A proper hunting hat is a very individual sartorial choice. Based on individual needs, climate, terrain, and temperature, the hunting hat might simply be a billed baseball cap, or it might be a fur-lined cap with ear flaps, made of natural or synthetic materials. For years I wore a standard baseball cap, but learned that I needed a brim that would keep rain off the back of my neck. (Yes, folks, it rains in Louisiana.) While I'm not apt to be out in the driving rain, I might certainly find myself in a sudden shower, or more likely in a misting rain. I don't like ear flaps, generally because as I've approached my dotage, I've become increasingly more deaf. I don't hear things that I used to hear, and I don't need anything covering my ears. If it's that cold, I'm going to build a fire.
However, several years ago I found a hunting hat that suits me to a tee. Right down to the core. It keeps my head warm, is fairly stylish, and sets the proper tone for an old man in the woods.