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For small heads and those immune to itch
The design of this hat is beautiful. I love the colors and the vintage logo. The problem is two-fold. I love the design so much that if either of these were different, I could bare the other...that's how much I love the design. 1) The sizing. Patagonia needs hats for bigger heads and they need to be clearly annoted in the product description.... Read More Stop the one-size-fits all approach! Make a "normal" and "large" for your hats! I have a big head and most Patagonia beanies do not fit me. I was emboldened because another reviewer said this runs large, it does not. We shouldn't have to comb through reviews to figure out the sizing of hats. 2) The material, it's itchy. It constantly makes you tempted to take it off and rub your forehead for relief.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 29, 2023
Hey Andrew, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear about the frustration with the sizing of our hats. We do offer some models in different sizes, but because beanies typically have a good amount of stretch we don't usually offer different sizes in these type of hats. We'll share your thoughts with our product team. No need to comb through reviews and guess on whether something will work for you, just reach out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*1goxmr*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY4MDExNzc2MC42OTUuMS4xNjgwMTE4NjM3LjYwLjAuMA..) and we could provide you with some garment measurements to help you decide.
Great color and a great fit. Keeps my head warm on California winter days and nights. Dries out pretty quickly after wearing it out on misty mornings. The only downside to the hat is that it can be a little itchy on the forehead compared to other hats I own. 4/5 stars. Would recommend.
It is a well constructed beanie, but a bit small for a person with a 7 5/8 hat size.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 9, 2023
Hi David! Thank you for writing us a review on our Brodeo Beanie. We're really sorry to hear that it runs a bit small. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Good Fit for Knit
Not the softest wool against a bald head, but not itchy -- and a great fit compared to most baggy-ass knit hats. Like the design and the warmth.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 1, 2023
We appreciate your feedback! It's likely the blend of 70% recycled wool, 26% recycled nylon and 4% other fiber yarn that makes it feel less soft than a fleece or 100% merino hat. You might like our cozy [Fisherman's Beanie or Better Sweater Beanie](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-beanies). Reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions!
Way too small
Great looking hat, overall I wouldn't recommend this hat because of how small it is for being an "adult size"
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 23, 2023
We're sorry to hear that the sizing was disappointing on this hat, and we'll reach out to you for a return. You may prefer the fit and feel of our [Fisherman's Rolled Beanie](https://www.patagonia.com/product/fishermans-rolled-beanie/29105.html). Thanks for taking the time to send us a review, Adrian!
The material is nice, and since its a patagonia we can assume it is also sourced economically with protecting the environment in mind. But the main purpose of this is to fit in my head and keep it warm, which it kinda falls short. It's too tight/small and pops out of my big head.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 14, 2023
We're sorry to hear about the sizing on this hat not working for you. We welcome a return or exchange at no charge if you visit one of our [Patagonia-owned stores in your area](https://www.patagonia.com/store-locator/), or contact our Customer Service team. We'll be happy to help, as well as recommend a different hat that has a larger fit range. Thanks for the review, Marti!
Not for me
Others seem to be happy with it so these opinions are based on my own personal standards. First off, this is the itchiest cap I have ever worn. I have dozens of wool, cashmere and even mohair caps, nylon caps, handmade & recycled - you name it. This thing is a torture device. I mean they should issue these beanies to the government for use in i... Read Morenterrogations. A minute with this thing on ones head is all it will take. Secondly, it sticks up at the seam and considering I bought the red one, I look like a gnome wearing it. Thanks guys!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 9, 2023
Hi Yusef! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disapointment with the beanie. We appreciate these comments and we'll share this with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
What's the Point?
What's the point of creating a beanie that doesn't cover your head properly? This must have been made for a toddler.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 7, 2023
Hey Pamela, we're sorry to hear that this didn't fit. This beanie measures in at about 18.5" in circumference un-stretched, which should work for most but not everyone. You might find that the [Fun Hog Beanie ](https://www.patagonia.com/product/fun-hog-beanie/33470.html?dwvar_33470_color=GPST&cgid=mens-hats-accessories) works better for you, since it measures in at approximately 19.75".
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 30, 2023
We're sorry to hear this one was too tight, and we welcome you to return it. You might prefer our [Fun Hog Beanie or Everyday Beanie](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-beanies). We'll reach out to you by email to offer further assistance. Thanks for taking a moment to provide your feedback, David!
Great hat, runs small
I am a male 5'8" 160lbs. I have a small head and often find Patagonia hats to be too big for me. I worried about this purchase after seeing on the model online. I received the hat today and too my pleasure, it fit my small head perfectly. I order the green clean climbing version. I was born in '72 so anything with 1972 goes straight ... Read Moreinto the cart. If you have a big noggin, you may struggle with the fit.
