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Our Favorite Hats, Headbands and Turbans for Babies

Looking for something cozy, comfy and super-cute for baby’s head? We’ve got you covered.

It’s hard to imagine baby not wearing something on her head—after all, the maternity beanie has been part of her get-up practically from the moment she was born (that and the onesie). But now that she’s grown a little bigger, she (and you) may want to change up her look a bit. Fortunately, there’s a world of designs to choose from, from the classic knit hat for wintry days to the trendy baby turban and headband (you know, this year’s Instagram sensation that ingeniously meshes comfort with style). Ready to shop? We’ve curated a tidy list of adorable options, so baby will look smashing, no matter the occasion.

Photo: Courtesy of BluTaylor

The Ballerina Baby Turban

Blu Taylor’s dainty ballet-slipper baby turban gives off serious retro vibes. Hand-sewn and graced with oodles of ruffles, it’s got the au courant look of a wrap goes on with the ease of a hat.

Buy it: BluTaylor Vintage Ballet Pink, $25, BluTaylor.com

Photo: Courtesy of Boden

The Animal Baby Hat

This one gets the prize for cutest use for pompoms—as the ears of a bear hat! Plus, it’ll keep little heads and ears warm thanks to a cozy fleece lining and a handy button fastener.

Buy it: Boden USA Novelty Hat & Mittens Set, $45, BodenUSA.com

Photo: Courtesy of RSM Modern Design/Etsy

The Floral Baby Turban

Like a garden in springtime, this baby turban offers up a bright, cheerful batch of blooms. What’s more, the lightweight, stretchy fabric means baby’s sweet little head stays comfy, not sweaty.

Buy it: RSM Modern Design Baby Turban Hat on Bright Watercolor, $16, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy of Hanna Andersson

The Serious Snow Day Hat

Leave it to a Swede (okay, the co-founder moved to Portland, Oregon, but still) to design a hat that practically warms you up the second you set eyes on it. Hanna Andersson’s cozy over-the-ears topper wards away the chill with cotton yarn layered over a jersey lining. A fluffy, faux fur pompom tops off the look and an under-the-chin tie keeps it all in place.

Buy it: Hanna Andersson Jersey Lined Knit Hat, $28, HannaAndersson.com

Photo: Courtesy of Baby Bling

The Festive Baby Turban Headband

We’re obsessed with this super-soft and stretchy baby turban headband. The cable knit design in cherry red tops off a holiday outfit with flare, but also looks right at home with a pair of baby dungarees (or swaddle blanket).

Buy it: Baby Bling Cable Knit Knot, $14, BabyBlingBows.com

Photo: Courtesy of Monica + Andy

The Lounge-at-Home Baby Turban

You know that old sweatshirt you wear all weekend long? It’s like that, but it gets its comfort quotient from the intrinsically soft organic cotton it’s made of, instead of years of wear. Like most turbans for babies, it’s actually a hat with a convincing faux knot in front. (You can get it in pink, purple and black too.)

Buy it: Monica + Andy Baby Turban, $16, MonicaAndAndy.com

Photo: Courtesy of Cloud Island

The Beach Day Baby Headband

Whether your little girl is building sandcastles by the sea or in a sandbox, you can count on these these soft wide-width bands to keep hair out of her eyes. Building a collection is a breeze—there are three coral-colored headbands in one wallet-friendly set.

Buy it: Cloud Island Baby Girls’ 3pk Headband Set, $6, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy of Baby Bling

The Vintage Baby Headband

All the kids (or kids’ moms) will be ooh-ing and aah-ing over this pick. With the mini pompom trim and the nostalgic design featuring teeny-tiny reindeer, it’s looks as if Grandma may have stitched it up herself.

Buy it: Baby Bling Trimmed Printed Knot, $15, BabyBlingBows.com

Photo: Courtesy of Cloud Island

The Prince (or Princess) Hat

Maybe not the warmest option out there, but it sure is adorbs. Its soft sweater knit feels super-cozy and fits the bill if baby needs just a little something-something on a brisk morning stroll.

Buy it: Cloud Island Baby Knit Crown, $6, Target.com

Photo: Courtesy of Maisonette

The Bunny Hat

Long rosy ears and sweet l’il cherries? Cuteness overload! Made from sustainable materials by a husband-and-wife team, this pick will stay put on your little bunny as she bounces about thanks to under-the-chin ties.

Buy it : Maisonette Oeuf Bunny Hat, Dark Pink with Cherries, $28, Maisonette.com

Photo: Courtesy of Posh Peanut Children's Boutique

The Sparkly Headband

Let this be an early lesson to little girls that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for flair. These sequined headbands razzle-dazzle and feel soft at the same time, thanks to their sequinned-bow-on-stretchy-cotton construction. Slip one on for a special occasion, or for just another fabulous day at home.

Buy it: Posh Peanut Kids Sequin Bow Headband, $5 each, Etsy.com

Photo: Courtesy of Baby Bling

The Sailor-Knot Baby Turban Headband

What happens when you combine classic design and a trendy accessory? Amazing versatility. This wear-anywhere baby turban headband perks up any playday outfit as surely as a navy blazer would a pair of khakis on Dad.

Buy it: Baby Bling Sailor Knot Dot, $13, BabyBlingBows.com

Photo: Courtesy of Sam Bowtique

Best Fashion-Forward Baby Turban

Talk about a fashion pick that’s on-point: There’s something about a leopard print that adds instant pizazz to whatever baby’s wearing, plus the fabric is a soft crush of velvet.

Buy it: Velvet Leopard Baby Turban, $15, SamsBowtique.bigcartel.com

Photo: Courtesy of Sam's Bowtique

Best Tie-dyed Baby Headbands

For the little one who loves unicorns and rainbow everything, here’s how she’ll want to top off her every outfit. This one lies decidedly on the purple end of the spectrum (i.e., the best one, say little girls) and comes with or without a knot—you choose.

Buy it: Mystical Unicorn Baby Headband, $8 each, SamsBowtique.bigcartel.com

Published November 2017