Best Golf Beanies 2022

We pick out some of our favorite golf beanies to keep you warm when the temperatures plummet

Best Golf Beanies
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Best Golf Beanies

There are many who believe that the part of the body that loses the most heat is the head. Scientifically speaking, it is debatable wheter this is factually correct, but what cannot be denied is that the best golf hats out there, especially beanies, can help you retain body warmth. 

Beanies, much like some of the best golf waterproofs, help to create a sense of security, warmth, and elemental protection. A good beanie takes your mind off the cold and helps you focus on your golf game. To put it simply, every single golfer should have a beanie hat ready to use when the weather turns nasty.

In this piece, we take a look at some of the best golf beanies on the market, with there also being plenty of options available in our best golf caps and best golf wind jackets guides.

Best Golf Beanies

The Titleist Cable Knit Pom Pom in grey on a white background

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Titleist Cable Knit Pom Pom Beanie

Specifications

Size: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (White, Grey, Sky)

Reasons to buy

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Soft fit
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Three nice colors

Reasons to avoid

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Perhaps not as breathable as some on this list

The Titleist Cable Knit Pom Pom Beanie is the perfect accessory for cold days on the golf course. Firstly, it looks great thanks to the cable knit design and three lovely colors, while the soft knit fabric delivers excellent thermal insulation. As we've come to expect from Titleist, who produce some of the best golf bags and best golf drivers, this is a high-quality, durable golf hat that will last you the whole winter and many more to come. 

The adidas Font Beanie in blue on a white background

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adidas Font Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 5 (Blue, Black, Olive, Navy, Sky)

Reasons to buy

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Soft and snug 
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Good combination of warmth and style 

Reasons to avoid

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Obvious branding won't be for everyone

Thanks to a fleece lining and Cold.Rdy technology, this Font beanie from adidas fits comfortably on most heads, with the longer design having no issues in covering the ears.

Additionally, whilst some may not like the obvious adidas branding and lettering on the hat, we did especially in the black and navy designs. This beanie is also made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials so you can do your bit for the environment too. This also features in the best adidas golf shirts, so you know it is extremely affective.

A golfer wears the Puma P Removeable Pom Beanie in red

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Puma P Removeable Pom Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 2 (White/Black, Red/Black)

Reasons to buy

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Doubles as a beanie hat
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Soft and warm

Reasons to avoid

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Only two colors

The P Removable Pom Beanie has got you covered through the frosty mornings into the windy afternoons. We found it to be very warm, comfortable and surprisingly wind resistant. 

Along with the looks, the bobble, or pom, can be removed to make it look like a beanie hat, which works surprisingly well in practice. Featuring the renowned Puma P on its front, Puma is known for producing some of the best golf hats and, with the P Removable Pom Beanie, it blends practicality with style, so you'll not only be feeling warm out on the course, but looking good too!

The Callaway Classic Winter Bobble Hat in blue on a white background

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Callaway Classic Winter Bobble Hat

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Gray; Black; Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Great color choice
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Fleexe lining keeps the wind out

Reasons to avoid

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May be a little thick for some golfers

An excellent choice to keep the wind at bay, this Callaway Classic Winter Bobble hat is an impressive addition to this list that prioritizes warmth and comfort. Featuring the same quality and innovative design features we've grown to know and love from Callaway, this impressive product features a fleece-lined interior that adds to the insulation from its woolen outer layer. This stylish offering will help you look the part on the course and also comes in three very trendy colorways.

The Footjoy Beanie in grey on a white background

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FootJoy Knit Winter Beanie Hat

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Gray; Black; Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight 
+
Great value 
+
Thermal insluation

Reasons to avoid

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Not the thickest hat meaning it may not be the best for sub-zero temperatures

FootJoy are renowned as one of the best golf apparel manufacturers in the game at the moment. Producing some of the best golf shoes and best golf gloves, FootJoy has also ventured into the hat game and has produced this excellent hat for cold and windy days on the course. 

While it's not the best for sub-zero climates, the soft knit fabric on this hat provides thermal insulation that will keep you comfortable on the course. It also comes with a moisture-wicking system that will remove the sweat or any moisture from your brow. As this is also quite a lightweight offering, it is one of the best beanies to keep in your golf bag to whip out when the conditions go cold on the course.

The Ping Dale Knitted Winter Beanie Hat in grey on a white background

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Ping Dale Knitted Winter Beanie Hat

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Navy; Gray; Black)

Reasons to buy

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Lightweight
+
Comfortable
+
Classic beanie style 

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the most colorful hat on this list

Ping are one of the most recognized brands in golf, with the company producing a number of the best golf drivers, best golf irons and even best golf putters that money can buy. It's not just clubs where they excel though, as they also offer fantastic apparel, with this stylish and practical beanie being a great addition to any golfer's wardrobe. 

