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10 Best Winter Hats for Kids

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The best winter hats for kids need to stay on little baby heads, be stylish enough for teens, and keep everyone warm. Whether you’re planning a winter vacation in a cold destination or looking for something for everyday wear, we’ve found the best winter hats for kids of all ages.

Best Winter Hats for Babies

Zutano Unisex Baby Cozie Shaggy Hat; Courtesy of Amazon

1. Zutano Unisex Baby Cozie Shaggy Hat

This shaggy Zutano winter hat brings all the cuteness to a winter hat for babies. The kid’s clothing Zutano brand was started by a husband and wife team who has braved the cold winters in Vermont—so you know this hat is extra warm, too! The cotton band ensures plenty of comfort for your baby and the Sherpa fleece interior covers the ears for added cuteness. The winter hat has a Velcro closure and is machine washable. Amazon reviewers say this winter hat for babies can run a bit small, so make sure to size up.

Gerber Baby 5-Pack Caps; Courtesy of Amazon

2. Gerber Baby 5-Pack Caps

Get five hats for the price of one with the Gerber Baby 5-Pack Caps. These cotton baby hats fit babies between zero and 6 months old, with a cuffed edge for a comfortable, snug fit that will prevent them from falling off. Each hat in the set is a different color or pattern. These winter hats for babies are perfect for a cold day or for keeping a newborn warm and cozy on the way home from the hospital.

Best Winter Hats for Toddlers

3. Carter’s Cat Hat

This Carter’s Little Girls’ Pink Cat Hat is adorable for the little kitten in your life. This sherpa winter hat for toddlers features cute fuzzy ears and little mittens too! It comes in the color pink and fits toddlers from 2T to 4T.

Carhartt Kids’ Acrylic Watch Hat; Courtesy of Amazon

4. Carhartt Kids’ Acrylic Watch Hat

The Carhartt Kids Watch Hat offers the classic and simple Carhartt design to match the grown-up version. This stretchable winter hat for kids offers a rib-knit with a woven Carhartt label sewn into the wide cuffed front. It comes in a variety of colors and is made in the U.S. Note that it’s hand-wash only.

Alepo Winter Beanie Hat; Courtesy of Amazon

5. Alepo Winter Beanie Hat

The unisex Alepo Winter Beanie Hat is one size, but fits kids ages 2 to 9 years old (yes, really!), stretching with them as they grow. The thick, ribbed knit hat comes in a variety of neutral and bright colors and features a fluffy, faux fur pom pom on top. The inside of this winter hat for kids features a thick, soft, thermal fleece lining that will keep kids warm all winter long. Bonus: This winter hat comes in adult sizes, too!

Best Winter Hats for Preschoolers and Little Kids

Love Your Melon Kids Beanie; Courtesy of Amazon

6. Love Your Melon Kids Beanie

Did you know the Love Your Melon brand was created with the idea of putting a hat on the head of every child battling cancer in America? Love Your Melon achieved that goal with 45,000 hats and now 50 percent of sales from all of the brand’s products are given to nonprofits and charitable programming initiatives for children and families fighting cancer. The knit Love Your Melon Kids Beanie is made of 100-percent cotton yarn and features a brown leather patch logo on the front. This winter hat is designed for kids ages 3 to 6. Of course, adult sizes are also available.

The North Face Salty Dog Beanie; Courtesy of Amazon

7. The North Face Salty Dog Beanie

The North Face Salty Dog Beanie hat is ideal for kids who have a more uniquely sized head. This knit winter hat for kids features a cuff and comes in a one size fits all or a more shallow or deep fit. The shallow fit doesn’t cover the ears as much, while the deeper fit provides full ear coverage. It offers a snug fit that won’t slide off, and comes in dark colors such as black, gray and navy.

Best Winter Hats for Tweens

Sports Team Pom Knit Beanie; Courtesy of Dicks Sporting Goods

8. Sports Team Pom Knit Beanie

Your tweens will love sporting their favorite team on their head in one of these Team Pom Knit Beanie hats. The knitted winter hat is one size fits most and features a cuffed design. The team logo is raised on the front cuff and the team name stretches around the crown of the hat. The pom pom on top is a contrasting color to the lower portion of this winter hat for kids.

Best Winter Hats for Teens

FurTalk Winter Knitted Beanie Hat; Courtesy of Amazon

9. FurTalk Winter Knitted Beanie Hat

Ideal for teens who want to be fashionable this winter, the FurTalk Knitted Beanie Hat features a large, removable faux fur pom pom on top. This winter hat for teens fits most size heads and comes in a wide variety of neutral colors. Your teen will love this hat as a fashion statement (and for its intended purpose, to keep their head warm!).

Smartwool Unisex Cozy Cabin Hat; Courtesy of Amazon

10. Smartwool Unisex Cozy Cabin Hat

From the company that created Smartwool socks, this Smartwool winter hat is made of 53 percent Merino Wool, which allows the body to lock in heat and keep you warm, without making you sweat. Merino Wool is super soft, moisture-wicking, odor-neutralizing and thermoregulating. The single-layer knit hat covers ears and the interior headband liner keeps the hat in place. This versatile winter hat for teens is ideal for skiing and outdoor winter activities, and also works great as a base layer under a helmet.

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