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Brimmed Merino Beanie

The First Lite Brimmed Beanie is constructed of one layer of mid weight super fine Merino wool. The Brimmed Beanie is just long enough to cover your ears on those frigid mornings but can be rolled up as the day wears on and the temperature goes up. We have sewn a small brim that is large enough to keep the sun out of your eyes or enable you to hide your eyes from game while small enough not interfere with your string on compound or traditional bows.



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  • 18.5 micron superfine Merino wool
  • Retains heat even when soaking wet
  • Odor resistant and deadly quiet
  •  2 layer 400gm interlock fabric
  •  Flexible brim
  •  Machine washable
  • Available in medium (regular domes) and large (huge melons)

Additional Information

Layering Position Accessory
Material 100% Merino Wool
Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl
Region Midwest, Northeast, Pacific northwest, BC/Alaska, Southwest, Intermountain/Rockies
Temperature 20F - 45F, 45F - 60F


Great waterfowl hat.Review by Derek
The longer bill of a regular hat blocks my view of circling birds unless you stare straight at them (a big no-no in waterfowl hunting), so I end up taking it off most of the time. This brimmed beanie was the perfect solution. The short bill on this cap is perfect for peaking up at working ducks and geese, and is just long enough to shade the eyes from the sun. After a long day in the field, it did start to itch where the corners of the bill meet my forehead. Other than that, it's warm, comfortable, and not too hot when the sun shines. the perfect waterfowl hat for me. (Posted on 3/21/2017)
Great for mildly cold daysReview by Gavin
Been a great beanie for Sept CO elk hunts where the nights/early morning might be in the 30s. It was so good in fact that I ended up with a few of them in various colors/patterns. They are a bit small so if you are one of those guys that have a fairly large head you are going to have some ear hanging out. FL should make a larger, heavier brother to this for truely colder hunts. Maybe in the 400 weight range like the springer vest or the old Labrador. (Posted on 3/18/2017)
Great Brimmed BeanieReview by Bohunr
Overall the head wear works great and even stretches over my big head of 7-3/4" (Posted on 3/17/2017)
Great BeanieReview by Joe
I own a Large in Pine. Color and material are consistent with other items FirstLite makes. Overall quality is very nice. Beanie fits my melon securely with room to spare, not to tight. Its nice and light on my head and keeps me warm even when wet. I wear this guy all the time. (Posted on 3/17/2017)
The All-Season-BeanieReview by MikeBoutin
This beanie is by far my most treasured piece of hunting apparel. It's been on everything from rainy early season elk hunts at +20 degrees, to late season whitetail hunts in the snowy West Kootenays. Comfortable, practical, and looks excellent. Highly recommended, as it will probably become your favorite go-to hat as well! (Posted on 3/16/2017)
Good Little HatReview by TBW
A good little hat. (Posted on 3/4/2017)
Good ProductReview by TBW
Large fits good on my 7-1/2" melon with a little room to spare. The weight should be good for those fall days when the weather isn't too hot or too cold. I got mine in the color I wanted from Amazon. (Posted on 2/26/2017)
Missing EarsReview by Spencer
Overall I was happy with the brimmed beanie, the only issue I had was the hat didn't cover my ear lobes, which left them out in the cold. I'd like to see the beanie extend down just a little further. (Posted on 1/16/2017)
Too Small Review by Augie A
Feels good initially then becomes too tight. It's going to be toughto keep this on without it digging in on my head. I wear a 7 1/2 new era baseball cap... (Posted on 11/8/2016)
Fit is a little smallReview by Ara
I have a 7 5/8" head. It is a little snug and doesn't cover my ears. Other than that it keeps my head at a nice temperature for the not so cold days. (Posted on 11/1/2016)
Ball Cap and Beanie HybridReview by Pickel
If like me, you're tired of wearing a beanie and having a tough time keeping the sun out of your eyes or wearing a ball cap that has no warmth and a bill that gets in the way of your bowstring. After using the brimmed beanie on midseason Georgia archery hunts I believe it to be the best of both worlds as it offers warmth and a brim that stays out of the way of my bowstring. The size L fit is slightly loose but I am often between sizes. Highly recommend for not only archery hunters but all types. (Posted on 10/20/2016)
Perfect BeanieReview by Joel
Well, I've used this beanie the past few seasons to keep my melon warm while keeping the sun out of my eyes as well. I have the hunter's orange version to let others know I'm out and about. The visor isn't as substantial as a ball cap, but it does its job and also allows me to wear my Oakley half-jackets comfortably. Fit seems fine to me and my noggin is bigger than most I guess (7 5/8" in an Army patrol cap). Washing is easy as well. I hand wash all my merino wool items and let them air dry. Still fits perfect. (Posted on 9/15/2016)
A beanie that should be in every pack!Review by Coloradohunterhiker
Small, packable, warm, useful piece of headware. Pretty simple, but most awesome gear is great! Doesn't interfere with shooting bow/rifle! Great dual piec of gear to keep you visible and warm. For a more in-depth review please feel free to visit: https://youtu.be/rTY1twWSRQM (Posted on 8/12/2016)
great productReview by Jim
I have used the brimmed beanie for everything from whitetail hunting to wearing it when it when I'm going out and I need something to keep my noggin warm. I'm not one for style, its got to function for what I need it for and it keeps my head warm in the treestand and offers enough of a brim to keep glare out of my eyes. Paired with the wind river balaclava its a go to for whitetail deer hunting. (Posted on 8/8/2016)
Favorite beanieReview by Stefan
I ordered a large because I usually have issues with the sizing on hats. It fits perfect. I love this thing I will be ordering another for daily usage so the camo stays in it own bag. Fusion is the best camo I have ever owned. Keep it up First Lite. (Posted on 7/17/2016)
Great beanieReview by Jared
