12 Best Newborn Hats to Top Off Baby’s Outfit

Keep your little one warm with these cute baby beanies and caps.
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August 6, 2020
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While newborns are adorably small, their heads are actually pretty big compared to the rest of their bodies. All that surface area can let lots of heat escape—which is where newborn hats come in. To keep baby warm during the first few weeks, cover their noggin with a cap (especially if they’re outdoors). While you’re at it, make it a cute one—it’s a great opportunity for sweet photo-ops. Below, shop the best newborn baby hats we’ve seen. They make perfect additions to baby’s coming-home outfit, newborn photoshoot outfit and overall early wardrobe.

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Kyte BABY Organic Bamboo Rayon Baby Beanie Hats

Newborn skin is sensitive, which is why we love these organic, hypoallergenic and super-smooth baby beanies. The newborn hats are sold in versatile neutrals, bright solid colors and super-sweet patterns, so there’s truly a set for everyone.

Buy it: Starting from $16 for a set of 3,

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Copper Pearl Baby Beanie Hat

What’s so great about knotted newborn beanies? The top knots are adjustable so your kid can wear them well beyond the newborn phase. These ones come in a whole range of trendy prints. They’re also soft, breathable and just stretchy enough to keep baby comfortable.

Buy it: $13 each,

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Baby Squishy Cheeks Personalized Infant Baby Hat with Name

There’s something extra-special about personalized newborn hats, especially when they serve as newborn hospital hats perfect for those first family photos. These baby beanies come customized with your infant’s name and are available in multiple neutral colors.

Buy it: Starting from $8 each with personalization,

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Just One You by Carter’s Baby Boys’ Hats

Of course, knotted baby beanies aren’t the only newborn hats for boys and girls. These knit cap-style newborn baby hats have the dreamiest patterns and one even comes with attached ears—how cute!

Buy it: $8 for a set of 3,

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Posh Baby Loves Personalized Baby Girl Newborn Hospital Hat with Large Bow

This ultra-charming design combines two of the most photo-ready styles into one truly aww-worthy cap: a personalized newborn hat and a newborn hat with a bow! The knit accessory is undeniably cozy and you even get to customize the colors.

Buy it: $10,

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So 'dorable Knit Baby Beanies

How about a funny newborn beanie to add to the mix? This striped knit hat reads “I have arrived” and comes with two other caps to boot. And like all the best newborn beanies, it’s machine-washable—because convenience is key during early parenthood.

Buy it: $7 for a set of 3,

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The unique newborn beanie patterns keep on coming! These newborn hat sets include one simple, solid cap, plus a fun, printed one that’ll help your kid stand out from the rest of the babies in the hospital delivery wing.

Buy it: $22 for a set of 2,

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BaeBae Goods Baby Beanie Set for Newborn Boys & Girls

You might as well stock up on baby beanies—like we said, convenience is key and doing laundry is exhausting. These newborn baby boy and girl hats are sold in sets of six, and adorably patterned ones at that.

Buy it: $17 for a set of 6,

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Cloud Island Baby Girls Hats in Pink

No wonder newborn hats with bows are some of the most popular types of newborn girl hats—this pink knit cap is too-cute. Better yet, it comes with two baby beanies: one solid one and one pretty floral one.

Buy it: $6 for a set of 3,

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Simply Wren Personalized Newborn Hat

Get this personalized newborn hat as a classic beanie, a top-knot beanie or both! The design is definitely cute enough to justify buying multiples. Just note that these knit newborn hats are spot-clean only, so consider saving them for special occasions.

Buy it: $18 each,

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Gerber Baby Caps in Gray/White/Yellow Sheeps

This dreamy set of five includes one of our favorite newborn hat designs: a knit cap designed to look like a lamb, complete with ears! Of course, the rest of the soft and perfectly snug newborn baby hats are adorable too. And a five-pack for under $10? Now that’s a steal.

Buy it: $9 for a set of 5,

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Monica + Andy Top Knot Cap

Last but not least, here’s an ultra-cool cactus-themed newborn beanie. Because desert motifs are having a moment, and shouldn’t your newborn rock the latest fads? Prepare to have the trendiest baby ever. (FYI, the brand carries tons of other irresistible hat designs you’ll have a hard time choosing from.)

Buy it: $13,

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Updated July 2019

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