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The Best Baseball Hat

Last updated on June 30, 2022

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Our Picks For The Top Baseball Hats

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Key Takeaway
 Runner Up

Carhartt Moisture-Wicking Sweatband Canvas Baseball Hat

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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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The Hat Depot Washed Cotton Low Profile Baseball Hat

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Washed Cotton Low Profile Baseball Hat

You’ll love this hat so much that you won’t ever want to take it off! Sold in 42 assorted colors and patterns (some even include built-in ponytails in the back), this perfect low-profile baseball cap is made from 100% soft cotton and is packable and uncrushable.

Overall Take

Colors, Patterns and Ponytails!Order this hat in a few styles so you can switch it out to match your favorite outfits.

 Strong Contender

adidas Relaxed Fit Adjustable Strap Baseball Hat


Relaxed Fit Adjustable Strap Baseball Hat

Adidas’ 6-panel 100% cotton baseball cap has their embroidered logo on the front and a matte silver adjustable buckle strap on the back. It also has a moisture-wicking sweatband to keep your head dry and comfortable even on the hottest days.

Overall Take

Super Chic; Fits GreatIf you thought you weren’t a “hat person,” this great-looking cap will change your mind, and you’ll find yourself wearing it all the time.

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Flexfit Fitted 6-Panel Baseball Hat, 3-Pack


Fitted 6-Panel Baseball Hat, 3-Pack

Sold individually and in sets of two or three, Flexfit’s 5-panel athletic caps are made from a polyester/cotton/spandex blend. They have a wool-like, sturdy yet stretchy structure that holds their shape. The under visor is silver, and the front of the crown has durable buckram sewn right into it.

Overall Take

One for the TeamThese caps are designed for athletic wear, so order a few and personalize them for your team.

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.

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.

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.

More to Explore

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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