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The Best Baseball Hats

Last updated on August 21, 2023

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Our Picks For The Top Baseball Hats

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Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

Under Armour Blitzing 3.0 Stretch Construction Baseball Hat

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Under Armour

Blitzing 3.0 Stretch Construction Baseball Hat

This cap is a great neutral basic that can go with any outfit. It's available in a wide array of colors, so you can pick your favorite.

Overall Take

Available in Multiple Colors and SizesAvailable in four sizes, this cap will fit perfectly on your head.

 Runner Up

Carhartt Moisture-Wicking Sweatband Canvas Baseball Hat

Carhartt

Moisture-Wicking Sweatband Canvas Baseball Hat

Carhartt’s 100% cotton canvas cap features a breathable, moisture-wicking Coolmax sweatband, an adjustable back closure and a neat little square logo patch on the front.

Overall Take

Look Cool, Stay CoolIt’s just the style you’ve been searching for and will become your favorite hat to wear year-round.

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Champion Ameritage Logo Embroidered Baseball Cap

Champion

Ameritage Logo Embroidered Baseball Cap

Choose from a variety of colors, including bright pastels and neutrals. Each cap bears the Champion logo, with some representing it with a small “C” and others spelling out the entire brand name across the front. Adjustable closure and cotton material ensure this cap will fit most heads.

Overall Take

Comfortable DesignA pre-curved bill and 100% cotton design make this baseball cap comfortable for all-day wear.

 Best Value

Falari Acrylic & Wool Adjustable Baseball Cap

Falari

Acrylic & Wool Adjustable Baseball Cap

If you're searching for a new hat on a budget, this is your best bet. It comes in more than 30 different colors, so you can mix and match based on what you are wearing.

Overall Take

Budget-Friendly PickThis hat is made of 100% cotton and the size is adjustable.

Buying Guide

Although you can wear baseball hats just for fun or fashion, they shield the face and scalp from harmful UV rays that can lead to skin cancer and can also help protect your eyes and prevent wrinkles. Keeping this in mind, you can express yourself with an endless variety of styles, starting with the fan-favorite baseball team cap.

The most authentic-looking caps have a given team’s colors, with raised-embroidery logos right in the front. There are many other logo-forward baseball caps out there, including ones that showcase sports clothing companies, clothing companies, Disney, you name it.

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A baseball cap should fit just like a glove. You’ll want it to mold to your head size with just enough room to be comfortable. If the cap gives you a headache, it is too tight. Fitted caps are not adjustable and do not have openings in the backs. Adjustable ones usually have straps made with buckles, plastic holes (snapback), Velcro or other closure that you can loosen and tighten.

There are several styles of baseball caps, and the medium profile is one of the most popular. It has a mid-sized body (crown) of medium depth and fits small and average-sized heads. The shallow profile cap has a lower, shallower crown. Full caps have higher crowns, and high-profile styles (the classic trucker fit) are even taller and fit average to larger-sized heads.

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A traditional athletic baseball cap has a medium profile crown, separate panels and average depth. The 5-panel style cap is often worn by golfers and has five panels in a lower, somewhat broader crown. These caps can also be structured or unstructured. Structured ones have stiffer, more supportive fabric that keeps the crown in shape; unstructured ones don’t and are designed to “flop” down when not being worn.

What to Look For

  • Cotton, polyester and spandex are suitable materials for baseball caps; the first two are breathable, and the third adds stretch.
  • Some baseball caps can be printed on and are perfect canvases for team logos.
  • Distressed baseball caps are also in style, so don’t throw yours out when it’s worn on the edges.
  • If you have long hair, try on fitted baseball caps to ensure your hair has somewhere to go.
  • Do not toss your baseball cap in the washing machine, as most can only be spot-cleaned.

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The original inventors of baseball caps designed them for those who played the game, and you might be surprised to learn players first used them in the 1860s. The original style was worn by the amateur Brooklyn Excelsiors team, who later became the Brooklyn Dodgers.

That first cap had a black crown with a yellow brim and matching slim stripes on the sides of the crown. By the 1890s, the style evolved into a pillbox shape, but by 1903 Spalding introduced the familiar stitched visor.

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