I’m a very picky person and can fully say this beanie is not itchy. It’s soft, I wear it on my bald head at night and on colder days. Every seam looks to be double stitched well, this thing will last for years. It’s about the perfect thickness. Warm but not too hot.
Good to chill with at a driftwood fire on the beach, or for me to faceplant into powder with at Tahoe. This beanie is exactly what I wanted, and I'm so glad that it's USA, ethical merino wool.