What’s comfier than a fleece hat in the cold winter months? You know what they say, “when your head is warm, your body is warm.” Big winter hats in fleece stay snug to your head and protect your ears from the cold air. It’s like a blanket surrounding your head, except it’s socially acceptable to wear anywhere you want. It doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or girl, these hats are fashionable on anyone. They look great with long hair and they protect people with short hair (or no hair) from the elements, and now you can get big winter hats in larger sizes.
This style of hat, or knit cap, has been given many names over the years, from “toboggan”, “tuque”, to the most common name in the United States and Canada, the “beanie.” Knit hats were originally made of wool because that is the warm material we had to work with. Now we have fleece, which is made from polyester, but it sometimes goes by its trade name of Polartec or Polar Fleece. Fleece creates a comfortable layer of insulation by trapping air in the pockets between its fibers. This helps to warm air, created by your natural body heat, next to your body.
But where do fleece hats come from? Historically, since the 18th century, wool knit hats were worn by seamen, fishermen, hunters, and others that had to work outdoors in the cold for a living. Since then, not much has changed, because workers in those industries still wear wool (now fleece) knit hats in the northern regions of North America, Europe, Asia, and other cold regions of the world. The only thing that has changed is that everyone now wears fleece hats, and not just for outdoor work, but for every occasion.
The Big Hat Store carries big winter hats in fleece material in 3XL and 4XL sizes so that, if you have a large head, you don’t have to stretch regular-sized beanies over your head anymore. Our big winter hats are custom made with super soft fleece material for your comfort. They are also crushable (foldable, rollable) so that you can put them in your jacket pocket when you need it, especially to keep the cold snow off your head. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, skiing, skating, biking, hiking, walking, or watching outdoor events, our line of big fleece winter hats are perfect for cold outdoor weather protection.