Built for chilly days on the course, the Dale Knitted Winter Beanie will protect your head from the wind and rain in the colder months of the year. It comes in a classic beanie style too, with no bobble, which delivers a no nonsense and fantastic look for any player who likes to keep things simple out on the course. 

The J.Lindeberg Strike! Beanie Hat in black with a white lightning bolt

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J.Lindeberg Strike! Beanie Hat

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 1 (Black)

Reasons to buy

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Cool logo on the front 
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Made from a super comfortable wool material

Reasons to avoid

-
Not the best for when it gets wet on the golf course

J.Lindeberg produce some of the best designer golf gear on the market and this offering is a simple yet stunning beanie hat that will help you look the business on the course. 

Featuring an all black design and a cool lightning bolt symbol on its front, this beanie will keep you warm but look cool out on the course. It is made from a premium textured wool that delivers optimum warmth for even more comfort.

The Srixon Winter Beanie Hat in grey on a white background

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Srixon Winter Beanie Hat

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 2 (Gray; Black)

Reasons to buy

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Thick cotton material 
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Very comfortable over 18 holes
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Moisture wicking

Reasons to avoid

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May come up a bit large on people with smaller heads

Looking for something bulky that will keep your head and ears warm in the coldest conditions? This might be the beanie for you! This offering from Srixon is a super thick and durable offering that is made from 98% cotton and 2% spandex.

It is extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and, because it is so thick, it will keep your head at a perfect temperature throughout your round. Additionally, it also features moisture wicking properties that will help keep the rain at bay when you're on the course. 

The Wilson Staff PomPom Winter beanie in white with Wilson written in black on the front

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Wilson Staff PomPom Winter beanie

Specifications

Size: One size fits all
Color: 1 (White)

Reasons to buy

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Insulating interior layer
+
Excellent comfort

Reasons to avoid

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White colorway can get dirty easily

Looking for a comfortable hat that will provide great insulation? This double layered beanie from Wilson Staff will keep your head snug and warm with its superb insulating properties. 

It features an 100% acrylic interior lining, that keeps your head toasty warm, but also comes in a white colorway that will help you stand out on dreary days on the course. 

The Lacoste Knitted Winter Beanie Cap in grey, with a green crocodile on it

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Lacoste Knitted Winter Beanie Cap

Specifications

Size: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Grey; Black; Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Available in several colors 
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Classic Lacost logo
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Excellent design

Reasons to avoid

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Sits at a very high pricing point 

A great hat for those who after the designer names, with this offering from Lacoste an excellent designer golf hat that oozes style, as well as some top-quality performance-enhancing features that will help keep you feeling warm and cozy on the course.  

The ping camo knit beanie hat in dark blue and black

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Ping Camo Knit Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Blue, Greystone, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Stylish looks
+
Fits a variety of head sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Not the softest

Want something a little different from your beanie? Well, Ping have got you covered with this Camo Knit design. It has a bold camo print which definitely boosts the shelf appeal and it has three distinct colors to enjoy as well.

The polyester design is also sure to keep your head warm too thanks to Ping's Sensorwarm technology, which allows maximum thermal warmth but won't let the wearer feel too hot or overheated.

The Under Armour storm cgi winter golf beanie in grey

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Under Armour Storm CGI Winter Golf Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 2 (Blue, Grey)

Reasons to buy

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Snug but comfortable fit
+
Subtle but stylish

Reasons to avoid

-
Only two colors

Like their golf shoes, Under Armour gear always comes loaded with technology and this beanie is no exception. The brand's Storm technology repels water without sacrificing breathability while the quilted fleece exterior fabric is durable and comfortable. 

The textured waffle knit interior fabric traps heat for extra warmth and the brand's ColdGear Infrared technology uses a soft, thermo-conductive coating to absorb and retain your body heat. It comes in two colors and wicks moisture away quickly, making it ideal if the temperatures rise suddenly or you're feeling the pressure. 

The TaylorMade Bobble Beanie in grey and black

TaylorMade Bobble Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Black, Navy, Red)

Reasons to buy

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Cool design 
+
Performs with the best of them  

Reasons to avoid

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Quite bulky

The TaylorMade Bobble Winter Beanie Hat is one of the best beanies on the market and a perfect choice to keep your head warm as it is highly functional and has a stylish design. Its thermal fleece-lined construction ensures that none of the chilly air makes it through to your head leaving you to focus fully on hitting quality golf shots. 

