10 Running Hats to Keep Your Noggin Warm This Winter

Because your head is always to blame if you're cold. Seriously, Google it.

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No matter if it's below zero (or below 20, because honestly, no one should be running outside in below-zero temps) or it's just pretty chilly, a running hat can be the key to keeping your body temperature regulated when you're sweaty. These top picks will keep the sweat away and your noggin covered all winter long.

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Lululemon Cross Chill Run Beanie
lululemon.com
$36.00

Don’t let the cold winter and darker months stop your evening runs. This comfy beanie is made of sweat-wicking fabric that has shape retention so it won’t get stretched out over time. Lululemon's products are known to be durable, and this beanie is no exception. There’s reflective detailing in the sticking and an opening in the back for your ponytail to comfortably poke out.

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Tough Headwear Skull Cap
amazon.com
$10.97

The Tough Headwear skull cap will last you all winter long. From your outdoor runs to your snowboarding trips, this hat is made of a breathable, stretchy, wicking fabric that specifically covers your ears and can be worn under a helmet.

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Outdoor Research Swift Sun Hat
amazon.com
$25.00
$19.99 (20% off)

If you live in a city with sunny winters, quit your bragging. You might not be cold, but maybe protecting your hair color is on your mind? This OR hat also comes in 14 other colors.

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Pearl iZUMi Thermal Run Hat
amazon.com
$25.00

Pearl Izumi is known for its cycling gear — but we see no reason that their thermal hat can't be worn on runs. Wick moisture away while keeping your ears covered. What more could you need?

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SmartWool Merino 250 Cuffed Beanie
amazon.com
$28.00

Smartwool was our first introduction to wool for winter. And it's not going anywhere. This particular beanie is double-layered and will naturally repel odor and wick away moisture so you don't need to continually wash it. 

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Sweaty Betty Swiftie Run Cap
sweatybetty.com
$30.00

We're huge Sweaty Betty fans, so it's no surprise one of their hats is on this list. In classic black, this run cap will look cute on weekends paired with your Stan Smiths and boyfriend jeans — or let it pull double-duty by being an actual running hat.

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Panther Vision Headlamp Beanie for Running
amazon.com
$32.95

Panther Vision might make the most genius run hat. Ever. It's equipped with tiny lights that produce 42 lumens! Batteries are included, it comes in a zillion colors (not just camo), and it's washable. You'll find yourself reaching for this cap for way more than a run.

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The North Face Standard Issue Beanie
amazon.com
$29.99

Fleece, but dry? How? Who cares. We'll take it. This beanie is perfect to toss on for trail runs or skiing.

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Headsweats Performance Race Hat
amazon.com
$16.50

If the name doesn't say it all, we can't help you understand what this brand can do. Using proprietary Eventure Fabric Technology to wick away moisture and literally keep sweat off your head, this hat will last you forever. Plus, you can toss it in the washing machine.

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New Balance 5 Panel Performance Hat, Polaris, One Size
amazon.com
$22.00

This New Balance run hat uses hydrophilic fabric to keep you warm and dry — plus it has 360 degrees of reflectivity, so you'll be seen from all angles well after the sun goes down.