Toddlers have cute little toddler heads, and they need cute little toddler winter hats to keep those noggins warm when it’s cold outside. We know you don’t want them feeling sad and cold in the winter, so we’ve put together a list of some super cute, cozy, and functional winter hats for toddlers that they’ll actually be willing to wear. (Hopefully… but no promises, kids do what they want—as you know.) Winter is officially upon us, so make sure you’re ready with your toddler winter boots, warm toddler sleep sacks, and more — it’s already snowing in some states, so it’s probably going to be a cold one this year!
Included are winter hat options for boys and girls, but of course your child can wear whatever color or style they want. We’re also including a selection of hats with ear flaps for climates that get insanely cold in the winter. And a win-win for kids — ear flaps also give them ample opportunity to pretend not to hear you and actually get away with it.
So, if you’re shopping for winter hats for your toddlers, this list should have you covered. Because ready or not, winter is coming.
Toddler Winter Hats for Girls
Double layering makes this hat thick and cozy with the exact amount of coverage your kiddo needs this winter. Parents love this hat because it’s free of Azo colorants, which some studies have shown to have a negative effect on health. They’re also tested by tested by SGS which is the world’s leading inspection, so you know you’re being extra safe and responsible. Sizes available: 1-6 years.
If your little is into everything sprinkles and rainbows, they’ll love this cute fleece-lined hat. This one size fits all (dimensions are 8” x 7.5”) beanie is as adorable as it is functional.
With over 1,500 5-star reviews and as a #1 Amazon Best Seller, this knitted bobble hat has the seal of approval from kids—or at least their parents. It comes in 31 stylish colors. This hat will fit little ones up to 8 years old.
A knit hat with chin ties, a pom-pom, and embroidered floral motifs make this winter hat from Zara pretty perfect for winter wear, holiday parties, and social media family photos. Sizes available include: 1-3 years, and 3-5 years.
If your little one is obsessed with unicorns (or anything magical, really) they’ll love this Unicorn Sherpa Trapper Hat from Gap. Not only will it let them express themselves, but it’ll keep them warm too!
There won’t be any argument about who’s hat is who’s after you get these adorable beanies for your little ones. Each beanie comes in various color combinations and have a stitched letter (you have your choice from A to Z) right in the middle.
Toddler Winter Hats for Boys
Carhartt’s classic beanie in toddler size? Yes, please! You can buy this hat in sizes for the whole family to add some matchy-matchy fun to your winter wardrobe.
These hats won’t keep your toddler warm enough in the dead of winter, but they’re great for days that are just regular levels of cold. You get three hats for the price of one, which is great, because chances are your toddler will lose at least two of them before the season is over.
This cozy little hat by Nolan Originals has adorable rainbow stripes and a navy blue pom pom on top. It also comes with a pair of matching gloves which is always a plus. Right now, 2T-4T and 12-24M sizes are available, which should fit most babies and toddlers.
This adorable soft yarn- knitted hat is shaped like a raccoon, which honestly is reason enough to add it to your child’s winter gear collection. It’s currently available in sizes for new borns all the way up to 5 years.
Toddler Winter Hats with Ear Flaps
A cream-colored fleece-lined knit hat with two adorable pom pop toppers. This hat is adorable and perfect for dress-up occasions, but is also super functional. Hat head sizes include 3-9. months, 9-24 months, and 2-6 years.
You really can’t go wrong with Carhartt hats. This super cute brown hat is sherpa-lined, and it has a chin strap to keep as much warmth in as possible.
This fleece-lined hat is great because not only does it have ear flaps, but it also comes in several non-cheesy designs—which we all know is sometimes hard to come by with toddler gear. From stripes, to dinosaurs to stars, this is a practical hat your kid will actually love. Plus, its elastic closure ensures comfort and a perfect fit. Hats fit up to 10 years, but hurry — these ones are going fast.
Head/scarf combos are great because they keep your child’s head, ears, face, and neck warm without dealing with losing a scarf in approximately 30 seconds. This one is lined with 100% cotton, comes in several color options, and has over 1,000 positive reviews. Plus, it makes for a good mask. Sizes include 3-24 months up until 5 years.
If you’re looking for the *classic* ear flap winter hat (think Fargo), this one will win you all the Instagram likes. More importantly, it keeps you kid’s noggin and ears nice and toasty during a harsh winter. This cozy, sherpa-lined fleece hat that comes with matching mittens and comes in red buffalo plaid, blue buffalo plaid, charcoal gray buffalo plaid, and a few other solid colors. Sizes range from 6-18 months up until 2-3 years — but hurry because these are selling quickly.
This hat comes in two cute designs: pink hearts and blue stars. Both are fleece-lined with strings to help keep those little ears warm. Your little one can also wear it with or without the chinstrap, but we do appreciate a chinstrap at least holding on to the hat (S/o to mamas out there with babies who will fling anything and everything off their heads into the abyss). Sizes 6-24 months to Large (older than 5 years) are available.
This ushanka trapper hat will protect your toddler’s head and ears from the brutal weather, plus it’s super stylish and comes in several color options. It’s made of faux fur and has a chin strap to keep it from constantly falling off. This hat is perfect for infants to six-year-olds, but it’s selling quickly.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the cutest toddler hat… maybe ever? An adorable aviator winter hat to keep your child warm, cozy, and fully prepared to come in for a landing.
When it comes to comfort, North Face knows how to get it done. This sweet hat isn’t just soft and cozy, but according to several reviews, kids actually keep it on. Sizes available: Small and Medium.
If you and your family are planning on spending a lot of time outdoors (think skiing, snowboard, and other wintertime activities) your toddler is going to need a heavy duty hat. This one is made from dacron material, which is soft but extremely durable, and keeps you warm. It also covers up the nose, which is helpful not only during COVID times, but windy times, too (everyone loooves a red, snotty nose during winter time, *not*). The two draw strings on each side let you tighten the hat across the forehead and the other allows you to tighten it across the nose. This fits kids 3-12 years old.