Made in the Shade

Sun Hats For Kids

Everyone thinks of sun hats for babies and toddles but when they out grow them, bigger sizes are hard to find in the stores, so we give up.  I love sun hats!  I love how you can just grab them in the summer and go.  Your kid’s most important parts are protected from the sun.  You don’t have to worry about putting sun screen on their ears, nose, forehead, and necks.  They also shade their eyes.  Us Doodles and Jotters have fair skin and sparse hair making us more vulnerable to the sun but really everyone should be concerned about the sun these days!  Sun hats are a fun fashion statement too.

For all these reasons I am determined this summer to get my kids some new sun hats and stop trying to squeeze their big heads in those toddler sized ones!  I found some fun ones on Amazon to share with you today.  Don’t you love Amazon shopping!  So easy, maybe too easy, actually!

To learn more about any of these, click on the image to travel to its Amazon product page.

The first 2 are from Melissa & Doug, the makers of many quality traditional yet innovative toys.  Don’t you think they’re cute!

These next two bucket style hats are from Sunday Afternoons.  A practical choice as they provide sun protection and are lightweight and breathable.

This one is also from Sunday Afternoons and I call it the mega sun hat.  With this one more than just their heads and necks will be protected!  Plus they can claim the widest brim in all the land!

This is were the sharks should be at the beach!  Also comes with shades.

This fun reversible pick with tropical print from Tuga has a 50+ UPF rating!

Here are a few more sophisticated options fro San Diego…

And from Patagonia, this one comes is several reversible patterns and colors.

How about you?  Do you have sun hats for your older kids?  Yourself?  Please share!

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For more about protecting you and your family from the sun, check out Here Comes the Sun from Krauss Dermatology.



I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.


    • We are not there yet but, I guess lot of kids start resisting at a certain age. Maybe if they picked out their own hat…

    • I think I saw some nice i-play ones… I was thinking it would be a fun project to make them but no time lately!

  1. The funny thing is, I have an impossibly tiny head, and I can fit into Simon’s sun hat from Carter’s. No joke. So, as long as I don’t mind pink ruffles and bows or killer sharks on my hat, I will always be able to find a sun hat in my size.
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