The Savvy Five: Kids’ Summer Hats


We always tip our hat to the savvy moms who are ready with their summer stash—just in time for the first days of really warm weather. To help finish up your summer prep, we’ve got five favourite summer hats for kids in this month’s SavvyFive.
Red Thread Design Reversible Summer Hat
Good for: Adding a dash of fashion while staying sun-safe
Why It Made the List: Available in six stunning colour combos and in sizes newborn to age 10, this 100% cotton, machine-washable, classic, cloche-style hat is reversible, too (which, we think, makes it particularly savvy). With a floral print on one side and contrasting solids on the other, you’ll feel like you’re getting two hats for the price of one. If you need a special occasion outfit, coordinating dresses are also available. Mom-entrepreneur designed and ethically made in Canada, we’re also moved by the story of how the name Red Thread Designs was inspired by the adoption of Devorah Miller’s daughter. ($28, available at

Luvali Reversible Summer HatsLuvali Reversible Summer Hats
Good for: Bringing a little fun to the job of sun protection
Why It Made the List: It can be hard convincing the littlest ones to keep their hat on, but not when they have a choice of two different animals to plop on their head. Available sizes from six months to 4T, you can choose from the Lonkey (lion/monkey), the Frear (frog/bear), Litten (lamb/kitten) or the Buppy (bunny/puppy). And if you’re jealous of this fashion flexibility, check out the Luvali Convertibles handbags, with their reversible slips that give you two bags in one, for yourself. ($22, available at


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