This is not your standard beanie that fits extra snug on your head. This is a "slouch" beanie meaning that it is designed to have extra space in the top that you can fold over however you want. I did not know this when purchasing. It looks great, still unsure if I will keep it. For me, it is a tad on the itchy side but I can deal. The material is thick and the elastic is tight but not overly tight. Being reversible is just an added bonus.