The Mouton Hat is designed for sedentary or low-level physical activity (sitting, easy walking) in cool, cold or COLD weather.
The Mouton Hat has two warm layers. The outer layer of the hat is WeatherWool FullWeight Fabric. The inner layer is known as Mouton, a much higher-grade product than the better-known Shearling. Mouton is the tanned hide of extremely select lamb, with the wool still attached. Less than 1% of lambs have Mouton-quality fleece, which must be naturally extremely soft and thick. After grading, the hide is tanned and dyed, and the wool is sheared to uniform length of 5/8 inches (1.6 cm). The Mouton feels extremely soft and silky and is very comfortable on bare skin. For more information about Mouton, please visit our page onMouton Pelts.
The entire inside of the Hat is lined with Mouton, as can be seen in the pictures. Also, one of the Flaps is lined with Mouton all the way to the end, so that when the Flaps are fastened under the chin, it’s all fur against the skin.
The flaps are secured by Velcro, and can be joined under the chin, over the top of the head or behind the head. The Velcro enables the Hat to be snugged even to a small head.
The Brim of the Mouton Hat is very soft and flexible, and just big enough to keep rain and snow off the face and eyeglasses. The brim can be worn down, as shown in almost all these pictures, or can be flipped up against the outside of the Hat, as shown in one picture.
The Mouton is quite thick, so this hat takes up a significant amount of space, but it can be compressed or folded easily.
Because the Mouton Fleece has a lot of ‘give’ when you put the hat on, we have found that a single size will comfortably fit the great majority of people, up to at least a XL hat size.