Back To School Guide – hats and hair accessories

After a long, carefree summer holiday with the (not so) occasional day of children with hair that’s gone without being tidied or even brushed (please tell me I’m not the only one), school is just around the corner. It’s time to rein things back in with hats and hair accessories!

Bedhead hats (seen above) are nothing short of amazing. The variety of designs alone is staggering and the creativeness – well that needs to be seen to be believed! For school hats, Bedhead has you covered (quite literally) with bucket and legionnaire styles available in super comfy, wash and wear, cotton stretch jersey. Available from Baby’s Got Style and currently at sale prices from $14.

Red Bobble hair ties look just about good enough to eat. Reminiscent of old style boiled sweets, these hair bobbles come in all the colours of the rainbow, even going one step further to rainbow striped bobbles! The single colours – reds, greens and blues – are perfect for matching with school uniforms too. Priced $3 each or in milk carton packs (you can choose your assortment) of eight hair bobbles for $21 and sixteen for $42, they’re available from Red Bobble.

For some hair bow clips that are almost too cool for school, check out these retro Clara Bow Hair Clips from Rock Your Baby. Available in either red or black, a set of two is priced $12 and available from Cradle Rock.

The golden rule with hats is to name them. It’s just about the only chance you have of your child’s hat being returned after it has been tossed aside in a flurry of excitement in the playground – so why not go for the ultimate in personalised hats and have your child’s name emblazoned right across the front! Personalised Kids Bucket Style Hats are available from Identity Direct and priced $20.


Well known brand Penny Scallan has designing accessories down to a fine art. Penny Scallan hats are available in famous prints that can be spotted from far in the distance – this gorgeous white star on navy has a beautiful red cord detail and adjustable toggle. Made from a sturdy cotton canvas, this is one hat that will last from one summer to the next! Available from Penny Scallan, $24.95.

As if the hats aren’t gorgeous enough, Penny Scallan have a collection of charming hair accessories. While clips, ribbons and headbands are all available for separate sale – a great gift and fantastic value for money is to be found with a Penny Scallan Hair Accessory Box. Available in a large size for $29.95 or small for $14.95 – both come in Babushka, Juicy Apple and Chirpy Bird designs and are packaged in a beautiful gift box.

Preschoolers will love these Bucket Hats with their playful pictures from Sticky Biz.  With an extensive range of name designs, choosing which one they like best will be a holiday activity in itself!  The hats come in navy or pink, both priced $20.

cute hair & ponytail accessories for girls

One Little Bird has a huge offering of clever fabric button style hair ties that are sublime and the best thing is at only $4 a pair, you can pick a favourite and so can the little lady in your life! The great advantage of these hair ties is it means no more lost ribbons – these are a hair tie and decoration in one piece – too easy! See the whole range, including hair clips, at One Little Bird.

For more eye-catching hats, you can’t beat the sublime range from both Toshi and Oobi. There’s a fabulous range of prints and plain styles that both children and adults will love and all hats have a toggle or tie so once tightened up, they can’t fall off! Perfect for windy days in the playground or kinder yard. Priced from $24.95 and available from Baby’s Got Style.

That’s it for now – arm yourself with a new bottle of detangler spray and have your hair brush at the ready! Be sure to see our other Back To School Guides for more ideas.

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