Hot little hats to keep cool little heads warm this winter

There’s a very good reason most babies are born with next to no hair. It’s so they can don stunning little hats like these to keep those precious little heads warm.

One look at this adorable blue striped-hat-and-bootie combo for newborns (pictured below left) from Little Knits for Little Kids had me wishing my own recent near-bald new arrival had been a winter baby instead of a late-springtime boy! But I’m consoling myself with the fact that he’ll be just the right size to don Little Knits’ equally stunning striped earflap hat (pictured below right) by the time the weather turns cold.

The earflap hats, with their so-so-cute topknots, are made from the softest Italian yarn in a blend of Merino for warmth, microfiber for stretch and cashmere for comfort. They are hand knitted to order and come in three sizes to fit babies aged from three months to 18 months. I adore the twisted rope ties that fasten under baby’s chin (very useful for serial hat removers). Let them hang loose for extra cool or remove them altogether to create a beanie-style hat if you prefer.

Newborn sets are made from organic cotton yarn and come in blue for boys or raspberry for girls. Knitter extraordinaire Vicki also makes earflap hats for girls with or without pom-poms on top but I really, really love her crocheted cheeky monkey hats for little misses (pictured below). They come in all sorts of colours in sizes to fit girls up to five.

Earflap hats are $29.50, newborn sets are $25 and cheeky monkey hats are $27.50 from Little Knits for Little Kids at Made It, with teeny-tiny postage charges.

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