If you need/want a brimmed beanie then this is it! I have had a chance to use this beanie for both cold mornings upland hunting as well as working outside with a few showers. It has worked excellent and never felt too warm. (Posted on 5/11/2016)
Nifty little beanieReview by DialedInHunter
I wasn't sure I was going to like this right when I got it, but I gotta say after using it for quite a while, this beanie is awesome. I love to wear this over my chama hood with the wind river balaclava under the hood. Great combo for warmth while glassing. I have also slept in this for more warmth and it worked great. The little brim is just enough to aid in blocking sunlight while looking through your binoculars. Winner in my book! (Posted on 5/5/2016)
Versatile HatReview by Clint
Works great in any weather. I just pull it down over my ears when it gets cold. I wear a 7 1/2 hat and it fits great. Im sure it would work for someone a little smaller or bigger as well. The brim is great for bowhunting. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
love the brimmed beanieReview by lucian
its my go to almost year round. wish it was a little larger to cover my ears.. all and all still great (Posted on 4/11/2016)
Great HatReview by N. Hedrick
this hat fits me fine (7 1/4 fitted hat size). The brim is nice, just long enough. Overall good hat. The older style seemed to be a bit heavier which I liked more, but this is still a solid hat. (Posted on 4/9/2016)
Great for all outingsReview by Sean
The brim on this is great and not too big. I preferred the fit after its first wash. Great wear it from early fall to late spring and sometimes just around the house. (Posted on 4/8/2016)
Great fitReview by Jason
The brimmed beanie fit great and keeps my head and ears covered and warm. Not too awesome it can be worn in the hotter temperatures though. Great having the brim to nock down the glare from the sun. (Posted on 3/15/2016)
First lite products ar amazingReview by Jason
I have purchased the brimmed beanie and it is on its way. Haven't received it yet, but if it is like the other first lite products I have then it's going to preform above the rest. 5 star rating for consistent amazement from first lite (Posted on 1/16/2016)
Cold EarsReview by GunnyGoes
I love the wool, I love the brim and the idea of it coming in several color options- I thought I would buy more than one. I've wanted brimmed hat for awhile and thought this would fit the bill. However, I have the opposite problem from most of the reviews- an extra small head an this still doesn't cover my ears. I was able to take it in enough in the back to stay on- but it still lacks enough depth to cover my ears. Sad day. (Posted on 7/18/2015)
I want to like this hat...Review by mtgreenheads
Sure like the design, just doesn't fit! Wayyyyy too small, have mentioned it several times. If they make a bigger size, it's a winner. (Posted on 6/11/2015)
Size issuesReview by Redford
It appears this hat only fits the cast of meat eater. It's way too big for me and still doesn't cover my ears. Too bad cuz it looks awesome. I Think I will be finding a dealer and trying things from first light on from here on out. Maybe multiple sizes would be a better option in the future. (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Small sizingReview by Timberwolf
Attire should be available in sizes for large outdoorsmen. Not all of us are munchkins. (Posted on 1/31/2015)
SizingReview by Kyle
Great quality and materials. Bummed about the fit. I wear 7 1/2 baseball cap and this beanie doesn't even come close to covering my ears. When pulled tightly over my head, at best covers the top quarter of my ear. I understand that a beanie doesn't cover ears completely but damn. I'm out $52 after shipping. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
Excellent hat!Review by Hassan
I use this beanie for everything from the duck blind to big game. My only complaint is that as of this writing I can't get another one as the color I want is out of stock! (Posted on 12/4/2014)
Great hatReview by Erik
Very good for active hunting. The material is fairly thin and perfect for cool mornings but probably too light as stand-alone head wear for serious cold weather The brim provides just enough shade. The hunter orange color is not a true blaze. Wish it came in blaze orange to meet state requirements. (Posted on 11/13/2014)
Too SmallReview by Jason
Wish it was bigger. My huge noggin' stretched this hat out and made the bill dig into my forehead uncomfortably. Wish i wouldn't have wasted my money. (Posted on 11/8/2014)
sizeReview by Jarrod
I wear a 7 1/4 profit hat and figured this would fit snug but it actually felt loose and wouldn't cover my ears at all... which I kind of expect from a beanie. Kind of a weird fitting hat. (Posted on 10/22/2014)
My Favorite HatReview by Charlie's Dad
This is by far my favorite hunting hat - so much so that I own 4 of them for various seasons/uses. It breathes very well, so I wear it during mornings and evenings in the fall and spring. It also holds plenty of heat, so I wear it 24/7 when it's colder. It's warm, comfortable, the brim is sized right, and it's even great to sleep in when temps drop. My one complaint was that it's not available in hunter's orange, but that's no longer true, so it's 5 stars all the way for me! (Posted on 10/1/2014)
Please go back to the old designReview by Brad
I loved this hat and wore it out over the course of years of abuse, but when I bought two new ones they had changed the design. The fit and material thickness on the new design is way worse. I can explain how much better the old design was, it was literally my favorite hat for almost any situation, please please go back to the old design.
(Posted on 8/24/2014)
Great CapReview by Nik
Hat fits well, brim provides just enough eye relief for comfortable use of the scope or binoculars without having to adjust fit. Thin enough for warm days, but will definitely need another piece once the temp drops. Also, fits very well over the Wind River Balaclava. Definitely recommend. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
VersatileReview by ZAC GRIFFITH
This is a very lightweight material so it is not too hot or heavy for summer hunts. The brim is great for sun shade and concealment. The merino is very effective insulating in the early morning while temps are low but it is not a problem being too much later in the day as they get higher.

