Half Beanies cover more of your head and are extra thick. You'll love how warm they are. The nice thing is that you can have your hair pulled up while wearing them (unlike regular beanies). You can choose to have a button back or a stitched back. A button back is nice if you have longer hair and wear it pulled up because you can wrap the beanie around your head without messing up your hair. If you have shorter hair a stitched back works nice.