Sport Science does the concept one better by mixing in 10% merino wool with 90% good old dead dinosaur based polyester. The end result is a hat that has the wicking performance of fleece with the flat-nap look of a high-end wool product.
The earband is double thick for a little extra warmth just where you want it. The entire inside is a familiar fleece feel, i.e. nice and soft. If you're looking for a dome that you can wear from backcountry to boardwalk the Beanie will do you right, especially the all-black version that looks extra-haute. Just remember to carefully take a seam ripper to the little yellow tab, which is a bit scratchy.