Super Cute Summer Hats for Kids

Best Kids Hats and Sunhats

We must protect those beautiful heads! And you’ll need more than just a slathering of sunscreen to keep the kids safe from harmful UV rays—a good hat is a must.

From tots to school-aged kids, here are some stylish, yet protective summer hat options.

For the Littles (under 5)

Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

Available in a choice of colours and sizes to suit every tot’s style, this hat provides full coverage to the back of your little one’s ears and neck, along with a stiffened brim to shade the face. It’s made from UPF 30+ material and includes a moisture managing headband for all-day comfort.

Get it at MEC, $36

Zoocchini Baby Sun Hat Shark

Talk about cute! This sun hat for babies comes in a few different animals, but we think this baby shark is the sweetest (most terrifying!) Available in sizes to fit tots from 0-24 months, it is made with UPF 50+ breathable fabric that is lightweight and quick drying.

Get it at, $12

SavvyMom Best Sun Hats for Kids

OshKosh B’gosh Beach Bucket Hat


Offering UPF 50+ sun protection, this bucket-style hat features a reversible design that is machine-washable. The bright colours will help you keep an eye on your tot while hanging out at the beach.

Get it at Carter’s OshKosh, $14

Patagonia Baby Baggies Cap

Available in a choice of fun patterns, this lightweight, fast-drying cap boasts a durable, water-repellent finish and a wide front brim to help shield tiny faces from the sun’s rays.

Get it at Patagonia, $29

Sunday Afternoons Sunsprout Hat

Available in a choice of three colours, this adorable wide-brimmed hat offers added protection of the neck thanks to the integrated cape. It is made from UPF 50+ fabric and features a quick-release chin strap.

Get it at MEC, $28

Puffin Gear Sunbaby Oxford Hat in White


Puffin Gear’s classic oxford cotton sun hat has a wide brim for maximum UPF50+ sun protection. A product with this rating blocks at least 97.5% broad spectrum UVA and UVB radiation. Made in Canada from 100% cotton, this hat is machine washable has a chin tie and a cord lock, but also a safety breakaway clip.

Get it at, $43


For Big Kids (aged 5-12)

Kid Girls’ Floppy Straw Hat

Best Sun Hats - Joe Fresh


This wide-brimmed floppy hat provides full coverage from the sun but also welcomes it with a sassy “hello sunshine” cursive script on the brim.

Get it at Joe Fresh, $14

Straw Plaid Fedora



Made from natural woven straw, this classic summertime accessory gets a modern update with this fedora designed with a cool plaid pattern.

Get it at Joe Fresh, $14

George Palm Tree Printed Fedora



Add some summer sophistication to your kids’ accessories with this printed paper fedora with rope accent. This lightweight hat is styled with an all-over print, a rope band, and a turned-up back brim.

Get it at Walmart, $10

Kids’ Bucket Hat


Best Sun Hats - HandM

This canvas bucket hat provides ample protection from the sun and is machine washable to get rid of all the dirt and grime after a busy week of summer camp. The palm tree pattern gives the hat a touch of whimsy.

Get it at H&M, $13


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