Beanies are diverse and range from the warm and fuzzy to hats designed for use in hot climates. The criteria for a summer beanie will, of course, differ from other seasonal needs. Hats are vital to having a pleasant time outdoors with their ability to fend off sunstroke and balance body heat with airflow. Beanies made of breathable fabric with looser fitting designs are ideal for warm environments. Naturally, everyone spends their summer in a different way. Some central criteria for the summer beanie are:
- UV protection (according to the NHS proper use of a hat can assist in the prevention of sun-related illnesses)
- Protection (as noted by the World Health Organization the safe direction is to avoid exposure. Proper headwear can do just that.)
- Breathability (proper airflow helps to maintain amenable body temperature)
- Flexibility (a loose-fitting beanie with flexible fabric will help prevent hat-hair)
- Comfort (soft fabrics that do not irritate the skin are best for warm climates)
Once all of these standards have been met, more unique characteristics will become clear. For every activity from attending music festivals and parks, to hiking and surfing, there is a beanie to serve its purpose. These seven beanies are great options for those seeking out summertime adventures:
BEST BEANIES YOU CAN WEAR IN SUMMER
1. Best for travel and vacation
The warm season is generally acknowledged as the best for travel, given the typically amenable road and air conditions. For a hat that travels well, and is styled to match any situation with its wrinkled design, the beanie set by ‘Petsvv’ is a compact and aesthetic option.
The scrunching fabric makes this two-set of beanies easy to maintain. The quick and compact fold makes for easy storage everywhere from pockets to purses, should the need arise. This pair is the ideal travel partner for those vacationers who have limited space in which to pack and prepare.
2. At the park
Summer is the perfect time of year for playgrounds and picnics. Long held family traditions of reunions and parties are often celebrated in open fields to embrace the seasonal flora. These events have long since been attended by ants and bees, but there has been a rise in prevalence of more devious pests such as ticks that can lead to big health concerns. Prophylactic measures like being equipped with proper headwear can make it so simple picnics under a canopy can proceed unencumbered.
For those out in nature, the slouchy beanie from ‘mygaragesales2006’. The rise of ticks as a public health concern makes it so anyone going near trees is best equipped with a hat. The blend used in the manufacturing process of this beanie includes polyester, acrylic, and neon. This combination makes for a tight-fitting hat to keep away falling pests that are annoying at best, dangerous at worst.
3. Music and Concerts
A great many summer days are spent at music festivals and outdoor concerts. Through these hazily busy days one easy thing that can be done to keep safe from the sun is to wear the beanie by ‘longbeachdesigns’. The crocheted design is suitable for the daytime with a loose weave providing airflow.
The toned-down hues in the fabric make the accessory subtle and unassuming, perfect for everything from art shows to festivals. Additionally, the woolen feature makes this beanie ideal for events carrying after the sunset with the warmth it provides in cooler temperatures.
4. By the water
Summer offers more daylight, and so more time on the beach. Relaxing in the sun is always best with proper UV protection, for both head and skin. For those around water who need easy drying headwear to stay light and fitting. The mesh design by ‘dedeb-41’ is an ideal partner for beach goers. It’s design is breathable and easy to dry, with a breezy wear that allows the wearer head protection both in and out of the water.
Those sleeping in tents or under the stars need a versatile hat that provides suitable warmth during varied hours of the day. Like all hats worn in heavily treed areas, a tight fit is the best prevention from pests. The camping beanie by ‘Trasfit’ is ideally suited to wearers who are roughing it, and can most benefit from the LED feature (Read more about LED Beanies). Lighting a clear path, the built-in flashlight makes a good addition to the warm wearing beanie for the perfect camping companion.
Much of summer is spent with a focus on sports and fitness. For those who use the warm weather as an incentive to exercise outdoors, the French Fitness Revolution is a good solution to headwear needs. The tight fitting, skull cap design is best for those engaging in physically strenuous activities.
Designed to serve as a helmet liner, this beanie is ideal for those on the go, who want to keep safe and stay comfortable. The stretchy and breathable fabric is amenable to those of all sizes and ages, with plain patterns and bold colors to suit any style.
One of the best, and healthiest, summer activities is hiking. Clear trails and warm weather prime those who love the great outdoors for days spent out on the trails. For those who spend their time trekking outdoors, the confetti knit beanie by ‘Funky Junque’ is a perfect match.
Coming in many color options while keeping to the nature-toned theme, these breathable, acrylic hats are great for time spent outdoors. A lightthe , wearable design offers the wearer airflow during more strenuous walking sessions and warmth during the slower strides. Easy to maintain, this is the perfect design for those who prefer to spend their summers outdoors.
These seven beanies are a perfect cross-section of the best summer beanie options currently on the market. Bearing in mind the need for sun protection and proper regulation of internal temperatures, summer beanies are a stylish option to meet the warm weather needs of any person.