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Comfy Thin Beanie for Giant Head

Old 10-24-21, 04:29 PM
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Comfy Thin Beanie for Giant Head

All the beanies/skull caps I try on are way to tight on my head. Need something for 25-35 degrees. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-24-21, 04:42 PM
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I have a big head, not sure if it's giant. Anywho, my favorite lighter weight hats are the reversible ones from Smartwool, they cover the ears and fit under a helmet nicely - https://www.rei.com/product/191707/s...ersible-beanie
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Synthetic beanie
https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/motus-beanie

Wool beanie
https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/rho-ltw-beanie

Wool neck gaiter
https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/rho-ltw-neck-gaiter

A neck gaiter can be worn like a beanie with a vent. If you run hot, but need to cover your ears and forehead while allowing some heat to escape, that's the answer.
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Old 10-25-21, 05:54 AM
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I have one made from Alpaca. Can be hard to find but a very comfy alternative to regular wool. Also, if you truly have a giant head and can't get a fit, you might try fashioning something by cutting a leg off women's tights. They come in some really large sizes and a variety of fabrics.
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I wear an old firefighter's balaclava that I have from a past life. They are designed to be worn under a helmet. It is something like this one:

https://www.thefirestore.com/store/p...FPA-1971-2013/

You can get different models that include more shoulder coverage but I just go with the ones I have on hand. When the temperature is colder than your range I add in a Cold Avenger. Then heated goggles...
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Just ordered three of these on sale

https://www.jans.com/buff-lightweight-merino-wool-hat

but my head has normal circumference (if oddly shaped).
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I've had good luck with these. I use them on the bike and night running in 20s temps.

https://www.amazon.com/Helmet-Liner-...hopifytough-20

I also have a couple of their gaiters.

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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I have one made from Alpaca. Can be hard to find but a very comfy alternative to regular wool. Also, if you truly have a giant head and can't get a fit, you might try fashioning something by cutting a leg off women's tights. They come in some really large sizes and a variety of fabrics.
​​​​​​I have some socks made from alpaca. They're wonderful! I bet the stuff makes a great hat too?
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I wear a cheap cotton bandanna and pull it over my ears and it's actually fine down to 32 degrees which is my limit. If I warm up I just push it up over my ears. I may buy a merino wool one.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I have a big head, not sure if it's giant. Anywho, my favorite lighter weight hats are the reversible ones from Smartwool, they cover the ears and fit under a helmet nicely - https://www.rei.com/product/191707/s...ersible-beanie
was just gonna suggest that one too. I have three cuz I keep losing them & finding them again. quite versatile. this time of year I also start putting foam inserts in my bike helmet vents. not cold enough yet for the thicker knit hats
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