Choosing a hat for a baby is a great challenge.
It's best to start from determining the size. First, you need to measure head circumference of your baby. Most European manufacturers use head circumference in their size charts. How to measure head circumference of a baby? It's simple. All you need is a measuring tape. Wrap it around the head just above the ears. It should touch the middle of the forehead and the back of the head.
Once you know the size, think about what type of hat you need for your baby.
Choosing the right hat for your baby - step by step.
What type of hat to choose?
Your Little One keeps pulling the hat off? Or maybe she's wiggling her head? Hats with strings are the best solution here. They protect the head and keep the ears covered. In the first months, this is a must-have accessory.
Beanies, on the other hand, are comfortable and, most importantly, stylish. Every child will look adorable in a beanie. What's important is that this type of hat doesn't have pom-poms, so it's not a nuisance when you're trying to pull on a hood of an overall or jacket.
However, pom-poms are so cute - same as your baby when she's wearing them! Small or large, you can choose from a wide variety of pom-poms and hat models. Here you'll find hats with or without strings, slightly elongated or not. A hat with a beautiful pom-pom will always add a magical charm to the winter style of your Little One.
What material for the hat to choose?
Wool hats will perfectly protect your baby from cold and bitter frost. Wool provides unique thermal insulation, so hats made from it will win the battle against any winter. Always remember to choose open weave hats. They are much better than those using other types of weave. If threads are too close to each other, there's no space for air. In addition to that, wool hats are antistatic and hypoallergenic. Wool hats are our number one.
Acrylic hats will also make your baby warm. Acrylic is a durable and relatively flexible material also known as synthetic wool. However, it has a tendency to accumulate static electricity so there may be a shock when taking the hat off. Only some manufacturers use high quality acrylic that doesn't pill and effectively reduces static electricity buildup on hair by using cotton lining. Acrylic is less breathable, making it much worse at moving sweat away from the skin. So what are the advantages of acrylic? Mostly its price and the fact that it's hypoallergenic and doesn't irritate the skin. It also doesn't lose its shape and it's easy to clean
With or without lining?
With lining! Especially for babies. Hats with lining are great at protecting against cold, fit better and, thanks to cotton, the hair of your Little One will always be in place. Even if you choose an acrylic hat, your baby will be protected and static electricity will not accumulate. Hats with cotton lining have one more huge advantage. The head of your Little One will not sweat and will always be touching a natural material.
Now that you know about the 3 steps, all you need to do is choose the style, colour and pattern. And also some additional decisions - should it fit the jacket? Should I also get a scarf to fit or buy it separately? Or should I make the hat a striking accessory that will stand out from an otherwise balanced style?
But that's just pleasure. After all, we enjoy dressing our Little Ones to make them look beautiful! We love it!