This was not expectant from Patagonia. The product was so small. Im pretty petite and it wouldn't fit me. It was so itchy and not breathable. Bummer
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 20, 2023
Hi Tori! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're very sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit and material. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). If you're interested in a softer and less snug beanie we'd recommend the [Fisherman Rolled Beanie](https://www.patagonia.com/product/fishermans-rolled-beanie/29105.html?dwvar_29105_color=BLK&cgid=root).
Great products, flawed delivery
Bought a beanie hat and t-shirt - first time with Patagonia after years with The North Face. Products are brilliant and fit as expected. Look and feel quality but delivery (Royal Mail) made the experience as a first-timer a little disappointing. Delays that went unexplained, days without any updates - I came to the point of asking for a refund then... Read More the item just shows up.
In the winter, I've got a beanie on for part of nearly every day. This one keeps my brains from freezing on windy ridges and is just grown up enough that it let's me run late into a casual meeting without it being completely obvious that I was late b/c I did another lap. For me, the fit starts out snug but stretches over time and a quic... Read Morek wash by hand in the sink tightens it up again.
I bought this hat first year they sold it in grey and I have used it from backcountry skiing to a casual piece and everything in between. Very nice fit and real good warmth even when soaked I hand wash it every fall and holds its shape Highly recommend this hat if you are looking for a no frills hat
Super warm and I love how it hugs my smaller than average head. Its so difficult for me to find beanies that dont fit my head loose and this one is perfect!! I love that its made from mostly recycled wool and not some random cheap fiber. I will be purchasing more in different colors
Wish they had more variety in colors.
I was very excited about this beanie but it is very small and rides up without covering my ears. It fits my young 5 year old well, but he wont wear it because it is too scratchy.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 25, 2022
Hey Sam, we appreciate the feedback on the Brodeo Beanie. We'll share your thoughts with our design team. If you haven't already, you can begin the return process [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
too small and not warm enough
This is a supercute hat. I'm a small person (short, slim, small head) and the hat barely covers my ears. I have no idea how it fits a big human. Don't get me wrong, I like it. It is the right size to make my hair look good poking out from it when it's not too cold. But it is definitely not warm enough on its own in the winter. I need... Read More to use an ear warmer underneath to make it warm enough.
Soft & Warm
Great shape and fabric. A bit tight. Needs a bit of stretching to fit my 7 3/4 head. Keeps creeping up off the head. I'll keep at it!
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 31, 2022
Thanks, Patrick! And if that stretching doesn't help, please keep in mind we'll be happy to help you [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it.
Warm and cute
This hat is warm and cute, and I like how it goes past my ears. However, it is kind of itchy. I would just wear a liner, but then it would be too warm. I'm thinking about sewing some thin fleece or something to the part that goes over the forehead. However, it is my go-to when I need to go outside for walking the dog or running when it's ... Read Morebelow freezing.
Nice look; a little small
Its a great looking beanie but I prefer the better sweater hat thats thicker, warmer, and fits my fat head the best.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 24, 2022
Thanks for the feedback on sizing, Andy! Please reach out if you'd like to return the Brodeo Beanie. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Was looking for a warm beanie- this isnt it. Its too small and thin. Terrible purchase
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 15, 2022
We're sorry to hear that the fabric weight and warmth of this beanie has been such a disappointment. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team to discuss your options to return. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Wish it was a little bigger
So I have a very large head. It fit but I wish the cut was a little bigger. Im also bald so I found it a little itchy out of the bag. Hopefully it softens up.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 13, 2022
Hello Stephen! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that you found the beanie to be a bit small and itchy. We appreciate this feedback and we'll pass this along to our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Overall very comfortable. I got 3 of those, all shrank badly after washing (cold water setting). After washing, it fits a 4 years old head, material gets flimsy and all the stitches strech so bad, you can see through. Patagonia needs to rethink this item, could be so much better. The R1 beanie is amazing
Response from PatagoniaDecember 17, 2021
Hello Naor, thank you for the review. We're very sorry to hear of this experience. All of our items are backed by our Ironclad Guarantee, so if the hat is not performing as you were expecting, feel free to send it back for a [warranty evaluation](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html). We'll share this feedback with the team, thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Was itchy on forehead not a soft material
Was very itchy against skin on forehead
Response from PatagoniaDecember 6, 2021
Hey Raquel, we appreciate the feedback on the Brodeo Beanie. It could be that since the beanie is made from a wool/recycled nylon blend that you're having a reaction to the wool. Sometimes people have allergies with fibers like wool, so we'd recommend something different like the [Fisherman's Rolled Beanie](https://www.patagonia.com/product/fishermans-rolled-beanie/29105.html?dwvar_29105_color=NVYB&cgid=root), that is made from 100% recycled polyester yarn.
