No matter where you live, the baseball cap is a smart accessory for everyday sun protection. While the style hasn’t changed that much in recent years, more brands are now offering the staple style in warm-weather appropriate fabrics. Keep an eye out for breathable linen and washed-out cotton — they’ll keep your head both cool and shaded through the dog days. Even if you have a favorite cap already, these seasonably appropriate options are well worth adding to your headwear rotation. Check out a few of our favorites below.
Mollusk El Cap
Made in the USA, this cap is cut from piece-dyed linen. The design features an adjustable leather strap, a reverse chain stich on the visor and a soft mesh panel inside the crown.
Stan Ray Ball Cap
Cut from olive sateen cotton fabric, this cap features an adjustable cloth strap, a flat peak and embroidered eyelets. It’s also made in the USA.
Pilgrim Surf + Supply Baseball Cap
Cut from a seven-ounce recycled poly-organic cotton blend, this cap has a contrasting embroidered logo and an adjustable buckled webbing strap. The unstructured design is made in the USA.
J.Crew Baseball Cap
This cap is cut from a soft cotton twill and garment dyed for a well-loved aesthetic. It features an adjustable leather strap and reinforced eyelets.
Battenwear Washed Baseball Cap
Pre-washed for a broken-in vintage feel, this cotton baseball cap features a tonal embroidered logo and an adjustable cloth strap.
Lock and Co. Rimini Baseball Cap
Made in the UK from a breathable linen fabric, this hat is available in S, M, L and XL sizes. It is lined and features a contrasting sweatband.
Maple Linen Mesa Cap
Made from Japanese linen, this cap features an adjustable leather strap and a short brim. Exterior branding is limited to a small leather tab on the back of the hat.
Harmony Arnaud Cap
This cap is cut form stone washed chambray and includes an adjustable leather strap and no exterior branding. It is made in France.
Papa Nui Canoe Club Cap
Made in Japan from John Lofgren & Co., this cap is cut from Jungle Cloth, the same fabric used on N-1 deck jackets from WWII. It features taped internal seams and a soft brim.