The 10 Best Baby Hats

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Though there is no doubt a baby looks precious in a cute hat, it is important to keep your little one’s head warm and cozy on chilly days and protected when the sun is shining. We've put together a varied selection of caps, beanies and other headgear for your perusal. They come in a wide range of comfortable fabrics and fun designs, and many are stylish enough to make for Instagram-worthy photos. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. I Play. By Green Sprouts 25044

2. Copper Pearl Top Knot Beanie

3. Redess Knit Caps

Editor's Notes

June 11, 2020:

In today’s update, we replaced the I Play Sun Bucket with the more readily available I Play. By Green Sprouts 25044. This new addition will keep your little beach lover safe from the sun’s harmful rays, thanks to its UPF 50+ construction. It comes down on the sides and back to provide plenty of ear and neck coverage. It sports adjustable elastic around the head that cinches with a cute yellow star fastener, as well as a tie strap that secures it underneath the chin. It conveniently comes with a moisture-wicking lining and is machine washable. To round out the list a little, which had been light on sun hats, we removed the PanDaDa Aviator and added in the Jan & Jul Gro-with-Me, which features an adjustable drawstring closure that allows you to use it for multiple seasons, and it’s also available in sizes that can be worn by newborns up to kids who are 12 years old. It’s lightweight and folds up compactly, so it’ll fit into a pocket or a bag effortlessly. This one also provides UPF 50 sun protection, and it’s available in solids as well as fun prints that include strawberries, pineapples, stripes, and more.

We also added the Copper Pearl Top Knot Beanie, which features a cute top knot, which is all the rage in baby fashions these days. It’s also a practical choice, as you can loosen the knot, accordingly, as your baby grows. This one also comes in your choice of patterns that include stars, monkeys, castles, cookies, and several more. It boasts a comfortable polyester and spandex band and comes packaged nicely, so it’s easy to insert it into a gift bag before a baby shower or a visit to a new parent. Our list also features plenty of warm winter hats, like the Redess Knit Caps, a set of three, each featuring a different color, so you’ll likely have one to match most of your baby’s outfits. You can choose from among six different sets, and each comes backed by a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. For an attractive set of matching winter hats for both you and your baby, look to the Oenbopo Parent-Child, which feature a stylish cable knit construction, with furry pom poms on top. For truly Instagram-worthy photos, you can’t go wrong with either the Bienvenu Skull Cap or the Xiaohawang Beanie, both of which also provide plenty of coverage to keep your little one warm and toasty.

For cold weather necessities that would pair well with these winter hats, see our list of best baby snowsuits, and for beach and pool accessories to go along with these sun hats, check out our lists of best baby floats and best beach toys for toddlers. For safety’s sake, experts recommend you remove hats or bonnets from a baby as soon as you come indoors or enter your warm car, since babies regulate their temperature through their heads. Babies should not be put to sleep wearing a hat.

Special Honors

Gap Baby Denim Bucket Hat This soft and stretchy blue hat is available in four sizes to accommodate anyone from newborns to children two years of age. It’s made of sturdy 100% cotton with a medium indigo wash. There’s stitching at the floppy brim and a strap with a hook-and-loop closure to keep it securely in place. It’s great for providing some shade from the sun and will have your youngster looking stylish at the same time.

Nautical Whale Reversible Hat & Diaper Cover This reversible hat and coordinating diaper cover are woven from pure cotton for comfort, and the playful whale pattern is great for warm summer days. It’s available in three sizes, and the sun hat features two ties and a Velcro closure. It’s conveniently machine washable, and monogramming is available in up to one character for the diaper cover. This set is also available in prints like sharks, rainbows, butterflies, hearts, and more.

4. Jan & Jul Gro-with-Me

5. Oenbopo Parent-Child

6. Bienvenu Skull Cap

7. Keepersheep Ushanka

8. Xiaohawang Beanie

9. JuDanzy Cabbie

10. Gerber Caps

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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