Sassy sustenance.

Feminine meets functional—also known as Outdoor Research's Melody Beanie. This plush, polyester-spandex beanie has subtle ruching on the side and a cuffed raw edge, making it sweetly perfect for cool-weather runs or a bad hair day remedy. 

  • Breathable
  • Wicking
  • Raw edge detailing
  • Ruched sides
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Unanswered Question

Anyone recently purchase this beanie? Is the fit still tight? I love(d) it, but it was so tight it gave me a headache. That was in 2015 and I see the most recent review from 2017 and it still was too tight. Just wondering if any new versions have come out and are less tight. Thanks!

Soft but too tight and hurts my head

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The material of the hat is soft and feels somewhat warm but the hat was really tight and hurt my head. I bought this hat for camping- I took it backpacking this weekend and wished I tested it before I went out. It has a few seams that are thick and what I think causes the hat to hurt. I was worried this may happen due to other reviews but my head is relatively small so I didn't think I would have an issue. I wouldn't order this hat again and wish I could return it.

Thank you for the feedback! I will get it right over to OR!

OR Rep

Nice active hate

    I bought this to wear while cross country skiing. It's great if you plan to get sweaty. I think I I have a slightly large head and it seems to look even larger with this hat because it's tight. I still wear it, but not because of how it looks.

    Glad it works well for you!

    OR Rep

    Best beanie hat I've ever had!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: One Size

    I like to wear winter hats, even in then summer (but of course can only do so indoors as I live in the desert). I also like to wear winter hats on any day that it is slightly chilly. These hats are a gem. Will be using for everyday use come fall and winter. They have lovely soft material (which I would say is like a lot of yoga pants are. They are very similar to the feel and sewing of item#PAT00RF, the Patagonia Centered 3in Short). I wish it was a bit.....I guess bigger. Not because it doesn't fit my head but because I have to wear it so close to my head to get it to cover my ears like I want it to, and I prefer a cap that has a little height to it - where I can have it loose or I can synch it down over my ears. It does cover my ears completely - so please know that. It's stretchy material, and does not lose it's shape. I can't say enough. I think that this hat would keep you warm on most cold days - not sure about Everest (haven't field tested it that much), however it does provide warmth even when not doing vigorous activity. Hope this helps someone and you discover this great hat yourself!
    Update 12/12/16: I forgot to update this long ago. I was unable to wear these lovely beanies that would have been warm, fit nice on my noggin, feel very soft, etc...but they were too tight :( They gave me a headache. This is of course, my own experience. I don't know if they have changed at all since I bought mine in 2015. I so want to buy one again, but am afraid it might be the same. I would not steer anyone away from this, only just give it a try and see what it's like for you, because all of the other benefits and features are brilliant and if you don't get a headache you've scored!
    Update 12/26/16:
    So I ordered the blue just to see if it had per chance changed style/sizing - for me, it's still too tight! :( I returned it. Just for reference I'm between 21-22" head circumference.

    Hey Aubrey! Thank you for taking the time to write! I am psyched to try this hat - as the rep, I have seen it in the line up for Fall 15, but now I will be sure to get the production. Thank you!!

    OR Rep

    Of course! This is a really great product in my eyes and I hope that you find it as functional and also as lovely as I do! - Aubrey