The TravisMathew Prevailing Winds Golf Beanie in grey

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TravisMathew Prevailing Winds Golf Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 2 (Blue Nights, Heather Grey)

Reasons to buy

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Versatile to be used anywhere
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Very snug and warm

Reasons to avoid

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Woven feel won't be for everyone

Want a beanie that can be used on and off the golf course? Well, TravisMathew are a good brand to consider, with the Prevailing Winds model we picked certainly suiting any environment that you are in.

It is as warm as it looks too, thanks to the woven construction and acrylic fabrics included in this beanie. It comes in two colors, midnight blues and heather grey. It really is a very cool-looking beanie to have out on the course. 

The Glenmuir Malabar Beanie in black

Glenmuir Malabar Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 4 (Blue, Navy, Grey, Black)

Reasons to buy

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Fleece-lining for warmth 
+
Water-resistant finish 

Reasons to avoid

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Bit of a bland design

Founded in 1891, the Scottish company Glenmuir knows a thing or two about making warm golf attire. This Malabar hat is one such example as it is made from soft, merino wool, along with Thinsulate thermal fleece lining for excellent insulation. 

It also wicks moisture away and has a water-resistant finish so it breathes out excess moisture but won’t permit any in. If you're planning on playing in the rain, you should certainly think about checking this beanie out, as well as some of the best waterproofs.

The FootJoy Pom Pom Beanie in black, blue and grey

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FootJoy Pom Pom Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 5 (Black/Blue, Navy/Red, Black/Lime, Navy, Grey)

Reasons to buy

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Thick and warm 
+
Quick-drying 

Reasons to avoid

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Some may prefer a lighter beanie

FootJoy features yet again, as this hat is made from 100% acrylic which makes it quick-drying and easily washed without concern. The warmth and comfort comes from the soft-fleece inner lining and the four different colors will suit different taste's. Out of the four colors, the navy and sky colorway is our favorite. 

The Galvin Green Decker Beanie in blue

Galvin Green Decker Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 2 (Black, Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Windproof yet breathable 
+
Sustainable model 

Reasons to avoid

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Perhaps not as warm as other beanies

Made from sustainable fabrics, this Decker hat comes in a couple of colors and features good thermal insulation. The fabric is also stretchy and lightweight which, as a result, can be stored in the smallest of spaces in your golf bag. 

The Mizuno breath thermo beanie in white

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Mizuno Breath Thermo Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (White, Blue, Deep Navy)

Reasons to buy

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Generates heat 
+
Revolutionary tech  

Reasons to avoid

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Quite long design

One of our favorite golf models and best golf beanies out there, this is available in four colors and is constructed with Mizuno's revolutionary Breath Thermo thermal fabric. As a result of the material used, it is a heat-generating fabric with a thermal insulation mechanism that absorbs body moisture and uses it to generate heat. 

The Puma P Circle Patch Beanie in grey

Puma P Circle Patch Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Thyme, Peacoat, High Rise)

Reasons to buy

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Sporty, cool design with three nice color options 
+
Good stretchy fabric 

Reasons to avoid

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Solid but not inspiring model

Puma apparel usually stands out from the crowd when it comes to producing the likes of the best golf shoes, but the brand has shown restraint with this golf beanie.

That being said, we like the three color choices and the stripes give a sporty look that is becoming more at home on the golf course. Made from 98% cotton and 2% elastane, it stretches nicely and provides ample warmth. 

The Under Armour Big Logo Pom Beanie in black

Under Armour Big Logo Pom Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Red, Blue and Black)

Reasons to buy

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Moisture wicking 
+
Durable stretch construction 

Reasons to avoid

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Color choice isn't great

Under Armour has often led the way when it comes to clothing with moisture-management and we love the fact this hat features much of that technology too. This beanie is constructed with a material that wicks sweat and dries really fast, this means you are in for a comfortable experience out on the golf course.

The ProQuip Bobble Hat Beanie in blue and black

ProQuip Bobble Hat Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 2 (Blue and Black)

Reasons to buy

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Warm and windproof 
+
Good value compared to other models 

Reasons to avoid

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Only two colors to choose from

A classic golf bobble hat from ProQuip, this beanie can help you out on cold days thanks to wind-proofing and warmth. The blue and black colorway also offers something a little different and will help players stand out a little more on the course. What's more, it is excellent value for money and a great option for any player wanting to look good on the course for a great price. 

