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Better Sweater® Fleece Beanie

True To Size
January 19, 2023

Very warm

Great to keep your head warm in the cold and windy weather. Also great quality and looks good.

January 6, 2023



January 3, 2023

Wicked nice hat! Soft, warm

Wicked nice hat! Soft, warm and fits very well! Highly recommend this!

December 5, 2022

My new favorite winter cap

This has been my go to hat for work and hiking during the colder months here in California

November 22, 2022

Runs very large

I have a huge head and this hate was big on me. The s/m fits.

November 11, 2022


the S/M was kinda small and the L/XL was kinda big. I think you really need 3 sizes. Like the material though

Response from Patagonia
November 21, 2022

We appreciate your feedback on the fabric and sizing. Our Better Sweater fleece material has very little (if any) stretch and you might prefer a wool/nylon blend like our [Women's Honeycomb Knit Beanie](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-honeycomb-knit-beanie/195699277625.html). We'll reach out by email to follow up with you. Thanks for the review, Kristen!

October 22, 2022

too small

I ordered the 'S/M' and the tag in the hat said 'S' and the hat was small. I haven't gotten the 'L/XL' yet so I don't know if it will be too big.

October 8, 2022

Fleece Beanie

I love the better sweater jackets I own 3 and they have lasted for years. I love the beanie it matches my jacket and the fit is perfect!

May 25, 2022

Excellent hat... sizing is way too big!

While I did like the hat.. and they are very tough to find and my locale Cambridge location, I had to return it as it was way to big for me. I ordered a L/XL based on the website size chart and previous Patagonia purchases. My hat size is 7 1/2 to 7 3/8 depending on the hat fit. This hat was so large it would fall off if I leaned over. Unless your ... Read Morehead is very large, order the smaller size.

April 24, 2022

Perfect beanie

My go to beanie for everything. Fishing, skiing, surf check. This hat is the gold standard for all beanies to follow. Warm when wet. Dries fast. Its the best.

January 18, 2022

The Best!

Best beanie Ive ever had, just got my son one as well!

January 6, 2022

Fits my giant head !!

I have a hard time finding hats that fit my enormous cranium, and the ones that do fit often are snug enough that an hour or so later I have a headache. This hat is perfect. Warm. Well-made. Love it. Its the second one I bought.

January 5, 2022

Good Casual Hat

The large was way too big for my head and covered up most of my face so I returned it for a small/medium and it fits better.

December 24, 2021

Nothings Better than a Better Sweater!

Like the Better Sweater, this is just a great hat! Very warm and comfortable, no matter what you are doing!

December 22, 2021

Love the color, not the fit.

I have two other Patagonia beanie hats that I love...this one, not as much. The material is too stretchy and moves around too much. Disappointed this time.

November 29, 2021

A hat that fits!

Finally, a hat that fits my very large head! I normally wear a US size 7 7/8 or 8 hat and finding hats that fit me has always been a chore. I was very excited to get this hat when I noticed it was listed as having a L/XL size. It does not disappoint in being comfy, warm, and roomy. If you have a large head or a lot of hair this is definitely the ha... Read Moret for you.

November 28, 2021

Great buy

Patagonia never lets you down!

November 23, 2021

Soft, warm and super comfy

I have 2 pairs of the Better Sweater finger mittens (which are awesome). The hat (I have now bought two) fits perfectly and is very warm. Highly recommended!

October 2, 2021

Nicely constructed

I initially ordered a L as I have a big head. Theres a huge difference between the two sizes offered.

September 26, 2021

Fits my big head

I'm bald and I need something to keep my head warm in 3 of the 4 seasons.... this bean does it. Love the quality and the fit.

September 20, 2021

Comfy and warm!

I dont like a hat that is snug on my head, so this slightly loose fit is fantastic! Cant wait to wear it to kids soccer games, out hiking, and walks or runs!

April 3, 2021

Runs larger than I thought.

I thought the product was great but it was to big for me so I gave it to my wife. She loved it and it fit perfect on her. 🙂

March 4, 2021



January 28, 2021

Super comfy!

Love this beanie! It fits under the hoods of my jackets so that I dont freeze on the playground! Color goes with everything:)

January 3, 2021

Great Hat, Small is even too big

I love the bettersweater material - it's so warm and durable, and looks good too. My only issue is that it is too deep for my head - I wear a 7-1/4 to 7-3/8 hat, so I don't have a small head, but the Small size is still too big for my head

December 6, 2020

Sizing Issue

Love the quality of the Better Sweater line up and wanted to love this hat too - but the sizing is way off - the L/XL is Huge

Response from Patagonia
January 7, 2021

Hello Jake, we're sorry to hear the beanie ended up being too big. If you're interested in a beanie with a smaller fit, we'd recommend our [Beanie Hat](https://www.patagonia.com/product/beanie-hat/28860.html).

