breathability and comfort.
Perfect for: Projects
How it’s made: Cotton
You can buy a Gildan hoodie at any craft store or supermarket, but that’s why we love the brand. Easily accessible, they are a staple for activewear and come at a very low cost. We have used these hoodies while painting, moving, and working, and they have never let us down.
Gildan also works with sustainability in mind, so you can be confident that you are making an impact when shopping with them.
Knitted hoodies in a nutshell
We made this guide so you had a comprehensive list of brands to look out for when shopping for knitted hoodies in 2022. Items on this list range from $5 to $500, are made for men and women, and are perfect for comfort or utility. Not all knitted hoodies are made equal, but there is always something for everyone.
What is your favorite knitted hoodie brand? We’d love to hear from you! Comment below or send us a message about your go to garment.