Time to bundle up your wee one? Hats are an essential part of baby’s winter wardrobe. But wait, don’t just go for the cute hat with bunny ears. Performance matters most. Below is a selection of winter hats for babies and toddlers that are not only cute, but also warm, soft and easy to get on (and that stay on!).
1. Toddlers’ L.L.Bean Hi-Pile Hat ~ $19
6 months to 4 years
Made from the same material as L.L.Bean’s Uber-popular fleece jacket, this hat is sure to keep your little one’s ears and head super warm. We love the ears for extra cute factor!
2. Gypsy and Loic Hats ~ $25
3 Months – 6 years
Hip. Whimsical. Warm. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Last year, my son wouldn’t go anywhere without his Gypsy and Loic monkey hat. Thanks to its velcro strap, these hats really stay put. Made in the U.S.A. from plush, brushed 100% recycled fabrics doubled at the ears for warmth.
3. Zutano Infant Cozie Shaggy Hat ~ $25 (on sale for $17.50)
Another mom-favorite, this cute, affordable machine washable hat has warm ear flaps and faux fur.
4. The North Face Baby Nugget Beanie ~ $26
Recommended by many of the moms we surveyed is this fleece beanie from The North Face, which is made of super soft fleece and velcros under the chin to STAY PUT.
5. Azarxis Kids Balaclava Ski Mask ~ $16.99
Made of fleece, this fun animal ski mask will cover your tot’s head, ears and neck! You can also adjust the size, which means it can last you a while.
Two beanies in one? Yes, please! This Patagonia hat has sweater-knit recycled polyester on one side and high-pile 30% recycled polyester fleece on the other. Maximum warmth, maximum cuteness guaranteed.
0 month to 4 years
This super soft hat won’t ever slide off of your little one’s head. We love the odd combo of bear ears and rainbow stripes.
8. Columbia Tiny Animal Beanie II ~ $25
How about them cat ears? This hat is so cute and a fun alternative to the ubiquitous beard ears. Your toddler will love it!