December 3, 2020

Better Sweater Beanie

I adore the hat. Its very warm. I do wish it would stay down below my ears however, and it does not!! Quality hat. Very nice!!

November 27, 2020

A family affair

Somehow when I lose a Patagonia hat even years later I know exactly where I left it although I know Ill never be able to retrieve it. I just hope the finders needed them and put them to work. A few of those lost lids were better sweater hats, but the grey one Ive had since around 2015 has always stuck by me. My son is now 2 1/2 so in ceremonial fas... Read Morehion Ive handed it up to him (not down, since reusing anything is a positive) and replaced it with this spiffy new model. Replacing the rim trim with a doubled-over cuff opening is a clever upgrade which makes it overall more comfy than the previous, and warmer over the forehead and ears. The additional thickness also makes it feel more substantial in-hand which neutralizes my gripe about the MSRP increase. The value isnt a question due to the build quality, comfort, and Forge guarantee, plus my cost-per-wear will be extremely low since I plan to rock it for life now that my wife makes me organize my ish so I dont lose it. My one teensy weensy gripe is the P-6 logo is too big, it used to be smaller and subtle now its as big as the one on jackets. The good thing is its on the right side if you wear the seam to the back as usual so you dont have an overload of logos on one side. While Im at it, the reflective P-6 logo should be the standard for all apparel, not just Houdinis. The lil reflective fitz ridge line is just a bit thicker than the usual white stitching so nobody except weirdos like me will notice, and it adds an element of safety, especially for kids gear. Ive digressed, hats dope

September 2, 2020

too big for my small little head

I was looking for a tighter beanie hat. the small was too big, guess I need a kids size. I wear a small helmet too. but when the hat is pulled down tight to the top of my head, the band is almost covering my eyes. I would have to wear it with the lid sticking too high on my head which looks dorky. I got it on sale and like the color, I am going to ... Read Morewash and dry it and see if I can get it to shrink.

January 13, 2020

A great hat!

Received as a gift in 2019. I rock a shaved pate, so my dome responds to temperature fluctuations, wind, and weather more than a coiffured individual. I have a larger than average head, and the L/XL is snug, but not unbearably so at all. It's warm, soft, and cuts the wind. Has just a hint of slouch to look relaxed. Love it!

January 9, 2020

Love it

I have a smaller head so went with the small size and it fits perfect and cute with the Better Sweater Gloves.

January 8, 2020

Absolutely love it!! Thank you.

Absolutely love it!! Thank you.

January 4, 2020

Favorite Hat!

Fits great and is super warm. I purchased the S/M. It’s perfect for dog walking and running.

January 2, 2020

These were excellent, well received

These were excellent, well received gifts for my son and grandson. We’re all Patagonia fans...love the quality, the mission and conscience of the company and the customer service. Thank you!

December 30, 2019

Warm, great fit, very comfortable.

Went with the larger size, I really enjoy wearing it. Keeps my ears nice and warm.

December 30, 2019

Great Hat

Awesome beanie for cold weather. When it’s really cold this hat shows it’s worth.

December 22, 2019

Comfy Beanie

Wore this beanie all over Germany in December. It kept me warm

December 20, 2019

Warm comfortable hat

Beanie hat is warm and comfortable to wear. Double layer over ears is extra warm.

December 13, 2019

Great beanie!

Great beanie!

December 12, 2019

Better Sweater Beanie review

The Better Sweater Beanie is a great winter season hat that keeps the head warm and dry during the cold weather. The lower half of the beanie is folded and double knitted sewn, folding into itself within the interior increasing it's comfort during the day and making it easier to slide off or on the head. The upper interior has been puffed up t... Read Moreo increase heat absorption that is also very comfortable and soft. This is a great product that is well made and durable.

November 26, 2019

Good looking and warm

Purchased this sweater beanie for my husband for Christmas in black. It's perfect.

November 23, 2019

Awesome hat

I have a smaller size head and usual end up with hats too big. I got the S/M and it fits perfectly. My hat size is a 7 long oval if hat helps others.

November 13, 2019

Overall Great Beanie

If there were a way to give it 4.9 I would ONLY because I wear a 71/4 fitted and I ordered the S/M size and it fits slightly small. That or I have overly-large, cartilaginous Dumbo ears. Yeah, middle school was tough. I’m not gonna let it affect my attitude on this review though. But fr fr it could be larger. Maybe I could grow out a Mohawk or some... Read More other equally as edgy haircut or something to distract from the ears?? But then all that hair and the ears in the beanie at once? This beanie isn’t ready for something like that though. All of that aside it looks great and is warm. -Lovemypat_hat69

November 10, 2019

Great hat, fits big heads!!

Super warm and fits my big head! Unlike other beanies, it doesn't pop off!

October 26, 2019



October 26, 2019

Had my last one since

Had my last one since 1999 and I lost it. Nothing else compares to it in my opinion.

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