Winter nights, cold heads
December 2, 2008 7:59 AM   Subscribe

Anybody have a good suggestion for a nice night cap (the kind you wear, not the kind you drink)? Or another product to mitigate the effect of winter chill on the exposed head area?
posted by bookish to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total)
Are you talking about something to wear while sleeping? I find that a hooded sweatshirt does the trick.
posted by desjardins at 8:11 AM on December 2, 2008

I sometimes sleep in a hooded sweatshirt, and often I sleep in a cashmere watch cap. It's not itchy, which rocks.
posted by Stewriffic at 8:12 AM on December 2, 2008

Does it have to be nice? My winter hats are too itchy for me to sleep in, so I'll usually take a t-shirt, pop my head halfway into the headhole and flip the rest up behind me. It's satisfyingly warm and extremely cheesy looking.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:12 AM on December 2, 2008

How bout this fashion statement.
posted by mattbucher at 8:19 AM on December 2, 2008

A balaklava with the part that covers the mouth cut off
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 8:24 AM on December 2, 2008

Thirding hooded sweatshirts. Hats fall off too easily if you move around a lot. Sometimes you can find hooded long sleeve t-shirts if sweatshirts are too heavy/warm.

I also knew a kid in college who would sometimes wear his goofy snowboarding hat to sleep. It was probably more like he fell asleep with it on, but either way it had a strap that kept it in place.
posted by dogwalker at 8:31 AM on December 2, 2008

I sleep in a variety of this. No fashion statement but not itchy and stays on and is WARM.
posted by jessamyn at 8:32 AM on December 2, 2008

Watch caps are perfect, especially with the rolled brim cause if you're really cold you can unroll it to your eyebrows.
posted by vito90 at 8:51 AM on December 2, 2008

I put a down pillow at the head of the bed, and just jam my bald head into it. Works great.
posted by bricoleur at 9:00 AM on December 2, 2008

If you really want to go traditional with this, and actually get a *nightcap*, here's a place that sells them, and nightshirts as well.
posted by LN at 9:15 AM on December 2, 2008

I have a bucket hat type hat (without the brim) that was made from two layers of nappy polar fleece, loose fit. It is near perfect. big enough that you can pull it down over your eyes, or fold the rim up. Very warm. Not terribly fashionable, but during winter who the hell cares.
posted by edgeways at 9:39 AM on December 2, 2008

yeah a fleece hat works, a place like Old Navy usually has them for super cheap

(used to live in a freezing cold townhouse)
posted by citron at 10:00 AM on December 2, 2008

This covers your ears and stays on your head.
posted by desjardins at 11:09 AM on December 2, 2008

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