I live in the Northeast U.S. and own several of the Everest designs hats. They are without any doubt the best cold weather hats I own. The wool is warm even when damp or wet and the fleece liner eliminates the itch. I'd recommend these hats to anyone needing a warm and comfortable winter head gear. The ear flaps cover the ears completely and the tassles can be tied under the chin for a full snug fit during extremely windy conditions. I've been shaving my head for about ten years now and one thing… Full review
This is the best winter hat I have used. Temps got into the 30's yet my head was toasty and hot. One of the things I like most about it is that it is hand made in Nepal and not by a machine in China. It is 100% wool with a fleece lining and they come in a really neat array of designs. Full review
Everest Designs sells hand knit woolen hats made by women's knitting cooperatives in Nepal working in fair trade environments. A portion of sales goes back to women's health and development programs in Nepal.