My favorite beanie!
I own a ridiculous amount of these. I must have had at least 10 in different colors. Sadly I lost a a few over the years. But it fits snugly so it will not pop off my head in windy conditions. And it's cozy and warm. And I love the colors and I love that it's doesn't have a big saggy bump at the top like some beanies. I like it to fi... Read Moret closer to my head.
Looks really cut but pretty small
Looks really cute on but if you have a lot of hair like me its prone to popping off your head, doesnt cover your ears, and I think poor stitching design leads it to be too narrow towards the top forcing it to not wrap around your head properly. Such a shame because I do like the color and style but poor design makes it not functional enough to keep... Read More!
This beanie looks great but after about 10 minutes my head was itching. Yes, I wash everything I buy before wearing. I think it is the material that is itchy.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 10, 2021
We're so sorry to hear that this beanie isn't comfortable! No matter if it's the wool or nylon that is causing it, your purchase is covered by our Ironclad Guarantee so please reach out for assistance to return it. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/)!
Beanie And My Big Head
After 48 years on this planet, I consider myself a wily veteran of headwear. This beanie fits my bulbous head perfect. I dont want to take it off. Its warm, its simple yet stylish. I never write reviews... ever, but I was so elated after donning this atop my dome that I had to praise the human that designed this. Bravo you... bravo...
Ton's of Compliments Super Warm
This hat is perfect for cold weather. Dress up or dress down the snug fit of this hate will leave your head feeling nice and warm. I sometimes sweat in this hat because it keeps my head that warm. The material is very great quality. Highly recommended!!
This hat was disappointing . At first it felt way too small, then after I stretched it to fit, it just felt loose and too small.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 18, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write us with your comments and we're sorry this doesn't seem to work fit wise. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us!
Got my Brodeo Beanie a couple weeks ago, and have already worn it twice. Both times hiking in 48 degree weather. Definitely runs on the small side. Im a girl with a smallish size head and its pretty snug. Might not work for large size heads though unless it can be stretched out a bit. Wearing it to Yosemite this weekend and its supposed to snow and... Read More weather in the high twenties, so Ill update after that. So far its great!
Runs very small
Runs very small. Dont buy this if you have a normal male sized head. It wont fit or cover your ears.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 8, 2020
Hello Teva, we are sorry the fit did not work out on the beanie. You are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it. We appreciate your feedback.
Warm and Comfortable
Warm and Comfortable for taking a walk on a cold winter day, or the morning run. Though let it air dry after a wash... I accidentally put mine in the clothes dryer.. and it shrunk, like a few sizes.
Response from PatagoniaApril 14, 2020
We are so sorry to hear that this shrunk in the wash. That should stretch out after wearing it a few times, but if it doesn't, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) it back to us as your satisfaction is always guaranteed. We appreciate you for taking the time to write us with your comments and we are wishing you many more cold winter days in your beanie!
The hat was horribly small. I cant imagine any adult human fitting such a small hat. I thought it was a joke. I think someone from Patagonia should try one on and see what everyone else has attempted to tell them. All other products have been great.
Response from PatagoniaApril 10, 2020
We are so sorry that the hat was too small and thank you for the comments. We hear everyone's feedback and appreciate you taking the time to express this. Please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) this back to us.
Very, very small hat
The quality of this hat is great, and the patch is very nice, however - the sizing is WAY off. My child has a normal sized head, but this hat didn't even come to his ears. It is almost the size of a yarmulke. And at the price of 5.00 to return it, I am hesitant because the hat was 17.50. I am so disappointed.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 30, 2020
Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you, but we really appreciate the great feedback, Holly. It looks like we were able to help you return the hat and our Accounting team is processing the credit now. Let us know if we can [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) in any other way!
Brodeo "2.0" is a letdown
Got a brodeo beanie about 1-2 years ago. Loved the shallow depth fit and so did my wife, she kept stealing it! So I got her TWO for xmas. They changed the fit and the appealing feature (the shallow fit) is gone in both of them, and one is too small overall. If a fundamental design element is changed, so should the name so customers aren't buyi... Read Moreng under false pretenses. If you want a "normal" overpriced beanie, this'll do. If you have a Brodeo 1.0 beanie and want another like it, move along.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 30, 2020
Hello Eric! We're sorry you're disappointed with this, but we just want you to know that we have not changed the fit of this beanie since our Fall 2015 line when it used to be 2" shorter in length than it is now. We've noticed that after some wear, they will stretch out a bit so that might be it! If you're still unsatisfied with the fit after a couple of wears however, you are absolutely welcome to [return](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee) it back to us.
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