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.





Product Details


  • 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)
System Position Accessory
Material 100% Merino Wool
Actual Product Weight Size MD N/A
Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Waterfowl
Temperature 20F - 45F, 45F - 60F

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Nice Beanie
It's a nice beanie. As others have mentioned the brim is perfect for waterfowling or glassing. The beanie doesn't quite cover my ears but that can be nice in Sept/Oct before it gets too cold plus it doesn't interfere with your hearing. In the colder months I tend to wear this under a stocking cap.
- Jon on 9/25/2017
2 full seasons of use and still loving it.
This beanie is super comfortable and warm. I've taken it with me on those early morning summer hunts in August to the late season elk hunts in January and it's always kept me warm enough. This thing is nice and thin and can be rolled up and stowed anywhere. Its deep enough that it'll cover your ears all of the way without pulling up and thing enough to roll up when you're needing to cool off. Must have for hunting any season.
- Average Hunter on 9/18/2017
Good product
Knowing that this is a lightweight hat and understanding the temp limitations this a great hat in design with ability to role up sides for warmer temps and hearing vs rolling the sides to cover ears and upper neck in cooler weather... I really like the comfort and the shorter bill.
- Dylan on 9/17/2017
Love it
Never gets in the way when I shoot my stickbow.
- Rj on 9/11/2017
Close but....
I wear this hat while shoveling snow in WY, it keeps me mostly warm when I start sweating but it doesn't cover the bottom 1/3rd of my ears and eventually starts sliding up my head or off to the side
- Cody on 9/11/2017
Nice lid
This hat was thinner than I expected, but it feels great on and looks good too. I have a pretty big head (7 5/8") and the large size fits well and covers the ears if I want it to. I don't like my ears covered too much because it keeps me from hearing everything I want to be hearing, and this hat looks/feels great even lifted above the ears. Great hat overall.
- Bull_Fighter on 8/14/2017
This hat is with me all the time in the fall and winter. I love that it isn't too thick as it is good for moving around. When I get a little warm I just roll it up off my ears. I always wear a hooded Llano so when it is windy or in the teens I just pull my hood up.
- Josh on 7/17/2017
All Season
This is either on my head on in my backpack from the beginning of my archery season to the end.
- Seth T. on 7/17/2017
Great waterfowl hat.
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.
- Derek on 3/21/2017
Great for mildly cold days
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.
- Gavin on 3/18/2017
Great Brimmed Beanie
Overall the head wear works great and even stretches over my big head of 7-3/4"
- Bohunr on 3/17/2017
Great Beanie
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.
- Joe on 3/17/2017
The All-Season-Beanie
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!
- MikeBoutin on 3/16/2017
Good Little Hat
A good little hat.
- TBW on 3/4/2017
Good Product
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.
- TBW on 2/26/2017
Missing Ears
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.
- Spencer on 1/16/2017
Too Small
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...
- Augie A on 11/8/2016
Fit is a little small
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.
- Ara on 11/1/2016
Ball Cap and Beanie Hybrid
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.
- Pickel on 10/20/2016
Perfect Beanie
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.
- Joel on 9/15/2016
A beanie that should be in every pack!
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:
- Coloradohunterhiker on 8/12/2016
great product
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.
- Jim on 8/8/2016
Favorite beanie
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.
- Stefan on 7/17/2016
Great beanie
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.
- Jared on 5/11/2016
Nifty little beanie
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!
- DialedInHunter on 5/5/2016
Versatile Hat
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.
- Clint on 4/14/2016
love the brimmed beanie
its my go to almost year round. wish it was a little larger to cover my ears.. all and all still great
- lucian on 4/11/2016
Great Hat
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.
- N. Hedrick on 4/9/2016
Great for all outings
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.
- Sean on 4/8/2016
Great fit
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.
- Jason on 3/15/2016
First lite products ar amazing
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
- Jason on 1/16/2016
Cold Ears
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.
- GunnyGoes on 7/18/2015
I want to like this hat...
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.
- mtgreenheads on 6/11/2015
Size issues
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.
- Redford on 4/1/2015
Small sizing
Attire should be available in sizes for large outdoorsmen. Not all of us are munchkins.
- Timberwolf on 1/31/2015
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.
- Kyle on 1/19/2015
Excellent hat!
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!
- Hassan on 12/4/2014
Great hat
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.
- Erik on 11/13/2014
Too Small
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.
- Jason on 11/8/2014
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.
- Jarrod on 10/22/2014
My Favorite Hat
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!
- Charlie's Dad on 10/1/2014
Please go back to the old design
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.
- Brad on 8/24/2014
Great Cap
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.
- Nik on 6/18/2014
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.
- ZAC GRIFFITH on 6/18/2014
Solid Product
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.
- Kentucky Whitetail Farms on 6/18/2014
great hat
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.
- JJ on 6/18/2014
Comfort with a Great Look
Sweet beanie! Beanie with a brim while hunting is a big deal. Pick this beanie up! Love the ASAT!
- Chris on 6/18/2014
Hope you dont have a big head...
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. :(
- Jason on 6/1/2014
Great Hat
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.
- TheHornyToad on 5/27/2014