The Titleist Merino Wool Performance Beanie in black with white writing

Titleist Merino Wool Performance Beanie

Specifications

Sizes: One size fits all
Colors: 3 (Black, Navy, Grey)

Reasons to buy

+
Good thermal insulation 
+
Tour proven 

Reasons to avoid

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Can be quite tight

A beanie commonly used by the world's best players, usually during The Open Championship or other events in the United Kingdom, this Titleist Performance model features a premium merino wool fabric that delivers excellent thermal insulation for golfers, whilst featuring Titleist Tour branding for added style.

How we test golf beanies

When it comes to golf apparel, we take the testing process very seriously. Whether we are sent a product or buy it ourselves, we put everything through its paces to ensure we can provide thorough and reliable advice on each product. Our writer, Sam Tremlett, heads up the apparel sections of our website, while every member of the Golf Monthly team is an avid golfer and as such, knows what does and doesn't make for a good piece of golf equipment.

As far as our methodology goes, we review all golf beanies properly, which means we have used each one across multiple rounds and in practice to assess every aspect of its performance. For example, if a beanie hat claims to be the best insulating golf beanie, we will put that claim to the test to see whether the beanie does keep you warm in the coldest of conditions. 

Specifically, for golf beanies, we test each one to assess how its design features can benefit you on the course. This comprehensive testing style is not just exclusive to beanies as we test with the same level of thoroughness across all gear categories. It is important to also note that all our products are rigorously tested and that no manufacturer can buy a good review. 

What to consider when buying a golf beanie

So, still wondering which golf beanie is right for you? Well, while you might think a golf beanie is a pretty simple piece of clothing, in fact, there are many different styles and types of beanie on the market. And with manufacturers pouring all sorts of technology into each golf beanie, that means there are many different factors to consider when purchasing a new golf beanie. For that reason, we've set out five points below that you should bare in mind when buying your next golf beanie. 

Style

What kind of beanie hat do you want? Do you want one with a bobble or one with a turned-up design? Or just a classic beanie style? Have a think about this and choose accordingly because your style always plays a big factor in how well you perform on the course.

Material

Next, it is important to know what kind of material you want the hat to be made of. Manufacturers use lots of fabrics and materials these days, including polyester, cotton and even spandex! Each can offer different levels of warmth and comfort, depending on what kind of climate you're playing in. For that reason, it's definitely worth knowing what type of beanie you find the most comfortable on your head and then picking a model made from that material. 

Protection 

The whole point of a beanie hat is to protect you from the elements and keep your head warm, so if you currently have a model that you know isn't performing as well as it should, then an upgrade is definitely needed. We all know how important a good hat is in the cold and wind to both keep you warm and focused on your game, so it makes sense to invest in a beanie designed to deal with both.  

Comfort

Comfort is also an important consideration because if a beanie is uncomfortable and distracting, how can you expect to shoot your best score? Therefore, it is worth trying on a variety of models to see how they fit on your head and how they feel when imitating a golf swing. 

Color 

No longer do golf hats have to be boring and drab designs these days. As the models above show, you can get lots of different colors and designs, so it is purely a case of picking something you like. 

While its wise to carry a beanie with you in your bag in case the weather turns for the worse, we'd also recommend having a couple of other golf hats in your wardrobe to help protect you from the elements. 

For example, if you regularly play in hot conditions, then you should consider picking up a golf baseball cap to help protect you from the sun's glare. On the other hand, you might also want to pick up a golf bucket hat to protect you from any unexpected downpours or when the sun might be a little too much on the course.

FAQ's

What material should a golf beanie be made from?

Usually, you will find an acrylic - synthetic fiber or cotton in a beanie, as it easier to clean, holds heat in well and provides a comfortable fit for all head sizes.

What is a golf beanie?

A golf beanie is a type of hat that usually sits over your ears to help protect you from the wind and cold. They are used most often during the cold, winter months as a way of trapping heat in. Some beanies have a classic shape but some also come with bobbles and upturned cuffs. 

Can you wear a beanie to a golf course?

Yes and we actively encourage doing this when the weather is cold and windy. A golf beanie is an excellent way of keeping yourself warm when the weather takes a turn and no other style of hat is as good as a beanie at dealing with the cold. 

Can golf beanies be worn in the rain?

Depending on the material, yes, golf beanie hats can be worn in the rain. Some beanies are made from water-repelling materials that can keep your head dry in light rain. Ultimately though, as beanies are made from thick soluble materials, they can get saturated pretty quickly, so it may be better to wear a bucket hat, or even shelter yourself with an umbrella when the rains come.