Popular Welding Caps, Hats, Bandanas and Doo Rags

If you are a welder like me, you are probably looking for welding caps that look good and protect your head at the same time. Besides being an additional style item, welding caps can regulate temperature, take up the sweat and protect you from weld sparks.

Of course, there are numerous ways to style yourself and a good alternative to do so are welding hats, bandanas and doo rags.

Directly picked from Amazon’s top seller list, I chose my personal 3 favorite welding caps.

Revco BC5W-BK Armor cotton welding cap

Welding cap made by Black Stallion with 100% cotton and double layer protection.

When you already own other Black Stallion products like their gloves and jacket, this welding cap will perfectly match with BSX jacket and gloves.

$9.03
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Miller Genuine Arc Armor Ghost Skulls Welding Cap

Miller, a well-known manufacturer of quality welding clothes made this welding cap. Excellent for welders coming directly from hell.

Because it is made of cotton, it provides good comfort and breathability.

$17.95
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Lincoln Electric K3203-ALL All American Welding Cap Red White & Blues

Designed with stars and stripes, Lincoln’s welding cap is perfect for all patriotic welders. Made of 100% cotton this cap is comfortable and also has air-cushioned inserts inside the cap to absorb sweat.

$11.08 $11.10
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BSX Black Stallion AH1630 welding cap

The AH1630 welding cap made by Black Stallion is a cap that provides extra neck protection during welding. It is made of durable flame-resistant thread.

Take a look at the following video to see the cap in action:

$11.50 $19.33
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Lincoln Electric Black Large Flame-Resistant Welding Beanie

A welding beanie that protects the top of your head from weld spatter and sparks. Lincoln makes these beanies out of cotton to provide maximum breathability.

As a big plus, this beanie is flame-resistant thus provides an extra of protection to the welder.

Lincolns beanie is perfect to use below a welding helmet to provide additional wear comfort.

$3.49 $3.66
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Bandanas and doo rags for welding

Some professionals prefer bandanas or doo rags for welding.

Black Stallion – BSX BC5D-BK Firerag

Washable doo rag made of flame-resistant cotton and built-in sweatband. If you already own clothing from BSX, this doo rag will perfectly match it.

$6.30
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Lincoln Electric flame-resistant welding doo rag

Distributed by Lincoln Electric, this flame-resistant welding doo rag is made of cotton. Because it provides a cushion for your welding helmet, wearing it below your welding helmet increases your personal comfort.

$7.00
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AP-6710 flame-resistant welding doo rag

The AP-6710 is a popular doo rag that protects the top of your head from heat and weld spatter. Thanks to flame resistant cotton this doo rage provides maximum protection and breathability.

You can either wear it below a welding helmet or just without. This doo rag is tied in the back but I guess in contrast to the seller description it is not one size fits all. So make sure to get the size you need.

$7.95
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Winter liner for welding

An additional winter liner will improve thermal retention and moisture wicking. Take a look at the following liner which fit under helmets

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Welding caps – buying Guide

In my opinion, it is better to look rather cool than odd. So the first thing I recommend you is to choose a cool design that fits you and your style.

2nd, breathable material that absorbs sweat and heat is a plus.

Moreover, you should look for flame retardant material if you plan to use your welding cap without additional protection against spark and spatter. It just hurts when molten metal sits on your hat and slowly burns through it.

Also check if the cap is washable, because some caps lose the flame resistance when washed. In addition, measure the size of your head and get a cap that fits your size.

Another plus is when the cap is designed to cover your neck for additional protection.

In my eyes, you don’t have to take an extra look at the price because the caps are very affordable.

5 Things to consider before buying a welding cap

  • Choose cool design
  • Take breathable material
  • Consider flame-retardant material
  • Consider correct sizing
  • Think about optional neck protection

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Welding caps – sizes

How to determine head circumference (cap size)

To determine your head size, take a tape measure or a string that you will wrap around your head. Do this approximately 1/8″ above your ear. The band should be where the cap will sit. Don’t fit it too tight or too loose.

Get the measured value and compare it in the sizing table below.

If the length that you measure is between two sizes, choose the next largest size.

Sizing table

Use this sizing table to check correct cap size. Be reminded: Sizes can vary depending on the manufacturesr.

Head Circumference (Inches)Cap Size
21"6 3/4
21 3/8"6 7/8
21 3/4"7
22 1/4"7 1/8
22 5/8"7 1/4
23"7 3/8
23 1/2"7 1/2
24"7 5/8
24 1/2"7 3/4

Difference between crown depths

Standard welding caps come with a standard 7″ crown depth (=traditional fit) that sits on top of your ears.

Some welding caps with a 7 1/2″ crown depth will also cover your ear.

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Welding caps alternatives

As an alternative to welding caps, you should check out our cool welding helmets or welding beanies.

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