There hardly is a warmer kind of headwear for a cold winter day than a beanie.
A beanie is a knitted round cap that helps to keep your head warm and comfortable and very popular right now. A proper beanie is deep enough to cover your ears and your forehead. Humans lose over 70% of body heat through their heads. So by covering your head, you will experience a sense of comfortable body warmth all over!
Natural fibers keep you warm Beanies made of wool, polyamide and super soft yarn such as cashmere or alpaca are the best recipe to protect body heat. The natural fibers of the various sheep species contribute to the heat that the beanie offers. By adding a little acrylic or polyamide, a knitted beanie will last longer and can also be worn in humid conditions. Those few synthetic fibers also prevent the natural yarns from coming loose. However, a beanie made of 100% synthetic fibers will make you sweat, which can lead to chills. We advise that you choose a beanie style based on the outdoor temperature you experience and your sensitivity to low temperatures.
Spring beanies On a crisp spring morning, when you leave the house for work a spring beanie like Femke or Gillywill warm your ears and head. Spring beanies are made of lightweight cotton yarn. You can wear them rolled up or as a bonnet.
Regular winter beanies Some beanies have a turned-up brim, such as Fallonand Tabitha, to give double protection to the forehead. You can also wear beret Flo as a beanie by pulling the beret deeply and covering your ears. Flo has a generous diameter of 28cm, so you can also wear it as a beanie. Smaller diameter berets do not give you these options.
Extra warm beanies Delicate beanies like Faraona or Sasha are great choices for cold days or if you are super sensitive to colds, as they're double-layered. These double layer beanie styles offer plenty of room: you can easily play with the shape and turn the beanie into a beret or use the volume to tuck your hair in.
Storage By the end of spring it's time to properly store your beanies. Depending on the composition and design, you can wash your beanie by hand or have it dry cleaned. If you wash a beanie, use mild shampoo or detergent in lukewarm water. Rinse the beanie and remove the water by gently pressing the beanie between two layers of towel. Let the beanie dry completely. Store a clean and dry beanie in a closed plastic bag to prevent moths from eating holes in your favourite beanie.
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