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Best Baby Winter Hat


A general rule for keeping yourself and your little ones warm is to dress with one layer more than you would normally wear to stay warm. For many, a hat is the perfect extra layer. Check out these adorable baby winter hats.  

This baby winter hat set is available in two sizes, newborn to nine months and 12 to 24 months. Choose from four simple colors. The hat features a velcro closure for under the chin and mittens with ribbed cuffs.

Choose from 15 different colors, this hat selection is sized to fit children from newborn to five years of age. Ties for under the chin keep the hat secure and ear flaps protect their little ears from the cold.

These pull-on baby winter hats are easy to slide onto your little one’s head and keep him warm. These hats are available in five sizes and can fit children from newborn to three years old.

Both the interior and exterior of these baby winter hats feature the same breathable, knit design. Although these are one-size hats, they’re intended to fit children from six months to 36 months.

These cute pastel color winter hats are made from a cotton-wool-acrylic blend. The cotton helps with moisture-wicking so your child’s head can stay warm and dry.


1. Does a baby need a winter hat?

Your baby may need a winter hat if you live in a region that has a cold winter season. Babies can get cold easily as their bodies have yet to learn to regulate temperature properly. Keeping their heads covered helps to protect them from losing heat from their head. When looking for infant outerwear, prioritize options that use softer materials since babies tend to have more sensitive skin than older kids or adults. Select thicker fabrics like fleece and sherpa textures to help keep your baby warm. 

2. Should babies wear beanies to bed?

No, they shouldn’t. A general rule is to only dress your baby in one layer more than you would wear. This means that if you were to go to bed in a nightshirt, you would only put a slightly thicker onesie on your baby. Hats can slip off during the night and can pose a health risk. When it comes to naps and bedtime, babies should sleep on their backs, on a firm mattress, with nothing else in the crib or bassinet except a fitted sheet to cover the mattress. 

3. Why do hospitals put hats on newborns?

Almost every hospital puts a thin, stretchy beanie on your baby shortly after they’re born. This is because the temperature difference from being in the womb to real life in a hospital can be a shock to the baby’s system. The womb is warm and moist and the outside world can be chilly and dry. Adding a layer of warmth can help little ones retain heat in those initial days. Once your baby arrives home, they won’t need a hat all the time unless it’s colder outside. 

4. How do I get my baby to wear a winter hat?

It can feel like a tall order to keep winter gear on your baby — especially since they can be so wriggly! But if it gets cold where you live, winter hats are a must for little ones. If you find that hats tend to slide off your baby’s head, because of friction or their little hands, consider investing in a hat with snaps or a tied closure of some type. This will create more resistance to keep your baby from wriggling out of it. Make sure you’re picking a hat that’s intended to fit your baby. Just like with baby clothes, baby hats are usually either one-size or segmented by age. 

About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.