Depending on your child's age and stage of development, you might have one or many styles to choose from. Personal taste also comes into it! To help narrow it down a little, we created this little quiz to find the ultimate style for your child's needs! Afterwards, we'll break down the collections and styles in more detail so you have all the info at hand to make your decision. Good luck!
Our everyday collection made for the park, playground, adventuring, daycare and (at the moment) the backyard! Made from a super-stretchy cotton fabric, the hats are light and cosy on heads meaning kids forget they're wearing them, which is ideal for those a bit skeptical about wearing a hat! The sizing ranges from newborn up to teens and comes in four different styles: Legionnaire, Toddler Bucket, Classic Bucket and Ponytail Bucket. These hats are super stretchy so will grow with your child. All styles are rated UPF50+ and have stretchy chin straps with toggles to keep them in place while they're having fun!
Shop all Originals styles here.
Perfect for the pool, beach, sprinkler, kayaking and all other water fun! Our swim range is quick-drying and chlorine-friendly. If taken care of correctly, it won't stretch or fade - and no matter how wet those brims get, because they're made from a foam insert, they will not flop in faces, letting them see while they have fun in the sun - safely! This fabric is super stretchy and will grow with your child up to four centimetres. The sizing ranges from newborns up to teens and comes in three different styles: Legionnaire, Classic Bucket and Ponytail Bucket. There is no Toddler Bucket version of our swim hats because using the same felt insert in the brim as our Originals Toddler Buckets won't work with the water. It would flop when wet and that is a big no-no in our books! Kids with a head size of 50cm and below will fit into the legionnaire size; the Classic Buckets start from 52cm. Due to the fabric being made from nylon, this fabric does tend to be a little hotter on heads - if not worn at the water to cool down, heads will get really hot and sweaty, meaning our swim hats are not ideal for everyday wear. All swim styles are rated UPF50+ and coordinate beautifully with our plain coloured rash vests and most popular swimwear brands.
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For those who love their patterns and colours are little more subdued and are keen for reversible, adjustable styles, Heritage is for you! Made from an eco-friendly linen, all styles are fully reversible, giving you two hats for the price of one. If you love the matchy-matchy look, this is for you! We have a Ladies hat in this range too so you can coordinate with your kids! Styles in this range include the Flap Hat, Bonnet, Classic Bucket, Panelled Bucket and Ladies Sun Hat. All styles are rated UPF50+ to keep your family safe and stylish! Children's styles all feature beautiful linen chin ties to keep hats in place. They're elasticised so you can tie once and then gently stretch the strap to slip the hat on and off without having to constantly re-tie. The Flap Hat, Classic Bucket and Panelled Bucket are all adjustable so they'll grow with your child and give the perfect fit everytime.
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Legionnaire (Originals and Swim) A light, comfy style perfect for new babies and anyone a bit fussy when it comes to wearing hats. Due to the upright brim, little ones can see our easily (and the brim can be slightly tilted to block glare as required) and not having the hat in their eyeline means they forget they're wearing it, making them more inclined to NOT pull it off! The long flap keeps necks protected and is comfortable to lie on when in a pram or curled up in a carrier, which this hat is designed specifically for.
Toddler Bucket (Originals) Soft brims made with felt insert that introduce children to an angled brim they can see in their eyeline. The brim is soft so little ones still in a stroller a lot can sit comfortably back and the back of the brim will sit flat against their head. This is the ideal hat for little ones learning to sit up and toddle around. Please note due to the softer felt in the brim of the toddler hat, we were unable to make a toddler bucket version in our Swim hats. This is because if the felt gets wet it will just flop in eyes - something we consider a big no-no! So for younger babies and toddlers, a Swim Legionnaire is ideal, while the classic and ponytail buckets start at size 52cm.
Classic Bucket (Originals and Swim) Once those little adventurers are out of the pram more than they're in it, a classic bucket is the next step! Comfortable and stretchy, there is generous room in the crown and the hat has the classic bucket shape. The brim has a foam insert which means no matter how much wear (or water in the case of Swim hats) it gets, it won't flop in eyes meaning kids are protected - and can see the whole time! This style is not idea for kids in a stroller more often than not - the more rigid brim won't sit flat and instead will push the hat forward as they lean back which can cause discomfort and awareness, which leads to kids pulling their hats off.
Ponytail Bucket (Originals and Swim) Same as the Classic Bucket, this style is ideal for little adventurers who are out of the pram more than they're in it! Comfortable and stretchy, there is plenty of room in the feminine panelled crown and the best feature is our small slit at the back for long hair to slip through! The ponytail hole is designed for those who like to wear their hair in ponytails or braids but don't like the feel of a hat squashing them - this allows them to slip through comfortably AND allow those with a lot of hair to have a cooler neck.
Lounger Flap Hat (Heritage) A lightweight style perfect for babies and toddlers and younger children a little fussy with hats. The upright brim allows them to look out and see the world, while the flap protects necks. These are great to be worn in a carrier or pram as the flap sits comfortably on the back of necks and the brim can be angled to block the sun if needed. This style has an adjustable tie in the back, meaning you can get the perfect fit and the hat will grow with your child. This adjustability is available on both sides of the reversible hat. The chin ties are sweet and elasticised in the top so once you have the right tightness on bub, you can simply pull the chin ties slightly to slip the hat on or off without having to retie each time it's worn.
Seeker Bonnet (Heritage) A sweet yesteryear feel, our sun bonnets have a generous brim that frames the face and sits snugly on the back of the neck giving some protection. These styles are reversible but not adjustable, so please ensure you read the sizing advice here to get the best size. Elasticised chin ties mean you can slip the bonnet on and off without having to retie each time it's worn.
Explorer Classic Bucket (Heritage) A classic style of hat with a slightly more upright brim. These brims have a thin cord in the edges that allow them to bounce right back into shape if bumped making them anti-flop for the ultimate in sun protection. Fully reversible, this style has an adjustable tie on the back of the crown allowing you to gather or release the crown size for the perfect fit. Elasticised chin ties mean you can slip the hat on and off without having to retie each time it's worn.
Wanderer Panelled Bucket (Heritage) A lightly more feminine version of our classic bucket, this style has a panelled crown and slightly longer back brim. The adjustable ties are also long and ribbon-like and allow you to gather or release the crown size for the perfect fit. Elasticised chin ties mean you can slip the hat on and off without having to retie each time it's worn.
Vacationer Ladies Sun Hat (Heritage) A feminine, shapely style hat that is fully reversible giving you two hats in one! This style is not adjustable, so please check here for sizing advice. Light on heads, the cord in the edge of the brim bounces back with any pressure meaning it will not flop in your eyes! Perfect to pair with the kids Heritage styles for that matchy-matchy look.