When you start to think about picking up a new beanie for the winter, you would think you would only have a few to choose from. A beanie is a beanie right? You would be wrong, there are actually several different style of beanies all suited for different people, hairstyles, activities, personal styles, and weather. This guide will briefly explain each type of beanie available and you can more easily find the type of beanie that is right for you.
The most important thing to remember is that while there are suggestions on how to wear a beanie, there is no wrong way to wear a beanie.
A cuff less beanie, also known as a short beanie doesn’t have the added material of a cuff beanie and fits directly on top of the wearer’s head. The edge of the beanie usually reached the top of the forehead. Some of these beanies are on the thinner side so these are best worn in more temperate weather and not in extreme cold. This beanie style is a more casual beanie style that can be worn all year round. Some of these types of beanies are embroidered with designs, logos, text, and seasonal images. See some cuff less beanies for yourself.
A cuffed beanie, also known as a long beanie, is a more versatile, warmer version of a cuff less beanie. The added cuff is there to cover the forehead and your ears. This cuffed can be pulled up or worn down depending on the wearer. The extra warmth is perfect for the more harsh winter months and can give your head total warmth coverage. If you are more sensitive to cold then this is the beanie option for you. Take a look some cuffed beanie styles here.
For even more additional warmth you can wear an ear flap beanie. These beanies feature extra ear flaps that full cover your ears. The flaps can be found in a variety of different sizes and lengths. Some of the flap beanies even have straps that can be adjusted to ensure the perfect fit. These beanies are worn mostly by children but can be worn by adults as well. Take a look at this fun and unique beanie style.
A visor beanie, also referred to as a brimmed beanie combines the bill of a ball cap with comfort of a beanie. These are perfect for snowboarders and skiers because the bill keeps the sun out of their eyes on the slopes. This beanie type is also versatile and can be worn all year round due to the light breathable fabric typically used. You can even find slouch beanies with a brim. They offer more space in the crown to wear with dreads, longer hair or just to offer the wearer a unique sense of style.
A ski mask can be worn for more than just robberies. There are several styles of ski mask out there all with its own style and function. Whether you are looking for a traditional three-hole ski mask, one-hole or hunting style ski mask, there are options available to you. See for yourself truly how many types of ski masks there are on the market today here.
A new fun style of beanie available is the animal beanie. These beanies feature several fun animal designs. These beanies have long extended ears for added warmth as well as gloves on the end of the ears to keep your hands warm too. There are bears, giraffe, alligators, bunnies, elephants, cats and many more animals to choose from. This is a great option for children and even for adults looking for a lighthearted approach to winter warmth.
The last beanie style is the knitted beanie. These are also known as homemade beanies because they give that homemade loose knit look that people love. They are usually constructed of wool, fleece, yarn and other thread types. These are usually thick beanies and are a great addition to your winter arsenal. These are just like the ones that Grandma made, except with a slightly more modern styling. Many knit beanies feature unique patterns and design perfect for ski and snowboard season. If I had to pick my favorite beanie style, this would be it.
While going to these lengths might be overkill winter protection is super important.
Stay Safe this Winter
An awesome winter beanie is not only worn for style, not wearing the proper cold protective gear can put your health at risk. There is actually a science to body heat loss. It is so important to make sure to keep your children, your family, and yourself protected from extreme weather conditions.
The Science of Warmth
Staying warm on a cold winter day sounds simple right? Put on a jacket, throw on some winter gloves, and you are ready to face the elements. There actually is a science to why your body becomes cold. There are four ways that your body loses warmth. The first is called radiative heat loss. This is when your body loses warmth due to a lack of insulation, or the lack of a jacket or sweatshirt. The second way your body loses heat is through convective heat loss, in this method wind draws heat away from your body via exposed skin. The third way is conductive heat loss. This happens when you make direct contact with cold surfaces or liquids. The last way your body loses heat is due to evaporative cooling. When your perspiration evaporates this takes body heat with it, making your feel cooler. The proper outerwear including women's scarves can combat these types of heat loss. A properly insulated jacket, thick comfortable ski gloves, and a warm beanie can make a huge difference in keeping you protected from cold weather.
Talk nerdy to me: These are a few ways heat can leave your body in winter.
Wind Chill is not Chill
There are three very important cold winter dangers that most often overlook. The first is wind chill factor. Wind chill factor can sometimes add up to 15-20 degrees in cooling and can be very dangerous if you are not wearing the proper outerwear, or winter beanie. The second danger is of course hypothermia. The human body is a wonderful resilient thing. However, it cannot reach low temperatures without shutting down.
Fast action can save someone's life.Hypothermia Hypothermia is a very serious and very dangerous situation. When diagnosing hypothermia look for these symptoms and warning signs:
- Person is experiencing confusion or memory loss.
- The person is experiencing a drop in body temperature down to 95 degrees.
- Experiencing exhaustion or drowsiness.
- Loss of consciousness.
- The individual has numb hands and feet.
- Exhibiting shallow breathing patterns.
- Visible shivering.
- Restore warmth slowly, not rapidly.
- Get the person indoors.
- Remove wet clothing if needed.
- Do not warm hands and feet first. Doing so can result in shock.
- Blankets work best to slowly warm the body.
- Do not submerge the person in warm water, this can cause arrhythmia.
- Feed the person a warm drink but not caffeine or alcohol.
- Once body heat is up keep it up until you can take the person to the hospital for further treatment.