It doesn't hold scent at all and I believe helps cover scalp odor in the field. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
Solid ProductReview by Kentucky Whitetail Farms
I have found this hat to be a very solid all around product. The bill is short but is long enough to block the sun. It does a very good job at regulating the temp on cool to chilly mornings. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
great hatReview by JJ
Pretty darn good hat. Love the small brim for shooting bow. My guess is that you need to have a hat size larger than 7 to get a good fit on this, but that is an estimate. I'm a 7-3/8 and it fits well. I did wear it for 25 days straight in AK and about 2/3 of the way through it had stretched out too much and was kinda loose. A run through the wash and line dry brought it back though. And of course it didn't take on any odor after spending that much time on my stinkin mane, and I even slept in it a couple nights due to cold. (Posted on 6/18/2014)
Comfort with a Great LookReview by Chris
Sweet beanie! Beanie with a brim while hunting is a big deal. Pick this beanie up! Love the ASAT! (Posted on 6/18/2014)
Hope you dont have a big head...Review by Jason
Love the look and quality of the hat but for buyers with a large cranium such as myself the brim dug into my forehead so much i couldn't even wear the hat comfortably. Wish I would have known this beforehand. Wouldn't have wasted my money. :( (Posted on 6/1/2014)
Great HatReview by TheHornyToad
Not too thick, not too thin. Wear it hunting white tail and shooting quackers. The brim doesn't get in the way of my bow or scope. Love this beany. (Posted on 5/27/2014)

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